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Local News | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
SALUTE TO SERVICE
Newest brick in park pays tribute to veteran
Emery Drescher fought for his country in North Africa and Europe during World War II. He took part in D-Day.

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Local News | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
SHARED HISTORY
Preschool children meet honorary grandfather, 99
Preschool children filed into the basement social room, decorated in the yellows and pinks of spring.

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Local News | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Offstein, Schnur earn awards
A longtime auto shop owner and a financial adviser are the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards honorees.

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Pennsylvania | April 18, 2015
Anti-abortion lawmakers protest
HARRISBURG — Some Republican lawmakers who oppose abortion rights registered “serious concerns” Friday over Gov. Tom Wolf’s nomination of Pedro Cortes as secretary of state, criticizing his handling of an abortion clinic that authorities dubbed a “house of horrors.”

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Pennsylvania | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Prosecutor to co-chair Heroin Task Force
PITTSBURGH — The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week.

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Local News | April 18, 2015
Section of Rt. 8 closing
BRADY TWP — Motorists using Route 8 in northern Butler County will have a scenic detour through Slippery Rock this summer.

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Pennsylvania | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Seedlings planted at Flight 93 site
Volunteer Christian Petrilli plants a Red Spruce sapling Friday on the grounds where Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville. Over 200 volunteers were on hand to help the National Park Service plant 11,000 trees Friday and another 11,000 trees on Saturday.

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Local News | April 18, 2015
Route 8 boat shop closes its doors
PENN TWP — A long-standing boat shop on Route 8 has closed.

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National | April 18, 2015
‘Creative negotiations’ possible
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to “creative negotiations” in response to Iran’s demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement calls for the penalties to be removed over time.

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National | April 18, 2015
Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo."

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National | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Obama gets tough on GOP
WASHINGTON — With a tone of outrage and eye-rolling dismissiveness, President Barack Obama and his White House team are working out their aggressions on Republicans. Well into the final quarter of Obama’s presidency the White House approach is, if you can’t join ’em, beat ’em.

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National | April 18, 2015
Transportation department orders oil train safety steps
WASHINGTON — An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.

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National | April 18, 2015
Millions of bees swarm after crash
LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could.

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National | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Kings’ Stoll held in drug case
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested on suspicion of drug possession Friday in Las Vegas, according to the police department’s online records.

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Local News | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Police: Robbery suspect hit man with cinder block
Butler police are seeking a suspected robber accused of bashing a city man in the head with a chunk of cinder block and stealing a cell phone.

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Pennsylvania | April 18, 2015
NATIONAL
Girl, 7, critical after being hit by van

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Local News | April 18, 2015
POLICE REPORTS
These items are from various police departments.

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Local News | April 18, 2015
Woman accused of trying to smuggle drugs
SOMERSET TWP, Somerset County — State prison officials stuck a pin in a Butler County woman’s alleged balloon smuggling plan to get drugs to her inmate husband, authorities said.

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Local News | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Trial set to begin for man accused in fatal shooting
A murder trial is set to begin Monday for a man who claims he killed a city man in self-defense.

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National | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?
WASHINGTON — The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers’ health and safety.

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National | April 18, 2015
Google embraces ‘mobile-friendly’ sites in search shake-up
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that’s expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

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Local News | April 18, 2015
Mars school board OKs new softball fields
ADAMS TWP — Pending municipal approval, two new softball fields will be built near the Mars Centennial School.

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National | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Lincoln's tomb faces cutbacks
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president's assassination.

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National | April 18, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
INSECTS TASTE BEST?
Bugs backed for healthy diet
SAN FRANCISCO — They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

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