Weekend NEWSBITS from AKVNEWS.COM

Upper Burrell – Fire Call about 9:07 am – 701 Mink Road for a tree down on power lines use caution in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

New Kensington – Monday morning Labor Day – Fire crews in New Kensington responded to a call for basement flooding along Carl Avenue about 9:00 am.

Ohiopyle – One person dies after a rafting incident in the Youghiogheny River over the weekend. The incident occurred sometime between 1 and 1:30 pm after a call was made of several people in distress on the river.

Butler County – Fairview Road – One man is dead and 2 women were hurt after a car wreck along Fairview Road over the weekend.

Butler County – 5 horses and 1 pig perished in a barn fire in Butler County Middlesex township on SR 228. The fire went to 3 alarms. no people were injured and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.