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Slippery Rock president responds to racial incident on campus

Slippery Rock University’s president on Monday plans to join other university officials and student leaders to discuss how to make the university more welcoming and a safer place for all after a racial incident in which a Black History Month poster was defaced with hateful and racist comments last w


First year of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales: Plenty of patients, a trickle of taxes

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program celebrated its one year anniversary this week, racking up an impressive number of participating patients and doctors, sales, and a trickle of tax revenues for the treasury.


Butler Area Public Library Celebrates 125 Years

The Butler Area Public Library is celebrating a very special birthday this weekend. In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of this local institution, Saturday, Feb. 16 has been named “Butler Area Public Library Day” in the City of Butler.


Pennsylvania drug bust seizes crack, heroin — and alligator

A Pennsylvania drug bust netted three suspects, over $5,000 in cash, crack-cocaine, heroin, a substance believed to be fentanyl — and a four-legged critter. South Coatesville cops were stunned to see a three-foot-long alligator on the residence’s kitchen floor during the Feb. 8 raid.


City Redevelopment Authority To Clean Out Vacant Property

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler is done waiting for a former tenant to clean out a building that belongs to the Authority. The owner of Stoney Hollow Nursery rented the former Pepper’s Flowers building at 112 West Cunningham Street from the Authority for a time to use for storage w


Supposedly Deceased Mars Rover Spotted Living It Up In Vegas

Just days after breaking the hearts of millions across the globe, NASA’s supposedly deceased Mars Rover has been seen partying nonstop in Las Vegas. “Gambling, girls, chugging oil by the gallon – it’s doing it all.”


Pennsylvania Driver Charged with Driving While Intoxicated

PARSIPPANY — While on patrol at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, Sergeant R. McGinnis located a 2018 Infiniti Q56 that had crashed into a utility pole at the above intersection. This incident occurred on Route 46 West at Condit Street. He, along with other responding units began rendering aid to t


Flu: 246 Confirmed Cases In Butler Co.

The flu is still being considered widespread in Pennsylvania. In Butler County, there have been 246 confirmed cases of the flu, according to data which ran through last week. Statewide, there have been nearly 30,000 laboratory-confirmed flu cases this season. That’s an increase of 10,000 since Janua


Fugitive wanted for murder of Brooklyn rapper arrested in Pennsylvania

Cops tracked down and arrested a Brooklyn man Friday who allegedly shot a rapper to death back in December 2017. Fugitive James Oliver, 40, was picked up for drunken driving on Jan. 1 in Upper Saucon Township near Allentown, Pa. Pennsylvania cops notified the NYPD when they saw he was wanted for mur


Kittanning Police Searching For Missing Woman

KITTANNING (KDKA) — Kittanning Police are searching for a missing woman. According to police, 27-year-old Katie L. Stoner was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. She’s described as 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. She has blonde/brown hair and blue eyes.


Butler Medical Marijuana Dispensary Marks One Year

It has been one year since medical marijuana became available to patients in Pennsylvania, and one year since a dispensary opened up in Butler. The medical marijuana dispensary on Pillow Street in the city of Butler- across the parking lot from historic Pullman Park- was the first in the state to op


Students Outraged After Black History Month Flyer Defaced with Racist Messages at Pennsylvania University

Students at Slippery Rock University want something done after a Black History Month flyer posted on campus was defaced with racist and hateful rhetoric. “They’re saying 52-percent of all abortions are Black babies,” junior Xavier Brown said of the defaced flyer found at the university’s Rhoads Hall


S. Butler Concerned With Substitute Teacher Shortage

The South Butler County School Board and administrators are working with the company that provides them with substitute teachers to determine what can be done about an ongoing shortfall.


Pennsylvania man accidentally runs over, kills wife in their driveway

PALMER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their Pennsylvania home. Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car.


There’s A Restaurant Tucked Away In This Pennsylvania State Park Near Pittsburgh That You’ll Want To Visit

Nothing beats a homemade meal, especially after a long day of exploring Cook Forest State Park. Whether you’ve just finished an epic hike, a cross-country skiing trek, or a leisurely horseback ride, you’re bound to be a little bit tired and hungry at the end of your adventure. And, there’s no better


Butler Man Pleads Not Guilty To Repeatedly Raping Teen Girl

BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – A man accused of repeatedly raping a teen girl at a home in Butler pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Danny Nichols, 37, was originally charged with chocking the girl, but once the alleged victim spoke with police the rape charge was added.


Pennsylvania child Cherrie Mahan still missing after getting off school bus in 1985

February 22, 1985 began like any other Friday for Cherrie Mahan's family in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Cherrie was just eight years old and was in the third grade at a nearby school, just north of Pittsburgh.


Hospital Assault Leads To Charges Against Butler Man

A local man has been charged following an incident in which he allegedly injured a nurse while trying to escape from Butler Memorial Hospital. According to a criminal complaint filed by Butler Township Police, 38-year-old Kurtis Keefer of Butler attempted to leave the hospital shortly before 8 p.m.


Flying wheel crashes through vehicle’s windshield on Pennsylvania Turnpike, critically injuring woman and child

A woman and boy were critically injured after a tire and wheel crashed through the windshield of their vehicle Friday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, according to police.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.