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Butler News, Weather, Traffic and 911 Calls

Snowfall causes multiple crashes; including school buses

Only a mere 2″+ of snow fell throughout Butler County overnight, but these slick roads had parents online complaining that school should have been canceled – instead of just being delayed. After this morning, school districts may want to review Read more…

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Details released in East Brady Street fatal fire

East Brady Street Fire

New details have been released in the East Brady Street fire that killed 2 adults while they were asleep on Monday morning. According to authorities, George and Linda Walters passed away. The Pennsylvania State Police will be investigating the cause Read more…


Road debris on I-79 damaged several vehicles

Four-vehicle crash in Cranberry Township

Emergency crews just inside the Butler County line had their hands-full when the 911 center received numerous¬†phone calls that items were on the road, and it was wrecking vehicles. Cranberry TownshipFire Department and numerous police agencies raced to the interstate Read more…


Many injured in Chicora vehicle crash

Multiple vehicles crashed on North Main Street in Chicora Borough Thursday afternoon according to the Butler County 911 Center. Unfortunately, multiple people were injured as a result of the multi-vehicle crash. Police say the crash happened in the 100-block and Read more…


Male seriously hurt in Oakland Township explosion

The Butler County 911 Scanners were busy early Thursday morning when a 31-year-old male reportedly was igniting a propane-device, and the unit back-flashed onto the man. The male was burned severely on his face and eyes. As units from East Read more…


Chimney fires requests multiple Butler County fire departments

Barn Fire Carbon Center Road

The call came into the Butler County 911 Center over the radio, as Chief 13 requested a full structure fire response to 413 Main Street in Prospect Borough. As units responded, flames could be seen coming from the chimney located Read more…


Large Cranberry Township house fire nearly spread out of control

Scanners were busy last night after emergency crews responded to a blaze at 7749 Franklin Road, just inside the Cranberry Township line. Crews worked vigorously¬†to try and keep the exposures from catching fire, according to the radio report from Chief 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…


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…


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…