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Police: Officer shot dog that bit him as he aided owner

PITTSBURGH — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania police officer shot and killed an aggressive dog while responding to the medical emergency of the animal's owner.

6/17/2019 Pennsylvania 0 comments

State has a surplus, lots of budget patches

Wolf seeks $2B more spending

HARRISBURG — In Pennsylvania, good fiscal times may not necessarily mean good fiscal condition.

6/17/2019 Pennsylvania 0 comments

Boy injured when pickup truck crashes into steps

Butler police officer Kory Fleming speaks to Shawn Lacamera of Butler who was driving a pickup truck that crashed into concrete steps on the side of the Cunningham Shanor building on West New Castle Street around 4 p.m. Sunday. The 31-year-old was not hurt but his 8-year-old son, who was riding in the truck, suffered apparent minor injuries. Police said they are investigating.

An 8-year-old boy was hurt about 4 p.m. Sunday when his father lost control of a pickup truck and crashed into concrete steps on the side of the Cunningham Shanor building in Butler, authorities said.

6/17/2019 Local News 0 comments

Police investigate BB gun incident

Butler police are investigating a case of aggravated assault Friday afternoon when several people were hit with BB gun pellets at a wedding party on North Washington Street.

6/17/2019 Local News 0 comments

Motorists reminded to share road on National Ride to Work Day

Monday is National Ride to Work Day, and PennDOT is asking motorists to safely share the road with motorcycles.

6/15/2019 Local News 0 comments

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Skate park vision realized ‘one fish dinner at a time’

The design drawing for a planned skate park in Zelienople’s Community Park might look unassuming — some concrete, a few rails and ramps and a pool-like bowl surrounded by trees and grass...

6/17/2019 Our Opinion 0 comments

Bernie’s vision of economic rights blurs orthodox view of socialism

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, is a man from the 1930s. If you didn’t believe that before, you certainly should believe it now.

6/17/2019 Robert Samuelson 0 comments

Lead cleanup mandates must be taken seriously

When I was a kid, my dad half-joked that the Roman Empire fell because the Romans used lead to make their pipes, thus poisoning their drinking water supply.

6/17/2019 Other Voices 0 comments

Stand with the people of Hong Kong

On first blush, the proposed legislation that sent more than a million Hong Kong residents into the streets last week and resulted in violent clashes with police may not seem like such a big deal.

6/17/2019 Other Voices 0 comments

FDR example forgotten

Over three decades, Rush Limbaugh has captivated radio audiences by injecting a daily dose of gut-wrenching incivility into the bloodstream of his misguided listeners.

6/15/2019 Letters to the Editor 0 comments