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Butler County employee fell through courthouse door

Butler County Courthouse Butler, PA

A Butler County government center employee was injured after they fell through a glass door at the Butler County Courthouse on Thursday. It is unclear exactly how the employee fell or why, but the victim fell through a thick glass Read more…

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Butler County has TV news stringers lurking

Equipped with professional studio-grade quality cameras and lighting, Butler Dispatch field crews will be throughout Butler County almost nightly responding to emergency calls and filming video. Much like the new Netflix series “Shot In The Dark”, our crews will be Read more…


Possible Structure Fire At Grapevine Center

Several fire departments and public safety agencies have been dispatched by the Butler County 911 Communications Center for a reported structure fire at 140 Elm Street. Official public records indicate the address belongs to the Grapevine Center, a mental health Read more…


Butler man in handcuffs escapes near Lyndora

Two Pennsylvania State Constables apprehended a suspect yesterday but before he could be transported, he escaped while in handcuffs. A 37-year-old man escaped two state constables yesterday and now he is facing escape and resisting arrest charges, in addition to Read more…


Class action lawsuit update against BASD and high-lead

A class action lawsuit was filed in federal courts against the Butler Area School District in regards to Summit Elementary having high-lead and high-copper within the water. Parents were seeking restitution for the exposure their children had. In June, the Read more…


Pennsylvania to strictly enforce seat belt laws this week

“Click It our Ticket” is a national program designed to save the lives of everyone in a motor vehicle. Now, the Pennsylvania State Police will be heavily enforcing the current seat belt laws in Pennsylvania this week. Drivers and passengers Read more…


Water main break on Main Street in Butler City

A giant hole is opened up on Main Street near the Jefferson Street and Main Street intersection. Pennsylvania American Water has confirmed the pipe, which is over 90-years-old, broke free around 9:00am. The crew should have the pipe restored around Read more…


Butler City police woes, cruiser totaled, engine blown, and one dismantled

Four-vehicle crash in Cranberry Township

The Butler City Police Department are currently facing a series of vehicle issues after 3 department cruisers are out of service, two for good. According to an official report, one police cruiser was t-boned on Wednesday morning. The vehicle is Read more…


7 arrested in Butler City meth lab

Butler City Meth Lab

An alleged meth lab in Butler City has led the police to arrest 7 people. Suspected hazardous materials were found inside of the home, and had to be removed for the public safety. Persons arrested or detained: Jesse Post Jonah Read more…


Police agencies now targeting aggressive drivers, left-lane riders

The Pennsylvania State Police, in addition to PennDOT and local police agencies, will be targeting aggressive drivers in an attempt to limit wrecks. The program will run through November 19th, according to an official PennDOT press release. Local police agencies Read more…