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Democrats seek to stop charter school aid amid stalemate

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 2:42pm
Democratic lawmakers are asking the Pennsylvania Treasury to block Gov. Tom Wolf's attempt to divert money from public schools to pay charter schools amid an entrenched state budget stalemate.
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County launching reporting center for non-violent criminals

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:54pm
A southwestern Pennsylvania county is launching a day reporting center for non-violent criminals and low-risk offenders.
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AG tells staff her duties won't change much under suspension

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:50pm
Pennsylvania's attorney general is telling her staff that 98 percent of her job won't be affected as the suspension of her law license takes effect while she fights criminal charges.
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Vote on gambling bills put off amid budget negotiations

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:22pm
A Pennsylvania state House of Representatives committee is postponing a scheduled vote on legislation to expand gambling as top lawmakers continue budget negotiations.
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Coroner: Overdose caused death of prison inmate

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:18pm
Authorities say an overdose of several substances led to the death of a 27-year-old woman at a southwestern Pennsylvania prison last month.
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VP Joe Biden says he will not run for president in 2016

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:07pm
Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political...
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Montel Williams to back effort to legalize pot in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:02pm
An effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio is getting the backing of TV personality Montel Williams. 
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Manufacturer accused of selling imitation cheese as real

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:01pm
A western Pennsylvania cheese manufacturer is accused of selling imitation Parmesan and Romano cheese as the real thing.
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House panel issues subpoenas to 5 high-ranking VA officials

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:54pm
A House committee has voted to issue subpoenas to five high-ranking officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs after the officials did not show up at a hearing Wednesday on alleged manipulation of the agency's...
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5 suspects charged with murder in fraternity hazing death

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:38pm
Five suspects have been charged with murder in the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student.
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Open-records bill shielding addresses heads to state House

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:25pm
The Pennsylvania Senate is approving legislation that would make about 30 changes to the state's open records law, including a provision that would shield the addresses of lawmakers or employees of local or state...
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Obama to announce federal push to fight heroin use

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:29am
Heading to a region grappling with the scourge of drug abuse, President Barack Obama planned to announce new steps to improve doctor training and ease access to drug treatment as part of an effort to help communities...
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Watch our live coverage of President Barack Obama's visit

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:19am
President Barack Obama is going to be in West Virginia for several hours speaking about the drug epidemic in the area, and we will be live streaming the moment he touches down.T
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Judge denies appeal of man convicted in girlfriend's killing

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:13am
A judge had denied an appeal by a northwestern Pennsylvania man convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend more than two years ago.
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National GOP group's ad attacks Pennsylvania judge's record

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:41am
A national Republican group is airing a TV attack ad as it launches what it says is a two-week effort to influence the campaign for a record three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
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West Virginia Attorney General Criticizes Obama on Coal Role

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:30am
West Virginia's Republican attorney general is criticizing President Barack Obama for what he calls the Democrat's assault on the state's struggling coal industry. 
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West Virginia attorney general criticizes Obama on coal role

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 8:57am
West Virginia's Republican attorney general is criticizing President Barrack Obama for what he calls the Democrat's assault on the state's struggling coal industry.
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Tribune-Review, charity to grow Point Park journalism slate

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 7:57am
The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is partnering with the Allegheny Foundation to help Point Park University expand its journalism program and establish a $2.5 million Center for Media Innovation.
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