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Local News | December 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Overnight fire fatal
JACKSON TWP — A 67-year-old man died Thursday night when his mobile home caught fire on Beahm Crest Lane.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
Man dies on icy I-79
WORTH TWP — A West Virginia man died Thursday night when his tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 79.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
Icy roads result in accidents
This morning’s slick roads caused several accidents across Butler County and led to the delayed start of classes in some districts.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
City OKs budget with tax hike
City council passed its 2015 budget Thursday night with a property tax hike.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
Jackson Twp. budget OK’d
JACKSON TWP — Supervisors Thursday night approved the 2015 operating budget that keeps taxes the same, but increases spending.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
Tourism board votes for changes
CRANBERRY TWP — The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau wants to completely change its membership structure, and it also might soon allow businesses in neighboring counties as members.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
IN BRIEF
Metered parking in Butler will be free until after Christmas.

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International | December 19, 2014
IN BRIEF
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

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National | December 19, 2014
Tax refunds could be delayed
WASHINGTON — IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts just enacted by Congress could delay tax refunds next year.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
Judge orders sex offender back to jail
Eric Dickerson said he changed during the 25 years he spent in state prison for rape.

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Local News | December 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Salvation Army distributes toys
Toys were distributed Wednesday to 298 families by the Salvation Army. Volunteers gathered gifts to give to parents for their children at the Salvation Army in Butler.

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National | December 19, 2014
U.S. ag market eyes Cuba trade
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

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Pennsylvania | December 19, 2014
Bill would ban gifts to officials
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers’ willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested.

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Local News | December 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
LIGHTS, MUSIC GALORE
Family creates extravaganza
CRANBERRY TWP — One family has gone all out for Christmas, stringing up more than 30,000 lights that are synchronized to music that plays through your car stereo.

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Pennsylvania | December 19, 2014
Judge delays PSU sanctions trial
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA’s consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
County agency has new director
Butler County promoted from within to fill the post of Children and Youth Services director.

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Local News | December 19, 2014
Man gets 2 to 5 years for drugs
Butler County has exhausted its efforts to rehabilitate a city man with a drug problem, Judge Timothy McCune decided Thursday.

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National | December 19, 2014
Obama calls governor’s show
BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly “Ask the Governor” radio show. But this call was one of a kind.

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