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Convicted killer gets reduced sentence

Then a teen, White got life term for murdering his father in 1998

Nicholas White

A former Butler County man who shot and bludgeoned his father to death in 1998 was resenteced Wednesday to a prison term of 35 years to life.

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Naloxone program expanded in county

Kits help in event of opioid overdose

A grant will allow the deputy sheriff to distribute 400 Narcan kits to various individuals in the public sector.

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Dog park will get upgrades

Group works in Cranberry

Maggie, a boxer/border collie mix, enjoys playing with her owner, Michael Halperin, at the Rotary Dog Park at Cranberry Community Park on Oct. 14.

Through a new group called Cranberry Area Canine Partners, the township is working with the community to improve the dog park and better serve dog owners.

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Man pleads guilty to escape

Car recovered 200 miles away

Donald Chrisko

A Bedford County man, charged with escape from the Summit Academy reform school, pleaded guilty in Butler County Court on Wednesday.

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One crime leads to another

Home invasion unveils drugs

Savannah Blust

A Petrolia woman, charged after an alleged home invasion revealed a drug operation in her house, pleaded guilty in Butler County court on Wednesday.

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Finding A Flock

Finding A Flock

PENN TWP — The Rev. William Gilligan believes he's settling in at his new church, Nixon United Methodist Church, 334 Airport Road.

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Today's Verse

A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

Chuckle of the Day

Wisdom is knowing what to do, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is not doing it.

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Don’t accept the old axiom about legislating morality

In the midst of Tuesday’s candidates forum, while discussing a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance, Butler council candidate Jeff Smith offered the axiom that “you can’t...

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Other Voices

Last month’s announcement by Equifax that its consumer-credit database suffered a catastrophic hacking attack meant that nearly half of all Americans had their Social Security numbers and vital...

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Is ‘#MeToo’ a tipping point or not?

Depending upon one’s distance from all things Twitter, recent revelations of sexual harassment in Hollywood are either the tipping point we’ve been waiting for -- or just another shark...

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North Korea has a cyber army too

It turns out that North Korea isn’t just a nuclear threat. It’s also a cyberthreat, and in some ways, this may be more frightening.

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Other Voices

The past few days have witnessed an online phenomenon that brings out the best in social media. Countless women from every walk of life have posted two simple words on their timelines: “Me, too.

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