Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 1:09 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Updated at 10:21 AM

An historic home near Rosalia burned down Wednesday.

Updated at 9:30 AM

Looking ahead to the weekend forecast and beyond, there is a little more hope for some precipitation between this weekend and the middle of next week.

Updated at 8:55 AM

FRAMINGHAM – Most people heading to the Marathon route on Monday have a good idea of what they’ll be seeing this year – uniformed and undercover police along city streets, bomb-sniffing dogs, security checkpoints at the starting and finish...

Updated at 8:24 AM

HOPKINTON – Third-grader Will Masterson practiced his Swahili with Frankline Chepkwony at the Elmwood School on Thursday morning.Chepkwony is an elite Kenyan runner in this year’s Boston Marathon.

Posted at 8:00 AM

There is a need for more volunteers this summer as a result of expanding to two locations five days a week

Posted Apr 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Coming up in the east in late April evenings is the constellation Bootes, the Herdsman. Its principal stars form what looks more like a kite than someone who herds animals. Its brightest star, Arcturus, shines a lovely yellow-orange hue. Over to the...

Posted Apr 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Ongoing public battles over the reach and authority of prosecutors has cast a shadow over corruption probes in two states. The American Bar Association established a set of standards for prosecutors to use as a guide for professional conduct and...

Posted Apr 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

As a manager, you would think that knowing your department’s role and value would be an obvious requirement. That said, it’s not as simple as it seems. Definitionally, a department’s role is related to the specific work that it performs. A...

Posted Apr 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Did you know that when the colonies of 1776 sent the Declaration of Independence to King George in England, there was no referendum for the people to speak to the issue? Our leadership sent it, and war was the result. Not everyone was happy.

Posted Apr 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Welcome to the Berkeley, Calif., of the not-too-distant future, where things aren’t going too well. No phones, no power and — gasp! — no Internet. Yeah, “Transcendence” is another in a long line of movies that starts with the ending, then flashes...

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