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Amusement park will rehire special needs worker after outcry

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:08pm
An eastern Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambast the company for firing him.
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USHL ANNOUNCES RETURN OF FALL CLASSIC PRE-SEASON SHOWCASE

Pittsburgh Penguins - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:00pm
The United States Hockey League announced that the USHL Fall Classic, long recognized as one of North America’s premier scouting venues for junior hockey, will return for the 2016-17 season. The preseason showcase will be played at two regional si...

Fayette County Schools will cut 18 staff positions

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:40pm
Fayette County Schools will eliminate professional jobs and service personnel in an effort to match funding the state allows for such positions.
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AG wants dismissal of Penn State officials' charges reversed

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:40pm
State prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some of the criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints against Jerry Sandusky.
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Court rejects AG Kane's request to reinstate law license

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:40pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is declining to reinstate the suspended law license of Pennsylvania's attorney general as she fights criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material and lied about it under oath.
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Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:32pm
A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's...
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More tests show Ohio village's water OK after lead scare

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:00pm
Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency says lead levels in tap water were below the federal allowable limit in most of the recent samples requested by homeowners in the northeast Ohio village of Sebring.
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Gay groups seek to buy NYC church known for hateful messages

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:20pm
The end may be nigh for a Harlem church known for hateful public messages condemning gays and President Barack Obama to eternal damnation, and two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get an ironic last word on...
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Mastermind of jewelry store worker kidnapping gets 30 years

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:20pm
One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to over 30 years in prison.
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WV Treasure Visits Middle Creek Elementary

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:16pm
West Virginia Treasurer, John D. Perdue, made a stop at Middle Creek Elementary School to motivate students to get involved in the annual Smart529 When I Grow Up essay contest.  
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Woman killed in bed by falling tree, husband trapped

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:44pm
Authorities say a 90-foot tree fell on a house in suburban Philadelphia, killing a woman in her bed and trapping her husband beside her.
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Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress gets probation for tax evasion

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:28pm
Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has five years to repay New Jersey $56,000 in back taxes and restitution.
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Fire Reported at Wheeling Hospital

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:17pm
Several fire departments are on the scene at Wheeling Hospital after reports of a fire near the Intensive Care Unit. According to Gregg Warren, a battery charger started to smoke in a room where batteries are charged. 
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West Virginia Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:01pm
After a veto last year, the push to let West Virginians drink raw milk through animal-sharing agreements is regaining steam.
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Pennsylvania's insurance sign-ups dip after Medicaid expands

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:52pm
Officials say the number of Pennsylvanians enrolled in insurance plans sold through the federal marketplace shrank from a year ago as some people migrated to Medicaid after the program's eligibility guidelines expanded.
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Suburban Philadelphia house fire leaves 1 person dead

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:20pm
A fire official says one person is dead after an early morning fire tore through a town house in suburban Philadelphia.
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Snow can't stop presidential campaigning in New Hampshire

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:56am
The Latest on a winter storm that is expected to drop as much as 10 inches of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):
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'Touching therapy' doc gets prison, labeled sexual predator

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:49am
A central Pennsylvania psychologist who used "touching therapy" on two female sexual trauma patients will spend three to six years in prison.
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Panhandlers in the Ohio Valley: Their Stories

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:59am
Stuck at the red light, you look over and see a Panhandler with a sign that reads "Hungry, Anything Helps." Most people hurry past, but have you ever wondered what brought them there? What is their story?
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