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Laptop battery blast injures Philly-area woman

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:59am
Authorities say a computer laptop battery exploded in a suburban Philadelphia home over the weekend, injuring a woman.
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Pittsburgh gets $30M HUD grant to fight blight

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:51am
Pittsburgh is one of four U.S. cities to receive $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to building housing, parks, streets and social services.
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News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:31am
State lawmakers delivered a new budget just ahead of the start of the new fiscal year overnight but it remains unsigned by Governor Tom Corbett. The Republican says he didn't agree to every detail in the main budget...
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Wheeling Man Reportedly Had 18-Month-Old Daughter in Car During Break-In Attempt

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:29am
A Wheeling Island man is facing charges on Monday after an attempted break-in into a vehicle that was impounded at a local towing company.
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Local Fireworks Shows Scheduled

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:29am
The following fireworks shows have been scheduled for the Ohio Valley. This list will be updated as we confirm more local shows.July 2:St. Clairsville, Central Park ComplexJuly 3:Pine GroveOglebay 4th CelebrationElm Grove CivicsMartins Ferry ChamberBrilliant/Wells TownshipJuly 4:Wheeling SymphonyMoundsvilleWeirtonSteubenvilleJuly 5:BethlehemBarnesvilleJuly 9:Riesbeck’s, St. Clairsville
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Witnesses Take Stand in Case of Man Accused of Planting Explosive Devices Around Weirton City Building

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:28am
The man arrested after explosive devices were found outside the Weirton City Building on May 5 of this year appeared in court on Monday for his preliminary hearing.
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West Virginia Residents May See 17 Percent Hike in Electric Bill

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:27am
Electricity rates for West Virginia residents may increase by 17 percent if a request from AEP is approved by the state Public Service Commission.On Monday, AEP reported that its subsidiaries, Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, filed a request with the commission for a $226 million revenue increase. If approved, the request would raise rates in West Virginia by approximately 17 percent.Residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month will see their monthly bill rise from $94 to $...
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Wheeling City Departments Concerned Over Budget Presentation

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:26am
A big meeting was held Monday with recommendations that will greatly change the way several city departments are run, and it's causing a lot of stress and concern for their leaders.
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Wheeling City Departments Concerned Over Budget Presentation

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:26am
A big meeting was held Monday with recommendations that will greatly change the way several city departments are run, and it's causing a lot of stress and concern for their leaders.
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Woman Flown to Hospital After Being Hit by Car in McMechen

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:23am
One woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car Monday night.
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Woman Flown to Hospital After Being Hit by Car in McMechen

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:23am
One woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car Monday night.
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Brass Rods Stolen From Veterans' Graves in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:20am
WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) - The superintendent of a northeast Ohio cemetery says about 100 brass rods that hold medallions and flags were stolen from veterans' graves. WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/1qu5Bxu ) reports the rods were replaced Monday at the Wauseon Union Cemetery, about 35 miles west of Toledo. Cemetery superintendent Scott Stiriz says it's the second time the brass has been stolen there. He says he's considering installing security cameras. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is investigating ...
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Doctor to be sentenced for attack on son-in-law

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:19am
A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist is scheduled to be sentenced in Cleveland after pleading guilty to felonious assault in a crowbar attack on his daughter's estranged husband, who also is a doctor.
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Beckley looks to boost population with annexation

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:17am
Beckley officials are looking to boost the city's population by annexing several residential areas.
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2 Ohioans on ATV Die After it Collides With SUV

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:17am
MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) - Ohio troopers say an all-terrain vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle, and two riders from the ATV later died. The State Highway Patrol reports the collision occurred Monday night west of Mount Gilead, roughly 40 miles north of Columbus. Troopers say the ATV was crossing southbound on state Route 95 in Morrow County and drove into the path of an eastbound SUV. The patrol says two Edison residents who had been riding the ATV were flown to a Columbus hospital...
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Weirton Business Owners Say They May Have to Shut Down if B&O Tax is Passed

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:12am
The second reading of the Weirton Business and Occupation tax will be held on Tuesday, and some business owners are concerned about the consequences should the measure pass.Many business owners said if the tax goes through, they will have to cut services, move to another city, or even shut down completely. The proposed BO tax would help make up for a $1.6 million shortfall.Just last week, a number of businesses had a hearing on whether a judge can order a temporary injunction on the tax. That...
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Weirton Business Owners Say They May Have to Shut Down if B&O Tax is Passed

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:12am
The second reading of the Weirton Business and Occupation tax will be held on Tuesday, and some business owners are concerned about the consequences should the measure pass.Many business owners said if the tax goes through, they will have to cut services, move to another city, or even shut down completely. The proposed BO tax would help make up for a $1.6 million shortfall.Just last week, a number of businesses had a hearing on whether a judge can order a temporary injunction on the tax. That...
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7 W.Va. Ethics Commission members reappointed

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:55am
The West Virginia Ethics Commission has been reconstituted with fewer members. But most of them are familiar faces.
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Pa. woman gets 6 to 23 months in theft case

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:43am
A suburban Philadelphia woman who pleaded guilty to forging her stepson's signature on a $150,000 insurance check has been sentenced to six to 23 months in prison.
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Brass rods stolen from veterans' graves in NW Ohio

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:39am
The superintendent of a northeast Ohio cemetery says about 100 brass rods that hold medallions and flags were stolen from veterans' graves.
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