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Submarine lost at sea with 44 crew members

ARA San Juan Missing

A military submarine is lost in the southern Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members on-board. Now, searchers are fearing the worst as the search reaches “critical phase”. If alive still, the crew members are exhausting their final pieces of oxygen Read more…

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Man dies in Route 422 crash Sunday morning

A severe vehicle crash killed a West Virginia man in Summit Township, on Sunday morning. Police reports indicate the 29-year-old man was driving eastbound on Route 422 when he lost control, hit a guy-wire attached to a telephone pole, and Read more…


2 vehicle crash near Butler Target

Route 8 Crash

Butler County 911 received an emergency call at 9:07am for a vehicle accident causing issues with the flow of traffic. Butler Township Fire District 3, Butler Ambulance Service, and Butler Township Police were the initial units dispatched for the vehicle Read more…


29-year-old suspect named in New Kensington Police shooting

Officer Brian Shaw Suspect Shooting

According to official police documents, a 29-year-old suspect has been named in the fatal shooting of the 25-year-old New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw. On November 17th, Shaw attempted to stop a vehicle in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, when shots Read more…


Butler Township Police Officer dragged by vehicle; Old Plank Road suspect

Evans City Road head-on crash

Lee Rapsinski, 20 of Old Plank Road is currently sitting inside the Butler County Prison on $50,000 bail after he reportedly dragged a female Butler Township with his vehicle. The horrific scene erupted on Dinnerbell Road in Jefferson Township after Read more…


7 people escaped Chicora blaze; house fire rekindled

2 adults and 5 children escaped from a house fire in Chicora late Sunday evening, according to reports. Butler County 911 received a call around 8:45pm for a bedroom that was on fire, spotted by a next door neighbor. Many Read more…


Nearby $250K house destroyed by fuel spill fire

Barn Fire Carbon Center Road

The Slippery Rock Fire Department was running call-to-call when Mercer County 911 requested their assistance for a house fire just over the Butler County line. According to reports, a house received over $250,000 in damage and is now unsafe to Read more…


Chicora building-fire deemed under control

Emergency crews were dispatched from Butler County 911 on Wednesday around 3:00pm for a structure fire next to the Chicora Fire Department. Crews from Chicora, East Butler, and Petrolia provided adequate support from engines and ladder trucks for the abandoned Read more…


Several injured at AK Steel incident

AK Steel

A Butler Township processing plant was the scene of 3 people injured on Monday morning. Several workers were working at the Butler Works plant when an electrical panel malfunctioned, causing one to get severely burned. One worker was burned badly Read more…


Knoch School secretary accused of stealing $13,000

Knoch High School

Paula Vaughan, 59 of Sarver, is accused of stealing over $13,000 from the South Butler County School District. The school secretary was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police on Friday after an investigation was opened early last year, according to Read more…