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Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017

Local News | March 1, 2017
Road funds given
Butler County municipalities will be getting a bit more money from the state this year to help fix their roads.

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Pennsylvania | March 1, 2017
Vandalized cemetery unites faiths
PHILADELPHIA — Dozens of volunteers from various faiths helped clean up a Jewish cemetery on Tuesday after scores of tombstones were toppled by vandals, as people from as far as Boston came to Philadelphia to rake leaves and pray for peace.

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Local News | March 1, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
MILITARY MISSION
Army recruiters seeking a few more good enlistees
An increase of the overall mission of U.S. Army recruiting in the nation will impact recruiting in Butler County ever so slightly.

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Local News | March 1, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Butler legislators respond to speech
Members of Congress representing Butler County both praised and criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday, after the president laid out a sweeping and aggressive agenda.

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Local News | March 1, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Lenten season begins
The Rev. Mark Pattock applies ashes to a parishioner today at the Ash Wednesday service at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Herman. Ash Wednesday is mostly observed by Catholics and opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.

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National | March 1, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
President points way for GOP
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a road map as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive agenda on health care, taxes and more.

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Local News | March 1, 2017
Butler couple nabbed
Couple caught carting away two big-screen TVs

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Local News | March 1, 2017
Center names board members
BUTLER TWP — The Ellen O’Brien Gaiser Center announced Tuesday that two new members have joined its board of directors.

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Local News | March 1, 2017
Zelie OKs contracts for streetscape
Zelienople officials OK contracts for the streetscape portion of the borough's revitalization project.

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National | March 1, 2017
Audi, Porsche are tops in Consumer Reports’ rankings
DETROIT — Audi, Porsche, BMW and Lexus are the best-performing brands in Consumer Reports’ annual rankings, but lower-priced options aren’t far behind.

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National | March 1, 2017
Trump backs key care parts
WASHINGTON — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute.

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National | March 1, 2017
New Trump travel ban removes Iraq
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, U.S. officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days.

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Pennsylvania | March 1, 2017
Police: Wife killed husband after burnt-casserole fight
TARENTUM — Police in say a woman shot and killed her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photograph of the body, texted it to a friend and showered before calling 911.

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National | March 1, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Gray wolf protections targeted
MINNEAPOLIS — Pressure is building in Congress to take gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list, which would allow farmers to kill the animals if they threaten livestock.

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Local News | March 1, 2017
Twp. man charged for taking lobster, steaks, ribs
Catch of the day: Shoplifter busted with lobster, steaks.

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Pennsylvania | March 1, 2017
Ex-doctor gets 6 years in new case
PITTSBURGH — A former physician who lost his medical license over a sex-for-pills case in 2002 has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for trying to obtain explicit cell phone pictures of a 15-year-old girl.

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National | March 1, 2017
Judge weighs widow’s release
SAN FRANCISCO — A California judge will decide Wednesday whether to free the widow of the gunman who killed dozens of people at a Florida nightclub or keep her behind bars until she faces trial on charges of aiding his attack.

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Local News | March 1, 2017
Door-to-door sales times expanded
The township supervisors voted to expand the hours when salespersons can solicit business door-to-door, but protections for residents have been built into the ordinance.

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Local News | March 1, 2017
Sawmill Road to be closed Thurs.
BUTLER TWP — Sawmill Road will be closed Thursday while Butler Area Sewer Authority crews repair a sewer line in the township.

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National | March 1, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Official: Valuable data gathered
WASHINGTON — U.S. special operations forces gathered valuable intelligence on the al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen in a raid last month, including data on the explosives they’re manufacturing and the types of threats they’re developing, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

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International | March 1, 2017
Suspects charged with murder in airport attack
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, were charged with murder today.

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National | March 1, 2017
Video shows Uber CEO arguing fare with driver
Uber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.

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National | March 1, 2017
WET WINTER
California snowpack may end 5-year drought
FRESNO, Calif. — The massive snowdrifts in the Sierra Nevada could finally bring the California drought to its knees and keep skiers on the slopes long enough to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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National | March 1, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Obamas sign lucrative book deals
NEW YORK — Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals.

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National | March 1, 2017
Facebook beefs up suicide prevention
NEW YORK — Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.

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