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Man who killed wife sentenced to more time for threats

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:14pm
A man who spent more than two decades behind bars on charges that include the 1989 slaying of his wife is heading back to prison.
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Catholic study group blesses the way for pope, visitors

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:06pm
A Bible study group has been making the rounds every few weeks at sites that Pope Francis will visit next month in Center City Philadelphia.
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Hatfields and McCoys help pinpoint key battle site in feud

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:14pm
The Hatfield and McCoy descendants came armed - with digging tools. Working together as volunteers, they helped archaeologists unearth artifacts from one of the bloodiest sites in America's most famous feud.
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US Attorney General to visit Pittsburgh, talk policing

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:14pm
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Pittsburgh on Monday as part of a tour highlighting community policing practices.
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Feds: Police, but no screening on bridge for papal visit

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:14pm
The Secret Service says pedestrians should expect some kind of law enforcement presence on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge during Pope Francis' visit next month.
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WVU No Longer In Top 5 Party Schools

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:05pm
The Princeton Review announced its top party schools in America. Coming in at number one on the list is the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.West Virginia University is no stranger to this annual list. WVU dropped to three spots this year to seventh on the party list. 
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Dead Poets Society founder wraps up tour

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:02pm
A Maine poet who travels the nation to document the final resting places of bards has completed a summer tour in which surpassed a milestone of 500 graves.
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Magistrate charged with assaulting woman

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:42pm
A central Pennsylvania magistrate is facing charges that he groped a woman who appeared in his courtroom.
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Court: Philly anti-discrimination law doesn't apply to SEPTA

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:54pm
A Pennsylvania appeals court says the agency that runs Philadelphia's subways, buses and commuter rail isn't subject to the city's ordinance banning gender discrimination.
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Murder Charges Dropped for Hancock County Man

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:59pm
Charges have been dropped in the case of a man facing murder charges in Hancock County for the death of Darrell Daugherty.RELATED STORY: Body Found In Harmon CreekMagistrate Mike White in Hancock County dropped the charges against Carl Chain Friday morning, saying there was no probable cause.Daugherty's body was found in Harmon Creek on July 20, 2015. Police didn't believe foul play was involved at the time.RELATED STORY: Man charged with second degree murder after body found i...
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Pope to use Lincoln's Gettysburg lectern in Philadelphia

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:38pm
When Pope Francis speaks outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall in September, he will stand at the same lectern that President Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address.
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Tank wanted: Veterans park looking for surplus equipment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:26pm
Officials in a northwestern Pennsylvania township are on the prowl for a tank, chopper or large gun.
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Traffic diverted off New Jersey Turnpike because of gas leak

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:13pm
Authorities are diverting traffic away from a stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike because of what's believed to be a gas leak near the road.
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DA: Man killed by police had stolen 81 handguns from shop

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:10pm
Authorities say a southern New Jersey man fatally shot in a soybean field by Pennsylvania police had stolen 81 handguns and a large amount of ammunition from a gun shop.
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SEPTA selling pope trolley, speed line tickets via lottery

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:49pm
Philadelphia's regional transit agency is selling transit passes for Pope Francis' visit through the same online lottery it used for commuter rail passes.
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Officer resigns, gets probation for tipping off prostitute

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:43pm
A southwestern Pennsylvania police officer has resigned and been sentenced to two years' probation for tipping off a woman he used to date about a prostitution sting.The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1hndmDu ) says 40-year-old John Rush resigned from the Washington, Pennsylvania police on Thursday, a day after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and hindering prosecution.Rush pleaded guilty in Washington County's veterans court,...
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3 teens charged in Pennsylvania officer's death

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:29pm
Three teenagers have been charged as adults with second-degree murder in the death of a northeastern Pennsylvania police officer who fell 15 feet while chasing them.
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