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Harrisville woman wrecks in Barkeyville

Vehicle Crash on Prospect Road

A traffic collision happened on Route 208, just inside of Venango County in Barkeyville. At around 6:30 pm, state police in Franklin reported that a woman from Harrisville wrecked by hitting an embankment. The woman was driving, and had 2 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…


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…


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…


Butler police chase suspect turned himself in

David Coleman was the center-of-attention the past week in digital news formats after he led local and state police on a high-speed pursuit, only to end up wrecking into a state trooper on Whitestown Road in Butler Township. According 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…


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…


BREAKING: Manhunt underway in Butler City

Police are continuing their manhunt after a male led the Butler City Police on a high-speed chase throughout Butler City last night. His vehicle hit a fire hydrant, and the driver escaped on foot. Officials were able to confirm that the Read more…


David Sitler denies excessive force lawsuit case in 2016 incident

David Sitler was the former “Officer in Charge” at the Lancaster Township Police Department for many years now working at Boscov’s in Butler as a Loss Prevention Detective was fired after a federal lawsuit was opened against him by a Read more…