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Resentencing Scheduled for Remaining Amish Charges

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:44pm
CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a resentencing date for those convicted in the Amish beard- and hair-cutting case. Sixteen members of a southeast Ohio Amish sect are scheduled to be resentenced Feb. 24 after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned their hate crimes convictions earlier this year. New sentences are required because the original sentences were based on the hate-crimes convictions and convictions on other charges and did not differentiate between them. All...
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St. Albans woman pleads guilty to killing mother

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:42pm
A St. Albans woman will spend up to 70 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing her mother.
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California Man Faces Sentencing in Federal Sex Sting

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:36pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A California man was scheduled for sentencing by a federal judge in Pittsburgh on charges that he traveled to western Pennsylvania intending to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Sixty-nine-year-old Edward Hilts, of Fallbrook, California, was arrested in October 2009 when he flew to Pittsburgh after corresponding with an Allegheny County detective posing as the girl. A jury in June rejected defense claims that Hilts had been trapped in a "loveless marriage" and was really loo...
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Ohio House Panel OKs Traffic Camera Restrictions

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:29pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A bill requiring a police officer's presence for tickets to be issued from traffic cameras is headed to the full Ohio House for a vote. The legislation would regulate the statewide use of the traffic-monitoring devices. A House panel passed it Wednesday along party lines. After surging in use, traffic cameras have faced increasing pushback, including legal challenges to their constitutionality and criticism that they're nothing more than money-makers for cities. Voters i...
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Roanoke County board opposes pipeline project

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:14pm
Another Virginia county is opposing a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline.
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DA: Pa. officer justified in shooting suspect

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:50am
A northeast Pennsylvania prosecutor says a police officer was justified when he wounded a suspect last month in a shopping center parking lot.
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W.Va. inmate, ex-wife plead guilty to drug charges

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:42am
An inmate at Huttonsville Correctional Center faces more time behind bars after pleading guilty to having drugs in the prison.
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Work of FBI squad evident in Columbus payday probe

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:42am
A sweeping Statehouse probe into lobbying by the payday lending industry culminates this month in sentencings for two more Ohio lawmakers.
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Ohio House panel OKs traffic camera restrictions

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:06am
A bill requiring a police officer's presence for tickets to be issued from traffic cameras is headed to the full Ohio House for a vote.
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Pittsburgh could pay $52K in black teacher arrest

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:26am
Pittsburgh's city council is proposing a $52,500 settlement for a black teacher wrongfully arrested by a white police officer.
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Soap star pleads guilty in northeast Ohio crash

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:46am
Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the crash that seriously injured his girlfriend in far northeast Ohio.
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2014 Three Rivers Classic to Feature Nationally-Ranked Programs Robert Morris and Colgate

Pittsburgh Penguins - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:26am
The third annual Three Rivers Classic college hockey tournament to be held Dec. 29-30 at CONSOL Energy Center features two of the top-20 teams in the country in 14th-ranked Colgate and 17th-ranked Robert Morris. Penn State narrowly missed maki...

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