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Butler Couple Indicted for Fraud, Embezzlement and Money Laundering

PITTSBURGH, PA – Two residents of Butler County, Pennsylvania, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, embezzlement from a healthcare benefit program, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering and false stateme


Lawyer questions mental capacity of victim in sexual abuse case

The attorney of a Butler man charged with hundreds of counts of sexual assault questioned the sanity of his accuser during a Monday hearing before Judge William Shaffer. Devin Colin O'Leary, who represents 35-year-old Garrett A. Luttrell, asked the court to force the teenage victim to undergo an eva


4 killed in wrong-way crash in western Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Four people are dead after a vehicle traveling the wrong way collided with an oncoming car in western Pennsylvania. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 65 in Beaver County.


LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


Crews Work to Restore Butler Township Power Outage

Several hundred Butler Township residents are without power Sunday morning. According to West Penn Power’s website, residents who live near the intersection of Whitestown Road and South Duffy Road are affected.


Butler’s Ethan Morton draws recognition from USA Today, MaxPreps

Butler basketball star Ethan Morton was named to USA Today’s All-Pennsylvania team — one of two honors the junior received this week. Morton also was recognized by MaxPreps as one of the nation’s top juniors.


Candidate For Pa. Game Commission Board Sought

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A qualified candidate is needed to represent District 1 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 1 includes Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties.


2 Charged With Kidnapping, Holding Teenagers Hostage

Two people are facing charges for allegedly kidnapping- and holding two teenagers hostage. The alleged kidnapping happened on Saturday at a home on Mercer Butler Pike, Route 258, in Liberty Township, Mercer County- which is just north of Slippery Rock.


Pennsylvania man arrested on drug charge in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Monongalia County after troopers said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and pills during a traffic stop.


Bear snacks on suet in Kittanning backyard

Debbi Reefer of Kittanning Township was busy with the Easter holiday and forgot to bring in her bird suet feeder Sunday night as she usually does. “It’s another day in the country,” said Reefer, who has had bears on property before.


Crews respond to fire in Natrona Heights

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. — Crews responded to a 2-alarm fire in Natrona Heights Monday morning. Click the video player above to see the video from Sky 4. Video from Sky 4 showed smoke and damage to the home on Park Avenue.


Finally automating the Pennsylvania Turnpike could ease money woes, but what about toll collectors?

The transition to an all-electronic tolling system has been nearly a decade in the making; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first commissioned a feasibility study in 2010. While finally pulling it off could stem the turnpike's financial bleeding, it raises the specter of mass layoffs for the sta


Pottsville Listed as Safest Pennsylvania City for Drivers

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- According to an online study, some cities in our area were chosen as some of the safest to drive in across the state. Pottsville came in at the top of that list.


More crashes, more DUI arrests this year compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police

The number of crashes and the number of DUI arrests were both up this year in the area compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police. State police at Troop M in Bethlehem stepped up enforcement for aggressive drivers and those who appeared to be under the influence f


Four dead in wrong-way crash on Route 65

HARMONY TWP. — Four people died Sunday night in a wrong-way crash along Route 65 just before the Baden Sheetz. Harmony Police Officer Juan Villagomez said a vehicle was traveling north on Route 65 in the southbound lane between Merchant Street and Logan Lane around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The driver, a f


SRU ready for 17-year return of cicadas

“Pomp and Circumstance” won’t be the only song heard at Slippery Rock University next month. But unlike the commencement ceremony march that is played annually, this one, by a particular species of insects, will be heard for the first time in 17 years.


New money to help toddlers' education and health in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - New money is aimed at helping more toddlers and their families in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth is one of 10 states and D.C. to receive a $100,00 grant, which will help with early childhood education, healthcare, and childcare.


Pennsylvania's unemployment rate, payrolls set new records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%. Pennsylvania's rate had twice pr


Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country

Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania. PITTSBURGH—Six-year-old Madelina DeLuca was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 23 months old.


Dinner's Mock + PIT predictions.

This is my first and final mock draft. I'm probably going to look foolish with some of these picks as I really haven't done much research on players this year based off general lack of interest, but the positions are what I'm most focused on. So here is the way this is going to work: I'm going to go