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Name released in fatal Butler Township crash

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A Chicora man was killed in a single-car crash along Delwood Road in Butler Township on May 22nd, 2018.

Police say 36-year-old Donald Stewart, of Chicora, crashed shortly after noon along the roadway. Officers said Stewart hit a pine tree head-on, after he crossed the center of the roadway.

First-responders extricated the man from the vehicle, but due to his serious injuries, he died at Butler Memorial Hospital. They could not comment on if blunt force trauma was a cause of his death or not.

It is unknown if he was wearing a seatbelt or was distracted while driving. Police are still investigating the news.

 

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BREAKING: Man killed in Butler Township crash

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Man killed in Delwood Road crash

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A man was fatally injured as a result of a single-vehicle car crash along Delwood Road in Butler Township.

Originally, crews responded to the area from Mercer Road station 6 and East Butler VFD station 9. The crash had been reported to occur just north of the 422 overpass along the railroad tracks.

The accident was called into Butler County 911 at 12:19 PM today.

The coroner was on-scene, but no names or details could be released by township officers.

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BREAKING: Conviction in Cranberry Twp armed robbery shooting

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A federal jury had convicted 2 Allegheny County men in a armed-robbery which left 1 person shot.

If you happened to remember, in August 2017 a house was robbed by a supposed “buyer” from the app, LetGo. In turn, this was an alleged drug deal gone bad.

Police say Kahlil Shelton and Deron Howell will be sentenced in the fall of 2018 for their role in the crime.

This incident occurred on Marshall Drive in Cranberry Township.

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Route 68 under major construction till July

BUTLER TOWNSHIP,Pa. – Our reporter was at the scene yesterday around the Evans City Road and Duffy Road intersection.

Construction crews will be working night shift for a few more nights between 6:30 PM and 4:00 AM.

According to the foreman at Wilson Excavation, Pennsylvania American Water contracted them to replace a 12-inch main water line underneath Evans City Road.

The daylight crew will start to work late this week, so expect some delays.

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VIDEO: Chief Gregory Adams Way dedication ceremony

SAXONBURG, Pa. – We have obtained the HD video from our representatives at Pittsburgh Media. Our staff was in attendance for the dedication ceremony.

This was an excellent event held by everyone involved, including the Saxonburg Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, Adams’ family members, and everyone else!

Watch the video below:

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STAT MedEvac required in McConnells Mill rescue

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SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Every year, visitors at the historic landmark of McConnells Mill State Park there are rescues and recoveries. Luckily, last night a woman became a rescue and not a recovery operation.

Authorities say a woman in her 30’s fell near Kildoo Falls within the state park last evening. Police say she fell between 25 and 35 feet over a hillside.

STAT MedEvac flew the woman to UPMC Presby in Pittsburgh.

Nearby witnesses stated they could hear screams right after the incident, so multiple people dialed 911.

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Letter to the Editor: Police vs. Radar Guns

From: James Sikorski Jr.  PA Advocate National Motorists Association

Sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania. A real 25-state analysis was done of NHTSA data, which showed that 1.6% of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then.
Nowhere does anyone ever put into a bill that speed limits must be posted at the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed. This is so that the ticket industry can thrive. Set the limits too low, ticket barely above them, get municipal radar and speed cameras, then watch the money flow in. Since this is still not enough, the state now wants LIDAR and moving radar. You can expect more crashes, safe drivers cited, and lots of erroneous tickets with poor policies.
The mentioned devices flopped elsewhere and will here. The state wants money, whether from red-light cameras, speed cameras, stop-arm cameras, or municipal radar. Multiple media outlets stated that after red-light cameras were installed in Philadelphia, crashes went up, yet people still say they went down. Be careful who you listen to with traffic issues.
Maximum safety on roads occurs when we have speed limits posted to the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed, yellow traffic lights set to actual approach speeds with realistic perception and reaction times, and stop signs only where needed.
In the meantime, we ignore issues like distracted drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Please contact your state representative, state senator, and the governor to oppose the above in Pennsylvania and demand best-practice engineering. Tickets should also be only points, no fines or surcharges.

From: Bob

1.Speed limits in PA are posted well below the accepted standard of the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed. State lawmakers are targeting the safest drivers.  Low speed limits and strict enforcement CAUSE crashes.
2.Radar makes errors and also cannot tell which car made a reading, if any.  Look up the “state police Radar gate scandal” and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences presentation on radar.  Moving radar can have even more chance of errors. LIDAR also has problems.
3.Tickets can be issued barely above the speed limits at +6 mph.
4.Ticketing is a business.  Many entities get a cut.  Make traffic violations POINTS ONLY, with NO money, and see who wants radar.
5.Speedtraps are frequently done where speed limits change, on hills, turns, using unmarked cars, while cars are passing, etc.  Why would this be?
In addition, the term speed-related has no official meaning, so the result of any data set is what the author desires it to be. PA roads are also different from other states. We have more people, more traffic,many more miles of roads, many 2-lane rural roads, deer,lack of nearby EMS in many areas,bad weather, varied terrain, etc. You cannot compare PA to other states, it is apples to oranges.
PAroads arethe safestever.
How much credibility does PA have when it comes to driving issues? Here is recent news about the red-light cameras in Philly. Some cameras had a whopping 3% accuracy, and the PPA is under FBI investigation. So that would be a 97% error rate!
Speed cameras are also being pushed heavily at this time.  Many problems similar to the above issues discussed, plus the errors that have occurred have been quite legendary!
Check out the National Motorists Association.

 

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Pennsylvania citizens can file criminal complaints on anyone

PENNSYLVANIA – Butler Dispatch LLC aired this story early last-year following several posts online. Unfortunately due to a website crash, we are re-writing this story with new information. Did you know in Pennsylvania, as a resident you can issue a citation or criminal complaint against anyone if you notice them breaking the law?

Yes! In Pennsylvania, you as a taxpaying-citizen has every right to issue a citation or criminal complaint within the commonwealth without an officer seeing the act done. Most police officers do not inform the public about this, as they do not want “law abiding citizens” patrolling the streets looking for crime.

Here is a link to the criminal complaint: http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-911/file-78.pdf?cb=f8b068

If you see someone commit a hit and run, harassment, or any other illegal act, you can file a private criminal complaint to the actor. These complaints must be taken to your local district court for filing.

MORE INFO: http://www.lccpa.org/pathfinder/PrivateCriminalComplaintPathfinder.pdf

You will also have to testify on behalf of the Commonwealth that you can identify the actor and state in details what the actor did.

Editors Note: Take this information light-heartedly. This is in no means giving you any authority whatsoever or persuading you to use this form. This is for educational purposes only. 

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Your 2018 Big Butler Fair schedule is here

Thursday, June 28th

Harness Racing

10:00 am

Friday, June 29th

Harness Racing

10:00 am

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Carnival Opens

3:00 pm

Entries Received at Arts Crafts Building

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Weigh-In Market Animals

6:00 pm

Bike Night I – Annual Bike Night – $5.00 per Bike

7:00 pm

95.1 & 103.5 Willie Fest Concert

8:00 pm

FREE CONCERT – Joe Patrick and Four on the Floor Band

8:00 pm

FREE CONCERT – Neal McCoy

8:00 pm

Saturday, June 30th

Shooting on Horseback Exhibition in the Roper’s Ring

TBA

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Judging Home Ec, 4-H & Vocational Plants, Flowers, Farm & Garden Fancy Work

9:00 am

Judging Open & Junior Poultry

9:00 am

Antique Tractor Pull

10:00 am

Carnival Opens

1:00 pm

Judging Junior Beef Showmanship

1:00 am

Followed by Junior Beef Breed Show

1:00 am

Exhibition Barrels

1:00 pm

Jackpot Game Horse Show

2:30 pm

Monster Trucks – Presented by JM Productions

7:00 pm

Pick-Up Truck Demo Derby

7:00 pm

Featuring Higher Education, a School Bus Monster Truck

7:00 pm

Square Dance at W.L. Roenigk Sr. Cattle Arena

8:00 pm

Sunday, July 1st

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Judging Open & Junior Rabbits

9:00 am

Judging Junior Goat Showmanship

9:00 am

Open & Junior Goats

9:00 am

Market Goats

9:00 am

Open & Junior Boer Goats

9:00 am

Big Butler Fair Drive In Show – Draft Horses

9:30 am

Carnival Kiddie Land Opens

1:00 pm

Carnival Opens

1:00 pm

Jackpot Mini Horse Show – Jackpot Trail

2:00 pm

Shepherd’s Lead Line

6:00 pm

School Bus Demolition Derby

7:00 pm

Monday, July 2nd

Junior Horse & Pony Show

9:00 am

Judging Antique Farm Machinery

10:00 am

Judging Junior Sheep Showmanship

1:00 pm

Followed by Junior Sheep Breed Show

1:00 pm

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Carnival Kiddie Land Opens

3:00 pm

Carnival Opens

3:00 pm

Judging Junior Market Lambs

6:00 pm

Giant Auto Demolition Derby – Presented by JM Productions

7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 3rd

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Judging Haflinger/Draft Pony Halter

9:00 am

Judging Light Horse Halter Show

9:00 am

Followed by Draft Horse Youth Show

9:00 am

Judging Light Horse & Pony

9:00 am

Light Horse Halter Classes

9:00 am

Jackpot Showmanship

9:00 am

Pony Halter Classes

9:00 am

Pony Performance Classes

9:00 am

Jackpot Pleasure

9:00 am

Judging Open & Junior Dairy Breeds

9:00 am

Brown Swiss, Jersey & Holstein

9:00 am

Judging Junior Swine Showmanship

1:00 am

Followed by Junior Swine Breed Show

1:00 am

Carnival Kiddie Land Opens

1:00 pm

Carnival Opens

3:00 pm

Judging Junior Market Hogs

6:00 pm

Draft Horse Fun Show

6:00 pm

Kids Caravan Parade – Roenigk Cattle Arena

6:30 pm

Full Pull Productions – Truck Pulls – Sanctioned by USA-East Sled Pulling, Inc. – USA-East Series Points

7:00 pm

Open 3.6 Smooth Bore Diesel 4×4 Trucks

7:00 pm

Super Street Gas 4×4 Trucks

7:00 pm

Super Farm/Limited Pro Tractors

7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 4th

Judging Draft Horse Halter

9:00 am

Judging Open Market Lambs

9:00 am

Followed by Open Sheep Breed Show

9:00 am

Judging Open & Junior Dairy

9:00 am

Ayrshire, Guernsey & Milking Shorthorn

9:00 am

Judging Rabbit Showmanship

9:00 am

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Carnival Opens

1:00 pm

Carnival Kiddie Land Opens

3:00 pm

4-H & FFA Master Showman Contest

3:00 pm

Meet the “Agricultural Commodity Queens of the County” – Livestock Pavilion

4:00 pm

Judging Draft Horse / Haflinger / Draft Pony / Single Hitches

4:30 pm

Animal Costume Classes – Roper’s Ring

6:00 pm

Full Pull Productions – Track Drag Races

6:30 pm

Gas 4×4 Trucks

6:30 pm

Semi Trucks

6:30 pm

Open 2.6 Diesel 4×4 Trucks

6:30 pm

Judging Junior Dairy Showmanship

7:30 pm

Gigantic Fireworks Display

Dusk

Thursday, July 5th

Butler Fair Horse Show

9:00 am

Judging Open Market Steers

9:00 am

Followed by Open Beef Breed Show

9:00 am

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Youth Awards Committee Meeting

2:00 pm

Carnival Kiddie Land Opens

3:00 pm

Carnival Opens

3:00 pm

Judging Draft Horse / Haflinger / Draft Pony / Multiple Hitches

4:30 pm

Celebrity Milking Contest

7:00 pm

Full Pull Productions – Truck Pulls – Sanctioned by USA-East Sled Pulling, Inc. – USA-East Series Points

7:00 pm

“Run What Ya Brung” 4×4

7:00 pm

Hot Farm Tractors

7:00 pm

Big Rigs Modified Semi Trucks

7:00 pm

FREE Giant Sundae

8:00 pm

Friday, July 6th

Butler Fair Horse Show

9:00 am

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Carnival Kiddie Land Opens

3:00 pm

Carnival Opens

3:00 pm

Colt Jenny Memorial Pony Pull

4:00 pm

Kid Power Pedal Pulls

5:30 pm

LB Roenigk Memorial Draft Horse Pulls

7:00 pm

Mud Bog

7:00 pm

Annual Youth Awards Program

7:30 pm

Youth Dance at W.L. Roenigk Sr. Cattle Arena

9:00 pm

Saturday, July 7th

Fair Opens

9:00 am

Miniature Horse Pulls

11:00 am

Carnival Kiddie Land Opens

1:00 pm

Carnival Opens

1:00 pm

Y108 Freedom Fest

7:00 pm

Bike Night II – Freedom Bike Night – $5.00 per Bike

7:00 pm

FREE CONCERT – Frank Vieira

7:00 pm

FREE CONCERT – Sam Grow

8:00 pm

FREE CONCERT – Dylan Scott

8:00 pm

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