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Exterminator convicted in slaying of Philadelphia doctor

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:09pm
An exterminator has been convicted of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of a Philadelphia pediatrician, a slaying authorities said happened after she questioned his work.
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Oil train rules challenged by Illinois municipalities

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:01pm
By The Associated Press Two Illinois municipalities are challenging new train safety rules they say would allow the continued use of oil and ethanol tank cars known to fail during accidents.
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Pennsylvania property tax cut proposal passes state House

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:29pm
Pennsylvanians would see billions in lower school property taxes under a proposal that made it out of the state House and in the hands of the Senate.
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Judge rejects bankruptcy plan for company in chemical spill

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:24pm
A judge has rejected a $6.7 million bankruptcy plan by the company behind a January 2014 chemical spill.
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High court hopefuls commit about $1.5M for TV air time

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:13pm
Candidates for Pennsylvania's Supreme Court are spending large amounts of money on air time for campaign TV ads. A week before the May 19 primary, the total was about $1.5 million.
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Fall Hazard Prompts IKEA to Recall Pressure-Mounted Safety Gates

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:11pm
IKEA is recalling pressure-mounted safety gates sold nationwide due to a possible fall hazard.
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No trauma on toddler found in crib, but delay questioned

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:09pm
A coroner says a western Pennsylvania toddler found dead in his crib had no signs of trauma, but authorities were still questioning why his mother didn't call for help sooner.
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Deadly passenger train accidents in US in recent years

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:49pm
By The Associated Press The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is the latest passenger train crash involving fatalities in the United States. Other crashes that killed passengers...
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Police: Woman found dead in motel room was killed

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:49pm
Authorities say a woman found dead in a suburban Philadelphia motel room was killed.
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Woman to trial for underage sex, drinking charges with teen

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:49pm
A 45-year-old Pennsylvania woman must stand trial on charges she had sex with her son's 15-year-old friend at an underage drinking party at her home.
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Court: death penalty available in convicted killer's retrial

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:37pm
A Superior Court panel says the death penalty is still an option when a man is retried in the death of a central Pennsylvania woman.
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