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Ohio deaths renew calls for lookalike guns action

JackFM Local News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:55am
Two fatal police shootings in less than four months of young people holding lookalike guns in Ohio have raised calls for action to prevent such tragedies.
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Ohio governor says leaders must work to unite

JackFM Local News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:51am
Ohio's governor says unrest across the nation over police-involved killings underscores the need for political leaders to focus on being inclusive.
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Police: Weather likely factor in fatal W.Va. wreck

JackFM Local News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:27am
Police say investigators believe weather played a role in a fiery accident that killed five people on Interstate 77.
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Wolf's $1B drilling tax prediction might be high

JackFM Local News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:51am
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Pennsylvania's incoming governor might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on...
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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:18am
Governor Andrew Cuomo says two people returning to New York from West Africa where they were exposed to Ebola have agreed to a 21-day home quarantine but show no symptoms of the virus. Cuomo says the state is exercising...
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WVU Delays Decision on New Campus

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:07pm
West Virginia University's board will take two more weeks to decide whether to retain exclusive rights to purchase Mountain State University's campus in Beckley.The board delayed its decision until Dec. 22 at a meeting Friday in Morgantown. The university says the board will continue its analysis of academic possibilities and economic factors associated with the deal.WVU President Gordon Gee announced last month that the schools had entered into an exclusive agreement to evaluate the possible...
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Ohio Abuse Statistics Released

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:00pm
An Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project report says more than 30,000 children and 105,000 elderly people are abused or neglected each year and more than 82,000 women are physically assaulted by their intimate partners.Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said at a conference on Friday that state officials must work on prevention and identification of family abuse situations.The head of the Family Violence Prevention Project says the statistics were drawn from reporting by victim-services orga...
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WJU Students Gather to Attempt Three World Records

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:19pm
One local university came together to break a world record on Saturday, and it raised money for a great cause.
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Buckeyes' Bennett to wear Karageorge's number

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 7:54pm
Ohio State's starting defensive tackle Michael Bennett has changed his number for Saturday night's Big Ten championship game to honor teammate Kosta Karageorge, who was found dead Sunday.
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Students Honored at WVSSAC Academic Achievement Awards Brunch

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:55pm
It's not all about football on Super Six weekend, as kids across the Mountain State were honored for their hard work in the classroom. The 2014 WVSSAC Academic Achievement Awards were held at Wheeling Island Casino Hotel and Racetrack on Saturday morning, a few hours before the Super Six AAA Championship game kicked off.Eight different schools from across the state gathered for a delicious breakfast, and to be honored by the state for all of their hard academic work. Principals, superintenden...
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Oil and Gas Production Rising in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:19pm
Oil and gas production in Ohio continues to rise. Statistics released by the state on Friday show production of oil and natural gas from shale drilling continued its steady increase in the third quarter of the year. The figures show 3 million barrels of oil and 132 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during that period. That's up from 546,000 barrels of oil and 43 billion cubic feet of natural gas in the previous quarter. The report shows 674 wells produced at least some oil or ga...
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Philly NAACP elects new president after ouster

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:02pm
Members of the Philadelphia NAACP have elected a new president following the ouster of the chapter's longtime leader.
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Cops: Ohio man, 18, dies playing Russian roulette

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 5:58pm
Police in Ohio say an 18-year-old man killed himself while playing Russian roulette.
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W.Va. to lower flags for Pearl Harbor remembrance

JackFM Local News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 5:22pm
West Virginia and U.S. flags will be displayed at half-staff at all state facilities Sunday in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
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