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Names released in double-fatal crash

The Armstrong County state police barracks has released the names of two men killed in a tragic, double fatal crash just outside of Rural Valley, PA. Police say one gentleman crossed the double-center line and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. Read more…

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VIDEO: Officer Brian Shaw funeral procession

State Police Kittanning

Today, our field reporters lined up at the intersection of Leechburg Road and Route 56 to show theorist respect to fallen New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw. Shaw was gunned down last Friday following a foot pursuit. The suspect is currently Read more…


BREAKING: New Ken “cop killer” has been captured

Rahmael Holt captured

The alleged murderer of Officer Brian Shaw is now in police custody, according to online reports and a photo. Police say Rahmael Sal Holt is the alleged shooter in the murder of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw. Holt was Read more…


Monday morning power outages for Butler County

Butler County has been struck with power outages in several municipalities this morning, according to official West Penn Power employees. West Penn Power stated there are over 100 reported outages throughout Butler County, as of 8:30am. Crews are currently working Read more…


Butler County under imminent flood watch

If you are currently reading this article on our website, you likely noticed the “FLOOD WATCH” at the top of your screen. This service is featured for free by Butler Dispatch, the leading news source in Butler County. The flood Read more…


Flood warning extended till Monday afternoon for Butler

Butler County has received dozens of flooded roadway reports, along with several roads closed throughout the southern Butler County region. Currently, the National Weather Service has indicated over 2.5-inches of rain has fallen, with more expected. The county was under Read more…


Doerr case has “Jane Doe” wanting to be private matters

Butler County Courthouse Butler, PA

Former President Judge Thomas Doerr has been accused of sexual misconduct with a female probation officer in Butler County. However, the complainant wants to be kept private still. The female probation officer told courts that if her name was revealed, it Read more…


Butler County’s Shadrack’s Christmas light show takes shape

Shadracks' Butler, PA

2017 is the third-year for the annual Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Prospect, PA. Located at the Big Butler Fairgrounds, on November 17th, the opening day will set a milestone for this mega drive-thru light show! There are hundreds of thousands Read more…


Robber caught in the act of Route 8 home invasion

Garage burglar on Route 8

21-year-old Jacob R. Hernan of Franklin was caught in the act when he attempted to burglarize a garage on Sunday morning in the 3000-block of Route 8 North in Brady Township. As the homeowner walked in, he spotted Hernan allegedly trying Read more…


4 early morning crashes causes traffic issues

According to the Butler County Emergency Services, there were four vehicle accidents this morning. Some within minutes apart from each other. We have compiled a list of all of the vehicle accidents. Vehicle accident with reported injuries – 4:23am – Read more…