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Butler Dispatch to mostly post police and fire calls

Starting in 2018, Butler Dispatch LLC will be teaming up with the crew from the leading stringer outlet in the area, From The Scene TV. Most posts on our outlet will consist of police reports and emergency scenes, such as Read more…

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65-year-old Butler man had over 1,000 child porn images; charges with child sex abuse

Ohio Cop Sex Offender

A local man has been accused of having over 1,000 images of child pornography on his personal computer has been arrested. Reports online indicated the 65-year-old man, Thomas Perantoni of Butler, will face charges stemming back from an investigation which Read more…


Tractor-trailer overturned on I-79 leaves interstate shutdown

Photo Credit: From The Scene TV Last last evening, a tractor-trailer heading southbound on I-79 just south of the 422/Pilot Truck Stop junction overturned leaving debris and fluids all over the roadway. Portersville Fire Department and Portersville EMS were one Read more…


Upto 6” of snow predicted in northern Butler County

Yesterday, the National Weather Service had issued an official graphic referring to their predictable forecast amount of the lake effect snow storm. From Tuesday at 7am til Wednesday at 1pm, they had estimated 4”-6” of snow for the northern part Read more…


Short TV show filmed in Saxonburg; screening tickets available

A short film was produced in Saxonburg over the past few months. “Roebling’s Bridge” is a short 20-minute film which follows the life of John Roebling, a local inventor of the cable suspension bridges used worldwide. The film will be Read more…


Fire marshal called to Herman house blaze

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal was on-scene of 112 Dittmer Road in Summit Township this morning. Fire crews were called to the scene of a working house fire just before 1:00am on Sunday morning. Crews responded from the following Read more…


Carbon Street; 3 hurt in Butler City house fire

KDKA-TV (CBS Local) was at the scene of a structure fire this morning. The fire was reported on Carbon Street, near Butler Memorial Hospital. Several callers dialed into the Butler County 911 Dispatch Center when flames and smoke were seen Read more…


Butler County banker sentenced to federal prison

Four-vehicle crash in Cranberry Township

Keith Simpson is a 60-year-old man who was serving as the West View Bank Chief accounting officer. In 2014, Simpson was starting to embezzle money from the bank where he had work. In 2016, the embezzlement stopped, but the investigation Read more…


Butler school bus drivers complain about student’s behavior

The Butler Area School District held their monthly meeting Monday night. School bus drivers attended the meeting to voice their concerns over the recent allegations of a fellow bus drivers “brake checking” to get students to comply. Michael Bester attended Read more…


Man found slumped over wheel at Van’s Sporting Goods

A man was found behind the wheel of his vehicle slumped over on November 29th at Van’s Sporting Goods store on East Jefferson Street. Several police officers and a nearby EMS crew rushed to the scene. Unfortunately, the male patient Read more…