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Butler school bus drivers complain about student’s behavior

The Butler Area School District held their monthly meeting Monday night. School bus drivers attended the meeting to voice their concerns over the recent allegations of a fellow bus drivers “brake checking” to get students to comply. Michael Bester attended Read more…

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Summit Elementary students “okay” to return to school

After several months of critical water testing and renovations, the water tests conducted have come back negative for high-lead and high-copper, according to reports. Earlier, Summit Elementary students were transferred to the Broad Street Elementary School in Butler City, which Read more…


Class action lawsuit update against BASD and high-lead

A class action lawsuit was filed in federal courts against the Butler Area School District in regards to Summit Elementary having high-lead and high-copper within the water. Parents were seeking restitution for the exposure their children had. In June, the Read more…


Submarine lost at sea with 44 crew members

ARA San Juan Missing

A military submarine is lost in the southern Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members on-board. Now, searchers are fearing the worst as the search reaches “critical phase”. If alive still, the crew members are exhausting their final pieces of oxygen Read more…


Butler City police woes, cruiser totaled, engine blown, and one dismantled

Four-vehicle crash in Cranberry Township

The Butler City Police Department are currently facing a series of vehicle issues after 3 department cruisers are out of service, two for good. According to an official report, one police cruiser was t-boned on Wednesday morning. The vehicle is Read more…


Doerr case has “Jane Doe” wanting to be private matters

Butler County Courthouse Butler, PA

Former President Judge Thomas Doerr has been accused of sexual misconduct with a female probation officer in Butler County. However, the complainant wants to be kept private still. The female probation officer told courts that if her name was revealed, it Read more…


County provides update to new $14-million 911 radio system

Butler County 911

The Butler County Emergency Services has provided the Butler County Commissioners with a status update to the new ICORRS radio network, a $14-million-dollar P25 Phase 2 digital 911 radio system that will provide first responders with a larger, more reliable, Read more…


Probation given in Ibis Tek federal lawsuit

Ibis Tek Lawsuit

Two former Ibis Tek owners defrauded the United States Department of Defense millions of dollars for bulletproof-glass windows for the U.S. Army Humvees. Now, the CFO will only receive probation for the federal crimes. RELATED: Ibis Tek former owners could Read more…


Butler man suing Butler City, Butler County, and police officers

James Cogley, of Butler, is suing numerous county government agencies along with several decorated police officers after an incident where he claims excessive force was used, along with invasion of privacy. A formal lawsuit was filed on October 10th, and Read more…


Construction slated to start for new Cranberry Twp fire station

Butler Dispatch Developing Story

Cranberry Township started off with 1 fire station many years ago. Next, another one was added due to size of the department, and size of the membership. Now, the Cranberry Township Fire Department is seeking bids to build a third Read more…