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Free drug kits available for parents in the Ohio Valley

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:25pm
A new program called "Give Me a Reason" is helping parents in the Ohio Valley make sure their kids are saying no to drugs. 
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Wild Wonderful West Virginia promotes tourism in the Mountain State

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:13pm
Dozens of people are gathering for the 2015 Governor's Conference on Tourism at Oglebay. 
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Early release: How many drug felons each US state can expect

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:00pm
By The Associated Press About 6,000 federal drug felons are set for early release around Nov. 1 because of new sentencing guidelines. A total of 4,131 are destined for various points in the U.S. and its...
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Free Dog Adoption Day Next Month

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 4:33pm
Belmont County animal shelter is now planning a free dog adoption day.Because the shelter is now a no-kill facility, they have an abundance of dogs of all ages, sizes and colors.
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Shepherd University responds to state purchase audit

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 3:48pm
Shepherd University says it is committed to a thorough and transparent investigation of an audit's findings into the school's purchases involving state funds.
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Arrests down sharply since Philadelphia marijuana law change

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 3:32pm
Arrests in Philadelphia for marijuana possession have plunged in the year since the city decriminalized possession of small amounts of the drug.
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Applebee's to pay autistic worker in full after he never got checks

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 2:48pm
Applebee's officials say they will make things right after finding out that an autistic Portsmouth, Rhode Island employee went unpaid for about a year.
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Obama Wants Limit on Class Time Devoted to Standardized Tests

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 2:02pm
Targeting one of education's most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning tests into the be-all and end-all of American schools.Students spend about 20 to 25 hours a school year taking standardized tests.
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WVU to shut down PRT monorail for testing on some Saturdays

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 2:00pm
West Virginia University's Personal Rapid Transit monorail system is scheduled to be shut down for software upgrade tests on some Saturdays over the next two months.
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Amish man challenges photo ID requirement to buy firearms

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 2:00pm
An Amish resident of central Pennsylvania is challenging the photo identification requirement to purchase a firearm, saying his religious beliefs prevent him from being photographed.
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Hearing set in Charleston on proposed water rate increase

JackFM Local News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 12:20pm
The state Public Service Commission will hold the last of nine public hearings on West Virginia American Water Company's $35 million rate increase request.
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