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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…

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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…


Butler Dispatch making a full comeback

Butler Dispatch Developing Story

Butler Dispatch LLC will be making a full comeback after we received dozens of emails and Facebook messages asking when we would be making posts again. As of lately, we were debating the facts about whether to sell our news Read more…


Woman runs red light, woman hit and injured on Main Street

This is not a cat and mouse game, a woman who police did not identify, ran through a solid-red light on South Main Street in front fo the courthouse. When the woman ran the light, she collided with another woman who Read more…


Butler Hospital staff tell residents the flu remains deadly

With the influenza epidemic on the rise, so are cases in Butler County. According to official reports, there are over 600 confirmed cases in our county, with hundreds if not thousands more without confirmation. According to the Infectious Disease department Read more…


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…


Local PA state police identify phone-scam ring

Ah the scammers are back, and this time they are using a better way to try and scam the elderly, along with the unsuspecting. The local Pennsylvania State Police are warning residents that if you receive a phone call from Read more…


Cranberry Township, here is your fire department!

In the midst of the chaos happening in Cranberry Township, this is what a “trained” emergency vehicle driver for the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Department looks like. No worries, they weren’t in a big hurry…. oh wait, they were only heading Read more…