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Misunderstanding prompted campus lockdown
A student running to get to class on time inadvertently triggered a campus lockdown Wednesday. Union Township police said Thursday the young man told officers he had gotten off the bus at Walmart and headed for the Butler County Community College.
Local college campus locked down
An incident involving an unarmed student prompted a local college to be locked down for more than an hour Wednesday. About 200 students at Butler County Community College’s Lawrence Crossing campus on West State Street in Union Township were instructed to remain in their locked classrooms for about an hour and a half.
Commissioners plan to meet in Bessemer
The Lawrence County commissioners have changed the time and location of Tuesday’s meeting.
Westminster to host water quality program
Westminster College will host a public meeting on the Lawrence and Mercer Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring Thursday. The program, open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 208 of Patterson Hall.
Signs put up at dangerous intersection
PennDOT has erected new signs warning of a dangerous intersection at Route 317 and State Line Road. Two people have died in traffic accidents there, one last month.
On the Record: Today’s births, police items, district judge reports and divorces
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center. Look inside for the latest births, police items, district judge reports and divorces.
Corbett aide trimmed time emails must be kept
Attorney General Kathleen Kane said one of her predecessors changed office policy to shorten the period before emails are deleted in the midst of the grand jury investigation into allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
City police arbitration award ratified
New Castle City Council has ratified a three-year arbitration award for city police. Lodge 21, Fraternal Order of Police, previously signed off on the award that calls for a wage freeze for 2013 and 2 percent pay increases in 2014 and 2015.
Shenango readies legislation for sewer sale
Shenango Township is preparing to sell its sanitary sewer system, although supervisors say a sale isn’t certain yet. At their meeting Thursday, the township supervisors unanimously authorized solicitor Lou Perrotta to prepare an ordinance outlining sale of the sewers to the New Castle Sanitation Authority.
Teen mom says she's a mass murderer
A diminutive teenage mother charged with the stabbing death of a central Pennsylvania man she lured with an online companionship ad says she has been on a cross-country murder spree since she became involved with a satanic cult six years ago.
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