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Butler Police car collides with another vehicle
A Butler police officer responding to a vehicle pursuit Friday afternoon collided with another vehicle at Main and Brady streets, city police said. Police Sgt. Jeremy Walters later went to Butler Memorial Hospital after complaining of pain following the crash about 4:50 p.m.
Police identify Dinnerbell Road crash survivors
Penn Township police have identified the drivers who were injured in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Dinnerbell Road. Wayne Blank, 60, of Butler, who was driving east, was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following the accident, while Tracy Taylor, 47, of Butler, who was traveling west, w
Free Parking in Downtown Butler
You can now park for free in some areas of downtown Butler. Parking is free at all street meters through January 1st of 2019. Drivers are reminded to continue to obey all posted parking regulations, including residential-only parking and the two-hour time limit in some areas.
Butler Man Allegedly Threatens To Shoot Police
A local man is in the Butler County Jail after he allegedly threatened to shoot police officers. William Shaner, 31, of Butler was arrested Thursday and remains in the prison on $100,000 bond.
Woman charged with drugged driving leads police on chase
BUTLER TWP — A police pursuit of an alleged drugged driver ended after a trooper intervened to immobilize the suspect's vehicle, authorities said. Nancy A. Hinchberger, 51, of Lyndora was arrested following last week's incident in Butler Township and she's awaiting a hearing on felony and other char
Police: High-speed chase hit 110 mph
BUTLER TWP — State police say that a man led troopers on a chase, topping speeds of 110 mph on Route 422 before he eventually slid into a ditch. His excuse for not stopping in the first place? He didn't want his girlfriend to find out that he was driving her car with a suspended license, police said
Survey Finds Butler Residents Don’t Save Money
A new survey found that 20 percent of Americans don’t save any of their annual income at all, and those who do save aren’t putting away a lot. Bankrate analyzed data by state- and then county- and found Butler residents aren’t saving anything on a yearly basis, and in fact, spending an average of $3
Retail Theft Offenses Decrease Across State and County
Retail theft offenses continue to decrease across the state, including here in Butler County. According to the Administrative Office of PA Courts, retail theft offenses across the state are at a five year low, having decreased by 15% since 2013.
Church forgets $61K owed by township
CENTER TWP — Administrators for a church in the township forgot that their municipality owed them about $61,000. In December 2014, First United Methodist Church of Butler announced a $3 million addition to its Crossfire campus in the township at the intersection of Route 8 and Mercer Road. The class
Vehicle Accident Destroys Downtown Nativity Scene
A local nativity display was destroyed as a result of a vehicle accident Wednesday night in Butler that also injured one person. According to Butler City Police, the crash occurred around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Washington and West Jefferson Streets at the location of St. Mark’s Church.
Serious Penn Township Crash Injures Multiple Motorists
At least two people, including one child, have been injured as a result of an accident Friday afternoon in Penn Township. The call came into the Butler County 911 Center just before 4 p.m. for a two vehicle crash in the 200 block of Dinnerbell Road near Rockdale Road and Shelbourne Personal Care.
Narcan Saves the Life of Ford City Man
Overdose deaths have been on the rise the last few years. In the four-county area of Armstrong, Clarion, Indiana, and Butler, a total of 705 reported overdose deaths occurred from 2011-2017. Of that number, 227 were individuals from Armstrong County.
Woman charged with having heroin, crack cocaine
Butler police Monday arrested a Center Township woman stemming from an October traffic stop during which officers allegedly found her with suspected heroin and crack cocaine. Heather A. Kuhrt, 34, is free on her own recognizance while awaiting a preliminary hearing Dec. 31 on felony and misdemeanor
Narcan giveaway held in Butler, across Pennsylvania
Valerie Farester of Cabot watched a brief video on Thursday featuring the state’s secretary of health demonstrate how to use a nasal application of naloxone, the opioid reversal drug, commonly known as Narcan.
Pennsylvania woman attacked by black bear
MONTGOMERY, Pa. (WHTM) - Pennsylvania game wardens are trying to capture a black bear that attacked and seriously injured a woman in Lycoming County. Officials told WNEP-TV the woman was outside her home with her dog when the bear grabbed her leg and dragged her more than 80 yards Wednesday night.
Pennsylvania Woman in Critical Condition After Bear Attacked, Dragged Her While She Was Walking Dog
A Pennsylvania woman has been left in critical condition following a bear attack outside her Lycoming County home on Wednesday evening, officials say. Melinda LeBarron was attacked on her property at around 6:45 p.m., WNEP-TV reported. She was grabbed on the leg by a black bear and pulled nearly 90
City Police: No Foul Play Suspected In Deaths
No foul play is suspected in the death of two people who were found deceased on Tuesday. The Butler County Coroner was called to the Lafayette Apartments in the city of Butler around 11 p.m. Tuesday following a call to 911 that there were two “deceased individuals” inside.
Pennsylvania woman attacked by bear, saved by dog named 'Bear'
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WTXF) - Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards before being rescued by her dog. The attack happened Wednesday in Muncy Creek Township, which is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Williamsport.
Crews Battle City House Fire
Firefighters are battling a house fire in the city of Butler on Wednesday morning. Crews were alerted of the fire about 9:30 a.m., according to the Butler County 911 Center. The two-story, red brick home sits in the 200 block of West Penn Street, across from Emily Brittain Elementary.
State Representative Facing Possible DUI Charge
GROVE CITY, Pa. (EYT) — State Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R), whose district covers parts of Mercer and Butler counties, may be facing a DUI charge following a weekend traffic stop on Interstate 80.