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Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattens

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:13am
Pennsylvania's jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static.
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Amount and Quality of Service Helps WJU Make Community Service Honor Roll

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:55am
Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the third straight year, university officials announced Friday.
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Frank Jezioro, W.Va. Natural Resources director, to retire

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:44am
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources director Frank Jezioro is retiring at the end of the year.
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First Niagara to lay off up to 200 in 4 states

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:40am
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. says it will eliminate up to 200 jobs companywide in a move aimed at better serving customers and boosting competitiveness.
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Imprisoned truck company owner charged with theft

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:40am
A man already serving 46 months in federal prison for a check-kiting scheme involving another trucking firm in Ohio has been charged with stealing from the employees of his central Pennsylvania trucking firm, too.
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5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:13am
By The Associated Press A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:
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Funeral for Pennsylvania officer killed in crash

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:13am
A funeral for a western Pennsylvania police officer killed in an on-duty crash is expected to draw hundreds of fellow officers.
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EPA Expected to Treat Coal Ash Waste Like Garbage

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:10am
Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.
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Cameras put Pittsburgh's bald eagles back online

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:04am
A live video feed is again turning Pittsburgh into eagle country.
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Jeff Zatkoff Re-Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Pittsburgh Penguins - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:00am
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Zatkoff served as the backup to Ma...

W.Va. inmate pleads guilty to threatening president

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:00am
A West Virginia inmate faces an additional five years behind bars after pleading guilty to threatening President Barack Obama.
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Chrysler to Recall About 257K Ram Pickup Trucks

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:52am
Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.
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1 wounded in central Pa. officer-involved shooting

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:40am
A York police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a shooting that left a person hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
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Honda opens museum, training facility in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:36am
Honda is opening a new training facility in central Ohio, along with a museum that pays tribute to the automaker's history in North America over a half a century.
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Vicki Riley to lead W.Va. Northern Community College

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:33am
Vicki Riley has been named as president of West Virginia Northern Community College.
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W.Va. woman to pay $325,000 damages in elder abuse case

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:20am
A Monroe County jury has ordered a woman to pay $325,000 in damages in an elder abuse case.
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Fatal crash shuts down road outside Philadelphia

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:48am
One person is dead in a single-car rollover crash that forced the closure of a road in suburban Philadelphia.
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Icy roads, cold causing school delays, wrecks

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:44am
Freezing rain and wind chills in the teens have prompted school delays in western Pennsylvania, and scattered vehicle accidents, including an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 79 north of the city.
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Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:40am
A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has donated his entire allowance, sending a $1 bill with a handwritten note of support.
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1 dead in western Pennsylvania mobile home fire

JackFM Local News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:56am
A man is dead after an explosion and fire ravaged his mobile home outside Pittsburgh.
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