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Man flown by STAT MedEvac in ATV crash

A man was seriously injured late-yesterday after he wrecked his ATV on North Washington Road, in Washington Township. There was no immediate preliminary cause of the crash, but firefighters stated it happened in a field. State police will be investigating. Read more…

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Couple charged in Butler City attempted homicide shooting

Mackenzie Peters and Raheem Robinson were charged with attempted homicide, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, and several other charges after they reportedly shot at a group people in a “drive-by scenario”. A witness reported seeing Peters drive a vehicle, while Robinson Read more…


Tri-axle truck involved in Route 8 crash

Vehicle Accident Butler Dispatch

The tones went out around 8:45am over the Butler County 911 system for a 3-vehicle crash on Route 8, just north of Dinnerbell Road. Penn Township Police, Penn Township VFD, and Butler Ambulance Service was on-scene of a 3-vehicle collision. Read more…


SRU Student life saved by fellow classmates and 911

A 911 call was heard in late March for a student at the Slippery Rock University whose heart just stopped. Frantzi Schaub was in full cardiac-arrest when the initial 911 call was made. With Schaub being in acting class, they Read more…


Very busy day for Butler County fire departments

In part of our new series, each night we will be posting all reported calls via the public 911 CAD. Today, there was a reported structure fire and 5 grass fires during the beautiful, near 70-degree April day! Below are Read more…


A local battery shop stands by their word

Meredith Battery

Meredith Battery in Zelienople, PA deserves a large and proud shout out! This small business has been serving customers since 1976, and has provided decades of knowledge and expertise since day 1. Meredith Battery is located in a little-shop just Read more…


6 grass fires reported in Butler County within 24-hours

The Butler County 911 Center was busy according to online documents. There was 7 reported grass/brush fires that happened within 24-hours of each other, 3 of which happened in just less than 2-hours apart!   These are the listed 911 Read more…


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…


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…


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…