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DA: Pa. officer justified in shooting suspect

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:50am
A northeast Pennsylvania prosecutor says a police officer was justified when he wounded a suspect last month in a shopping center parking lot.
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W.Va. inmate, ex-wife plead guilty to drug charges

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:42am
An inmate at Huttonsville Correctional Center faces more time behind bars after pleading guilty to having drugs in the prison.
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Work of FBI squad evident in Columbus payday probe

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:42am
A sweeping Statehouse probe into lobbying by the payday lending industry culminates this month in sentencings for two more Ohio lawmakers.
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Ohio House panel OKs traffic camera restrictions

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:06am
A bill requiring a police officer's presence for tickets to be issued from traffic cameras is headed to the full Ohio House for a vote.
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Pittsburgh could pay $52K in black teacher arrest

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:26am
Pittsburgh's city council is proposing a $52,500 settlement for a black teacher wrongfully arrested by a white police officer.
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Soap star pleads guilty in northeast Ohio crash

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:46am
Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the crash that seriously injured his girlfriend in far northeast Ohio.
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2014 Three Rivers Classic to Feature Nationally-Ranked Programs Robert Morris and Colgate

Pittsburgh Penguins - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:26am
The third annual Three Rivers Classic college hockey tournament to be held Dec. 29-30 at CONSOL Energy Center features two of the top-20 teams in the country in 14th-ranked Colgate and 17th-ranked Robert Morris. Penn State narrowly missed maki...

Computer error factor in Harrison dispatch mix-up

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:54am
Harrison County officials are attributing a 911 dispatch mix-up to a computer error and miscommunication.
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Layoffs loom as Ohio uranium cleanup eyes funding

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:30am
As Congress considers a massive spending bill, officials in southern Ohio are waiting to see whether funding is approved to avert hundreds of layoffs for workers decontaminating and decommissioning a Cold War-era uranium...
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Ex-Steeler LeGarrette Blount Due in Court for Pot Case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:08am
PITTSBURGH (AP) -Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is due in court for a marijuana possession charge stemming from his arrest in August with former teammate Le'Veon Bell.  Blount has since been cut and now plays for the New England Patriots.
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Bills Legalizing Fireworks clears Ohio Senate

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:05am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Consumer grade fireworks would be legal to use in Ohio under legislation moving through the state Legislature.
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New Reports Says Ohio Spends $200k a Year on Every Incarcerated Juvenile

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:02am
 Ohio is one of 10 states that spends more than $300,000 per year on each incarcerated juvenile in the state. That is more than $550 a day according to a new report released but the Justice Policy Institute.
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