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Ohio reschedules executions for 7 death row inmates

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:40pm
The state has rescheduled executions for seven death row inmates as it tries to find new lethal drugs, meaning no inmate will be put to death in Ohio in 2015.
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Fitness email stirs controversy at Pennsylvania college

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:32pm
A Pennsylvania college has stirred controversy on social media after it sent an email to students with elevated body mass indexes, advertising a fitness program.
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US Circuit Judge Rendell taking senior status

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:32pm
U.S. Judge Marjorie Rendell plans to take senior status in July as a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia.
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W.Va. man pleads guilty in 1981 fatal shooting of father

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:28pm
A McDowell County man has pleaded guilty in the 1981 fatal shooting of his father.
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Ohio appeals judge's order to return seized tigers to owner

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:24pm
Ohio officials who seized six tigers, a lion and other animals from a sanctuary near Toledo are appealing a judge's order to return them to their owner.
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Virginia coal company to idle coal mines in 2 W.Va. counties

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:11pm
Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources Inc. says it has notified workers at coal mines in two West Virginia counties that the company plans to idle their operations.
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Following Wolf's lead, PLCB OKs gift ban for its employees

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:56pm
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees.
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Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate new Pa. treasurer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:45pm
Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation.
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Craig to be sworn in after McCord resigns as Pa. treasurer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:32pm
The top lawyer under Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord is preparing to be sworn in, following McCord's resignation amid a federal criminal investigation.
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Martinsburg man convicted in wife's hammer death

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:20pm
A Martinsburg man has been convicted of killing his estranged wife with a hammer.
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Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:32pm
Bernice Gordon, a prolific constructor of crossword puzzles, has died at the age of 101.
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Ohio governor's budget to expand ways to get college credit

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:12pm
Ohio's community colleges would be able to offer bachelor's degrees in certain circumstances under a proposal to be contained in the budget Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) releases Monday.
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Tomblin appoints successor to circuit judge who resigned

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:08pm
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed an Elkins attorney to succeed a circuit court judge who resigned after admitting having an affair with a corrections official.
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Extra security planned for Bill Cosby's Friday show in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:56pm
Bill Cosby's stand-up tour is making a stop in northern Ohio, where police say they will have extra officers on hand for the show.
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Suspect Leads Authorities Through Multi-County High Speed Chase

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:51pm
One man was taken into custody after leading police on a high speed chase through multiple counties in Ohio, hitting a person and damaging other vehicles in the process.
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Lawmaker proposes naming I-84 exit after slain Pa. trooper

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:36pm
A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing to name an exit on Interstate 84 in the Pocono Mountain region for a state trooper slain nearby while on duty.
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Pa. court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:13pm
A Pennsylvania court is giving the attorney general's office an extra day to prepare for a hearing next week about who should be in charge of the state Office of Open Records.
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2 Ex-Penn State rugby players get probation in shed arson

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:08pm
Two former Penn State rugby players have been sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service on charges they torched the team's storage shed because they were unhappy with their coach.
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'Deflategate' chocolate football charity auction nets $20K

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:04pm
A Pennsylvania candy maker's attempt to tease the New England Patriots with a chocolate "Deflategate" football has wound up being anything but a joke.
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Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:00pm
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel - an archenemy of Iran - to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran...
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