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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Local News | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
FOCUS ON PROBLEM
Nearly 250 attend latest opioid crisis forum at SR
Recovering addicts, thier parents, and health care professionals took stage Thursday night in Slippry Rock, as the third Butler County forum on the opioid crisis drew nearly 250 people at Slippery Rock High School.

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Local News | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
CUP founder honored for work
CRANBERRY TWP — Cranberry CUP founder and former president Cathy Cortazzo was honored at the township supervisors meeting Thursday night.

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International | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Envoys try to lower tensions with Mexico
MEXICO CITY — There were promises of cooperation, of closer economic ties, and frequent odes to the enduring partnership between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. But there were no public mentions of that massive border wall or President Donald Trump’s plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico as top U.S. officials visited the Mexican capital.

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International | February 24, 2017
Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter Mosul
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s air force struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time today as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into western Mosul, the last major urban stronghold held by the Sunni militant group in Iraq.

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International | February 24, 2017
Malaysia: Deadly nerve agent used in killing
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The poison used to kill the estranged half- brother of North Korea’s leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia last week was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said today.

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Local News | February 24, 2017
City passes intent against discrimination
An anti-discrimination resolution was passed 3-1 by Butler City Council at Thursday’s council meeting at the city building.

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Local News | February 24, 2017
Council nixes study, for now
A motion to pay for a study relating to parking monetization was voted down 4 to 1, at Thursday’s Butler City Council meeting

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Local News | February 24, 2017
City officer fired for misconduct
Butler City Council at its meeting Thursday fired a police sergeant for "misconduct and violation of policy."

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Local News | February 24, 2017
Corrections
In the last paragraph of Wednesday’s city parking monetization article, the quote that was attributed to Butler City Councilman Corey Roche should have been attributed to Butler Mayor Tom Donaldson.

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Local News | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Partners laud Mark Gordon’s appointment
Butler County's economic development partners laud Mark Gordon’s appointment as county chief of economic development and planning. Gordon is the retired AK Steel Butler Works general manager.

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Local News | February 24, 2017
Volunteers needed for Jeep festival
The Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association is looking for volunteers for the seventh annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in June.

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Local News | February 24, 2017
Heroin overdose suspected in 30-year-old man’s death
Drug addiction apparently claims life of Mudddy Creek man

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Local News | February 24, 2017
Officials mull plans for 276 apartments
Cranberry officials consider plans for new residential developmen with 276 apartments.

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Local News | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
In a tight spot
The driver and a passenger from a Buick SUV were checked for minor injuries after an accident involving three vehicles at the intersection of West New Castle and Mercer streets in Butler. The SUV ended up lodged between a utility pole and Tani's Pizza.

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Local News | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Man accused of firing shotgun during dispute
Man arrested after firing shotgun during incident at West Liberty home

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Pennsylvania | February 24, 2017
Motorist jumps off bridge to get away
NEW KENSINGTON — Police were searching for a motorist who sped away, got out of his car, then jumped off a bridge into the Allegheny River after police tried to pull over his car in Western Pennsylvania.

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National | February 24, 2017
Transgender case could go to high court
WASHINGTON — Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys bathroom and the Virginia school board that won’t let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use.

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National | February 24, 2017
Chief of staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports
WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.

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National | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Conservatives urged not to squander time
OXON HILL, Md. — President Donald Trump’s top aides on Thursday delivered one overriding message to the thousands of conservative activists gathered for their annual conference outside of Washington: Don’t blow it.

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National | February 24, 2017
Justice Dept. to crack down on legal marijuana
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration’s strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal.

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Local News | February 24, 2017
Guatemalan DUI suspect arrested
A Guatemalan was cited by police after being found in his vehicle in Zelienople uder the influence and with fresh cuts on his body.

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Local News | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Man allegedly attacks woman
Good Samaritans rescue victim of apparent domesitc violence

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Local News | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Suspected drug dealer arrested at school lot
Police find alleged dealer, drugs in car in middle school parking lot

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