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Pennsylvania Senate's medical marijuana bill hits opposition

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:48pm
The Pennsylvania state Senate's bill legalizing medical marijuana has landed in a House committee headed by a Republican who opposes the authorization of any drug without the federal government's approval first.
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Football coach accused of having sex with student, 15

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:12pm
Police say an assistant football coach and teacher's aide in eastern Pennsylvania had sex with a 15-year-old student last year.
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LIVE: Jury Reaches Verdict in Marathon Bombers Death Penalty Trial

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:12pm
The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev announced Friday that it has reached a decision on whether he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or to death.CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley is live with the latest.
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Town officials charged over alleged misuse of state grant

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:12pm
State prosecutors say four current or former board supervisors from a northeastern Pennsylvania town are under arrest for misusing a $50,000 grant to help build an emergency management structure and then trying to conceal...
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Verdict reached in marathon bomber's death penalty trial

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:53pm
The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev announced Friday that it has reached a decision on whether he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or to death.
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Schumer: House Speaker Boehner ignorant about rail safety

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:48pm
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (SHOO'-mur) has accused House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) of "massive ignorance" about rail safety and wants Congress to pay for rail infrastructure improvements after Amtrak's...
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Wheeling Police Department Seeks Funding for Crisis Intervention Tactical Training and Team

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:12pm
When it comes to emergency situations of a more delicate nature, the Wheeling Police Department is working to put together a specialized team to move in and keep the situation from escalating.
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Pittsburgh governing body votes to endorse gay marriage

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:12pm
A regional governing body serving Presbyterian congregations in the Pittsburgh-area has voted to endorse same-sex marriage in church life.
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Child welfare workers go on strike in NE Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:31pm
Workers with a child welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania went on strike Friday amid a showdown over their contract.
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Penn State says College of Engineering hit in cyberattacks

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:07pm
Penn State University says it was the victim of a cyberattack in which hackers stole usernames and passwords issued by its College of Engineering.
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Caretaker charged in death of 92-year-old man

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:15pm
A caretaker in northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with killing her 92-year-old ward.
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Quick Action Prevents Fire From Spreading at ArcelorMittal Tin Mill in Weirton, WV

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:53am
The Weirton Fire Department is investigating a fire Friday morning at the Arcelor Mittal tin mill. The first started before 9 a.m. in the strip steel section of the mill at Main Street and Virginia Avenue.
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Police: New Jersey man pushes wife to death in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:39am
Pennsylvania State Police say a New Jersey man killed his wife by pushing her off a 100-foot cliff in the Pocono Mountains.
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Elementary Students Care for Momma and Ducklings

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:01am
A mother and her ducklings have left the pond and are calling "Middle Creek" home. Students at Middle Creek Elementary School watched in anticipation on Thursday as mallard ducklings began to hatch.
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Pittsburgh police commander new George Washington U. chief

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:31am
Pittsburgh police major crimes Cmdr. RaShall Brackney has been named the new police chief at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
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Dems pushing votes for dead councilwoman still on ballot

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:19am
Supporters of a Democratic Allegheny County councilwoman who died earlier this month are still touting her in next week's primary as a tribute to her - and a rebuke to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who has been...
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Corman defends pension bill, says Wolf's budget lacks votes

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:07am
Gov. Tom Wolf may not like a Senate GOP plan to overhaul pension benefits for public school and state government employees, but Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman warns that Wolf's budget plan has zero votes among the...
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