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Pennsylvania casinos post first slots gain in 3 years

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:53pm
Pennsylvania casinos have stopped the bleeding when it comes to slot machines.
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Kane's sister sued by ex-boyfriend over $200,000 loan

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:53pm
The twin sister of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is being sued over a $200,000 loan by an FBI agent who was her former boyfriend.
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Marijuana Patch Found In Belmont County

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:51pm
It was a garden in the middle of the woods. A garden with a lush, impressive but illegal crop of marijuana. Thursday afternoon, the Belmont County Drug Task Force did the harvesting.
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Pennsylvania backs off plan to change nursing home payments

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:40pm
The Wolf administration is backing off a proposal to restructure Medicaid payments to nursing homes that a trade association found would have rewarded 13 homes accused by Pennsylvania state prosecutors of failing to meet...
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W.Va. attorney general settles with Nationwide for $5.75M

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:17pm
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has reached a $5.75 million settlement with Nationwide Insurance regarding a discount on certain insurance products for West Virginia Farm Bureau members.
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Feds warn of potential July 4 attacks targeting law enforcement

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:17pm
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Friday, June 26 warning of potential attacks against law enforcement officers and the military during the July 4th holiday, CBS News has learned.
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Jefferson County Man Sentenced to 12 Months of House Arrest

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:29pm
The 66 year old Jefferson County man who admitted to sexually assaulting numerous women has been sentenced to 12 months of house arrest. Wesley Springer was back inside of a courtroom Thursday morning.Judge Michelle Miller sentenced Springer to 12 months of house arrest and five years of community control sanctions. 
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Court reinstates life, no parole sentence for murder convict

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:28pm
An appeals court has reinstated a life sentence without parole for a 28-eight-year-old western Pennsylvania man who was 17 when he killed a counselor while escaping from a juvenile detention center.
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Tree pre-dating Revolutionary War cut down in Lemont

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:16pm
Residents of a central Pennsylvania town are up in arms over the removal of an almost 300 year old tree.
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Penguins Sign Defenseman Will O’Neill

Pittsburgh Penguins - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:45pm
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Will O’Neill to a one-year, two-way contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal has an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL lev...

Cop Buys Lemonade At Girl’s Stand; Returns Next Day, But Not To Buy More

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:27pm
A police officer stopped at a little girls lemonade stand while out on patrol in Ohio. After talking to her for a few minutes, he decided to give her a lecture before leaving. He returned the next day, but not to lecture her or even to buy a cup of lemonade.
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Train Derails, Thousands Evacuated

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:31pm
Officials in Maryville, Tennessee, say an evacuation is expected to last at least until Friday, after a CSX train car carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire. They also asked nearby residents not to drink well water for now.
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SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito Returns to her Ohio Valley Roots

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:51pm
Glen Dale West Virginia is a small close knit community, like most others here in the Ohio Valley, and one that a few celebrities like Brad Paisley, and Lady Gaga have personal ties, but so does the most powerful woman in the state; U.S. Senator Shelley Moore-Capito.
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Planned highway closure in 2016 draws business complaints

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:40pm
A planned three-month closure of a key central Pennsylvania highway next year is drawing flak from local businesses.
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Two Ohio Valley Kids Get Bikes to Help with Mobility

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:30pm
Two Ohio Valley kids with mobility disabilities were given the opportunity to enjoy life like the other kids and get a little therapy all while having some fun.
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Bubble Wrap is Losing Its Signature Pop

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:54am
The Wall Street Journal reports that the company which makes the packaging material Bubble Wrap, Sealed Air, is rolling out a new, flat version designed specifically to take up a lot less space and will costs less to ship. 
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Man challenging murder conviction due to judge's coke use

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:52am
A western Pennsylvania man is challenging his third-degree murder conviction in the 1977 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend because the judge at his trial was known to be using cocaine stolen from evidence at the time.
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Man gets prison for assaulting Neighborhood Watch official

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:32am
A northwestern Pennsylvania man will spend five to 10 years in prison for severely beating a Neighborhood Watch official who took a picture of the defendant's van when it was parked behind an unoccupied house.
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Ex-church official housed at jail that pope is to visit

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:12am
The Philadelphia prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of abuse complaints.
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4 couples married for 230 years renew vows at nursing home

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:40am
Four couples with a combined 230 years of marriage have said "I do" all over again at a western Pennsylvania nursing home.
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