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Cranberry Township has a possible serial vehicle-burglar

There is a large amount of reported vehicle break-ins occurring in the Cranberry Township area. Now the police are asking you to help prevent this from happening again. The suspect(s) have stolen credit cards, cash, electronics, and other valuables. The Read more…

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Box truck driver who hit Butler City woman pleads guilty to a fine

Luke Sibble, 38, was driving a box truck on January 26th when he hit Bobbi Jo Pengryn, 46, late that night. Sibble ran from the scene. Pengryn received multiple broken ribs, a broken back, along with a head injury and Read more…


Former BASD student charged for threatening to shoot a school up

BASD Evacuation

A 16-year-old boy who used to attend the Butler Area School District has been charged with making threats to shoot a school up. Police say the child, who lives in Centre County, called a Butler Township business on April 4th. Read more…


BREAKING: Names released in 422 crash; charges filed

BREAKING NEWS STATUS UPDATE Police have confirmed the names of everyone involved in the major crash today on Route 422 in Prospect. According to official reports, Bonnie Gundlach, 67, pulled on to Route 422 in front of Martin Kaczynski, 63, Read more…


Route 422 closed due to major accident

Breaking news Butler Dispatch

BREAKING NEWS STATUS UPDATE US Route 422 is closed in the area of the Big Butler Fairgrounds and Kwik Fill for a motor vehicle collision. A medical helicopter was dispatched and landed near the scene to transport a victim to Read more…


Penn Township man strangles wife over TV argument

A 71-year-old man was arrested and booked into the Butler County Prison Monday after he allegedly strangled his 65-year-old wife during an argument about a television. Police say Charles Ashton Jr., 71, started to strangle his wife during the argument. Read more…


Large tree knocks out power

A large tree caused severe damage to Central Electric’s high-voltage lines on Nichola Road, just beside Fenelton Road in West Franklin Township (Armstrong County). Around 11:30pm, Armstrong Co. 911 received an emergency call that a large tree had fell around Read more…


Butler Transit Authority to pay $16K for new website

A new website for the Butler Transit Authority will be seen online by July 1st, according to official reports. The Butler Transit Authority received 3 bids for a website to be redesigned, but only 1 bid (the highest) yielded to Read more…


Very large police presence expected in Butler County tomorrow

State Police Kittanning

A large police presence will be seen tomorrow near the Community Alliance Church due to an extensive training program being conducted. The Pennsylvania State Police and many other law enforcement departments were at the church today, along with being there Read more…


Mysterious particles found in Center Township school test

Yet another school is undergoing water testing after black-particles were found in the Center Township Elementary School. First, Summit Township Elementary School was closed for a period of time after the school tested positive for lead, and other contaminants in Read more…