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Teen girl threatens father with scissors, police say

July 19, 2019 News Extra

BUTLER TWP — A teenager is accused of attempting to attack her father with a pair of scissors during a domestic dispute Wednesday night at the family's home.

The alleged victim managed to wrest the scissors away and was not seriously injured in the incident around 7:30 p.m. on the 200 block of South Eberhart Road, authorities said.

Butler Township police later arrested 18-year-old Lena I. Maharg on felony and misdemeanor assault charges.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.