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W.Va. officials announce long-term care background checks

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:19am
State health officials have announced a new background check program for long-term care workers in West Virginia.
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WVa enviro officials fine Mingo Public Service District $12k

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:11am
West Virginia environmental regulators are fining the Mingo County Public Service District $12,000 for releasing pollutants into a nearby waterway.
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WVa health officials to announce TANF, college pilot program

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:03am
State health officials are partnering with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on a pilot program for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits.
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Marshall hosting cell phone forensics workshop for police

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 2:31am
Marshall University says law enforcement officials from as far away as Kansas are attending a workshop on cellphone forensics.
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Newly freed, man fights appeal in daughter's '89 fire death

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 1:39am
A New York man who spent 24 years in prison before a judge threw out his arson-murder conviction says he lost all his dreams.
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Boy home alone calls 9-1-1 during robbery

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:06pm
It's a situation no one ever wants to be in, let alone a young kid.He was at home as two men break in. But he didn't panic. He quickly hid in a closet and called for help.
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Boy saves brother from drowning in pool

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:46pm
A young boy in Maine is being called a hero after he saved his brother's life Blake Vincent's mother says her nine-year-old is always saving the day-- but she never imagined he'd come through for the family in such a big way.
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Local elementary schools to receive special trauma-informed training

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:18pm
Teachers at five local elementary schools will receive specialized trauma-informed training.Crittenton Services received a 185-thousand dollar grant from the Benedum Foundation that will allow each classroom an on-call consultant for the teacher, classroom observation, and a person for children to turn to.The goal for this program is to bring early intervention to children dealing with stress, trauma or other symptoms that interfere with their ability to learn."When drastic measur...
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Man indicted after allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:14pm
A Toronto man facing rape charges has been indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury.20-year-old Frank Larkins allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl.Larkins claims it was consensual sex.The victim was taken to Trinity West Hospital before being taken to the Akron Children's Hospital.Related Story: Toronto, OH man charged with felony rape of a 12-year-oldThe Toronto Police Department is investigating.
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UPDATE: Tennessee Theater attacker was armed with pellet gun, shot down by police

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:52pm
ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) -     8:30 p.m.    Metro Nashville police are now saying that the man who waged an attack inside a movie theater was armed with a pellet gun. 
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Would-be Tarzan allegedly tried to climb into monkey exhibit

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:40pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A man who claimed to be Tarzan has been arrested after he allegedly climbed a tree and tried to get into the monkey exhibit at a Southern California zoo.
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Local judge to take on dunking tank for Lions Club

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:21pm
He's known as a tough judge on the bench. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato has thrown many defendants into the proverbial tank.
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Dangerous hogweed plant not currently in the area

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:05pm
With just a couple weeks left of this summer people may be squeezing in some end of the season vacation trips before school starts. But there's a potential danger one may not always think about that could be lurking in some of the woods.
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Indian Creek High School to see new changes

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:02pm
With school only three weeks away-- students at one high school will be seeing a lot of changes to their campus.Indian Creek High School is in the process of getting a new roof, replacing the track at the football stadium, and implementing a new traffic flow pattern.Assistant Superintendent John Belt says the last refurbishment on the roof was over 20 years ago.Since then, they've been maintaining it to the best of their ability.Belt adds all of these projects have been a long time...
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Baseball field vandalism leads to investigation

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:52pm
Imagine dropping your kids off at baseball practice -- only to notice profanity and vulgar language spray painted in numerous spots around the field.
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'In God We Trust' decals placed on Greenup County Sheriff cruisers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:50pm
Sheriff cruisers in Greenup County Kentucky are getting some new decals.The words "In God We Trust" are being placed on the back end of the police vehicles.
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Grow Ohio Valley Farmer's Markets introduce new Snap Match program

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:21pm
It's a farmer's market that allows your family to eat healthy on a budget. And even better -- all of the food is grown locally.
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Students honored at State Science Day

JackFM Local News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:05pm
Young scientists from across Belmont County were honored today for their achievements in State Science Day.
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