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Thursday, Jul. 2, 2015

Local News | July 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
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Harness the Thrill
EVANS CITY — For Gary Johnston, harness racing at the Big Butler Fair meshes two family traditions.

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Local News | July 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Deer roam Armstrong office
A mock deer crossing sign has been posted on the door to a storage room in the Armstrong office building on South McKean Street in Butler.

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Local News | July 2, 2015
Funds flow despite Pa. budget impasse
While the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, dig in over divergent versions of a new budget, those who depend on state money to fund their operations say they are not worried — yet.

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Local News | July 2, 2015
Judge stops well work
BUTLER — Butler County Judge Michael Yeager has issued a stay on work at the controversial Geyer well pad in Middlesex Township, and ordered the well’s challengers to post a hefty bond.

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Local News | July 2, 2015
County keeps comp time policy
Butler County will retain the use of compensatory time for its employees as an alternate to paid overtime, for now.

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Local News | July 2, 2015
LOCAL
Routes 8, 422 ramp project wraps early

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Local News | July 2, 2015
Prison to hire nurse for midnight shift
The Butler County Prison will get an additional nurse to serve during the midnight shift.

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Pennsylvania | July 2, 2015
Tax collections greatly exceed projections
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s tax collections for the just-ended fiscal year exceeded projections by $412.2 million.

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Local News | July 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Not a dry dock
Docks at the Davis Bay launch at Lake Arthur were still under water Wednesday because of the recent rains. The ground around the lake near the beach area is also very soggy. Dry conditions are in the forecast for today and Friday.

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Local News | July 2, 2015
Young mother faces charges
A young mother’s three children were left to fend for themselves in a Butler home filling with smoke last week after the woman passed out from drinking alcohol with the oven turned on, city police said.

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National | July 2, 2015
Report: Navy Yard campus under lockdown
WASHINGTON — A lockdown was under way today across the Washington Navy Yard campus after reports of shots fired, but a senior law enforcement official said those reports had not been confirmed.

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National | July 2, 2015
Jack Carter, 93, was brash comic
LOS ANGELES — Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said.

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Local News | July 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
West New Castle Street Bridge closes
The West New Castle Street bridge closed on Monday so crews can replace and widen it as part of the Sullivan Run flood control project. The street between Mercer and Chestnut streets will remain closed until October. The work is being done by Carmen Paliotta Contracting.

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National | July 2, 2015
Healthier job market may lead to rate hike
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as September.

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National | July 2, 2015
Man bitten by 7-foot shark at Outer Banks
RALEIGH, N.C. — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state’s coastal waters.

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National | July 2, 2015
Macy’s dumps Trump
LOS ANGELES — The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.

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National | July 2, 2015
Possible collusion probed
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

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Local News | July 2, 2015
County’s state senators defend GOP budget
Butler County’s state senators defended the $30.1 million state budget that was vetoed Tuesday night by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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Pennsylvania | July 2, 2015
Wolf, lawmakers will resume talks
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders agreed Wednesday to restart budget talks after Wolf vetoed a Republican-crafted spending plan that every Democrat legislator voted against.

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National | July 2, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Episcopals OK gay marriage
SALT LAKE CITY — The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.

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Local News | July 2, 2015
Auto mechanic accused of dishonest practices
LYNDORA — A mechanic has been charged criminally for allegedly being dishonest about the condition of the brakes on a customer’s car.

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Pennsylvania | July 2, 2015
Fleeing driver slams into car
PITTSBURGH — A driver with two armed passengers in his car fled a construction zone traffic stop early Wednesday, was chased by state police troopers and crashed head-on into another vehicle while trying to exit an interstate, killing himself and injuring four other people, authorities said.

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