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Babies at risk

Grant helps expand pregnancy recovery centers

Volunteer Beverly Thornton cuddles a newborn afflicted with neonatal abstinence syndrome at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. The number of babies with NAS, caused by exposure to opioids, has been increasing.

Addiction to opioids affects men and women and, in an increasing number of cases, newborn babies. In Butler County, there were 70 cases of newborns hospitalized for neonatal abstinence syndrome,

4/26/2018 Local News 0 comments

DUI suspect, 23, placed on house arrest

Benjamin Sinz

House arrest ordered for man charged in DUI crash that seriously injured other driver.

4/26/2018 Local News 0 comments

Trial ordered in body dumping

Man accused of giving fatal drug dose to woman

Shaun M. Long

A Venango County district judge on Wednesday ordered trial in the case against a man accused of giving a woman a fatal dose of fentanyl and later drumping her remains by the side of the road in...

4/26/2018 Local News 0 comments

PennDOT pushes safety in work zones

This map of construction for Butler County for 2018 is from PennDOT's website.

While some motorists may see work zones as orange barrels and increased traffic, they're much more than that.

4/25/2018 Local News 0 comments

City council to vote on firefighters’ contract

Butler City Council agreed Tuesday to consider a two-year contract with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 114, which represents city fire fighters, at Thursday's regular meeting.

4/25/2018 Local News 0 comments

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