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North Apollo couple arrested on child endangerment charges

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A man and a woman are facing child endangerment charges after a one-year-old girl was found wandering the streets alone in North Apollo borough.Police said it happened Friday. And when she was returned to her home, they found the child's father, 31-year-old Joseph Hazlett, sleeping on the couch.Throughout the home, officers say they found animal feces, rotting food, and an infestation of insects.Police also arrested the child's mother, 27-year-old, Brandy Teeple.Hazlett is in the Armstrong County Jail on bond. Both have preliminary hearings scheduled for July 13th.
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Police investigating death at New Kensington apartment complex

Police are investigating a death at a New Kensington apartment complex, according to Westmoreland County emergency dispatchers. Officers responded to the incident at the Valley Royal Court along Fifth Avenue just before 2 p.m. Sunday. Details about the victim and manner of death were not available. Dispatchers confirmed that the...

One Hurt in Clinton Township Crash

One motorist was taken to a local hospital following a three car crash that occurred late last week in Clinton Township. According to State Police, 25-year-old Joshua Skurka of Saxonburg was traveling west on Saxonburg Boulevard (Route 228) just before 7pm on Friday (July 1st) when he allegedly failed to stop at a red light.

Local Legislator’s Bill Advances to Senate

A bill introduced by a local legislator that would improve staffing at long-term care facilities is one step closer to becoming law. State Representative Tim Bonner (R-Butler, Mercer) says House Bill 2293 would require Contract Health Care Service Agencies that provide temporary nursing workers in nursing homes, assisted living residences, and personal care homes to register with the PA Department of Health.
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Shippenville Man Accused of Accepting Rent Down Payment for House He Doesn’t Own

PAINT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Shippenville man is in hot water after allegedly accepting money toward a down payment for rent on a house that he does not own. Court documents indicate Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 35-year-old Joshua John Lauer on Wednesday, June 29, in Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office.

Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier comes to Western Pennsylvania

ZELIENOPLE (KDKA) – As people celebrate the Fourth of July, one local community is hosting a unique and moving monument that honors the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom. On Friday night, hundreds of motorcyclists escorted the Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to Zelienople. Gregory Bigger, the president of the American Legion Riders in Zelienople helped organize the ride that escorted the Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. "We got a call in December that it was coming into town, we had a beautiful ride in," he said. "Patriotism is alive and well in...

Man killed in motorcycle crash in Kiski Township

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - We now know the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash this afternoon in Kiski Township, Armstrong County. 58-year-old Anthony Stasko of Indiana, PA, and his wife Kim, were both riding down Route 56 near the intersection of Balsinger Road, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.That's when a vehicle driven by Michael Flynn crossed Balsinger Road and struck them.Stasko was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife was life-flighted to the hospital. They were both wearing helmets.The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Edinboro University Formally Becomes Part of Pennsylvania Western University

After years of planning, Edinboro University has a new name as of Friday, July 1. It is now Pennsylvania Western University, or PennWest, becoming part of a conglomerate of three schools. Edinboro, Clarion and California universities are now technically one school, though all three campuses remain. For the last decade,...

Boil water notice in effect for Springdale, Elm Grove

OHIO COUNTY, WV — A boil water notice is in effect for all of Springdale and Elm Grove in Ohio County. Due to a water line repair, residents should boil their water for the next 48 hours. he notice was provided by the Wheeling Water Department.

I want freedom from Republicans trying to control my personal life | PennLive letters

So what do you really want? I want freedom from government control of my personal life. Extremist GOP politicians, and almost all have jumped into that fascist sinking ship, want to control Americans’ personal decisions. Ever since President Ronald Regan the Republican Party has been against big government and in favor of freedom. Now, not only does big government control women’s reproductive rights in many states, but so many other things. They control whether children can learn actual truth about American history or a whitewashed version of what they want you to know as they attempt to rewrite history.

PennDOT Road Project Maintenance Work to Continue this Week

PennDOT is continuing summer road project maintenance work around Butler County this week. These activities include bridge repair on Interstate 79 in Jackson Township along with pipe replacement, which will be occurring on Benbrook Road in Center Township as well as North Pike Road in Winfield Township. Patching will be...

Better Than Ezra to headline Arts on the Allegheny concert

The alternative rock band Better Than Ezra will headline a free Arts on the Allegheny concert July 23 at the John P. Murtha Amphitheater in Kittanning’s Riverfront Park. The nonprofit offers free arts and entertainment events at the park and other venues. Last year, Blues Traveler drew upward of 7,000 people, some of whom came from neighboring states, said Mary Ann Valasek, chairwoman of Arts on the Allegheny.

Butler Area Public Library Announces UPcoming Programs

Even though the Butler Area Public Library is closed tomorrow for Independence Day, the facility continues to present activities and programs for all ages during this upcoming week. It’s Ocean Science Week for the Kids Summer Reading Challenge with Grab and Go Kits, Ocean Science Storytimes, and a Mad Science...

SUV Drives Through Window Of Butler Twp. Business

There was significant damage done to an office building in Butler Township Friday morning after a car drove through a window. It happened at an office complex in the 200 block of South Duffy Road around 11 a.m. Witnesses on the scene said an SUV drove through the window of...