BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The former chief operating officer of a Pennsylvania hospital system and her ex-detective husband were charged with an embezzlement scheme that funded vacations, paid for...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little rest and a taste of spring did a lot for Jimmy Butler.
Butler had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists while playing with the type of assertiveness coach...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth walked off the court for the final time in a home game with reminders everywhere how he helped turn the program into a national power. The scoreboard was lit with...
Nova looks to sweep Butler
Butler (15-13, 6-9) vs. Villanova (21-8, 12-4)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Villanova goes for the season sweep over Butler after winning the...
Hayward scores 26, Celtics beat 76ers again 112-109
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court.
Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers.
Newspaper drops ‘Non Sequitur’ cartoon over Trump insult
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon "Non Sequitur" after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared in it.
The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the "shot at President Donald Trump" will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller "his place in the Eagle's Sunday comics."
Redick scores 34 points, 76ers beat Nuggets 117-110
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The new-look Philadelphia 76ers made a strong first impression with little time practicing together.
JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the Sixers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night with four players making their debut.
Tobias Harris had 14 points and eight rebounds in his first game for Philadelphia and Joel Embiid scored 15 and grabbed 12 boards despite playing with a stomach flu.
76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him.
At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting gift for his old team: a complete thrashing that left the Timberwolves in tatters.
Police: SUV strikes 3 children at bus stop, killing boy, 11
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle struck three children waiting for a school bus in western Pennsylvania, killing an 11-year-old boy.
State police in Butler County say the children were struck just before 9 a.m. Monday in Summit Township after the driver stopped at a stop sign and turned right but apparently didn't see the children standing or sitting along the roadway.
Hawks stun 76ers 123-121 on Collins’ late jumper
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 30 fateful seconds in the fourth to forget.
The Philadelphia 76ers star guard lost the ball in a tie game on a drive down the lane that led to Atlanta's John Collins finding separation and burying a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left for the lead.
Butler had a chance at atonement — he was 12 for 12 at the free-throw line and had two shots with 2.4 seconds left.
Shamet, Embiid lead 76ers to 132-115 rout of Wizards
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia rookie Landry Shamet was putting on such a stellar shooting display that Joel Embiid took a seat in the second row to watch it with the rest of the 76ers fans.
Shamet made eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points, both career-highs, and Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the 76ers to a 132-115 rout of the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers past Mavericks, 106-100
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons carried the load without Jimmy Butler. And when Butler returns, the 76ers stars expect Philadelphia to keep rolling.
Embiid had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Simmons added 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in Philadelphia's 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Brown: Butler wasn’t disrespectful when questioning role
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense.
A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach's offensive scheme.
Brown dismissed the report before Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Police chief charged with stealing heroin from evidence room
ELIZABETH, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania community's former police chief has been charged with stealing thousands of stamp bags of heroin from his department's evidence room.
Timothy Butler, who resigned two days ago from the Elizabeth Borough department, was charged Thursday.
The theft was discovered earlier this month by now-acting Chief Sgt. Garrett Kimmell.
The 42-year-old Butler worked at the department for 19 years and became chief in 2014.
Gunfire nearby prompts lockdown of 3 Pennsylvania schools
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Three schools in western Pennsylvania were briefly placed on a perimeter lockdown after police say a suspect fired a gun several times less than a mile away.
Butler Township Police Chief John Hays said his agency contacted Butler Area School District Monday morning about the incident, prompting the lockdown of the high school, intermediate school and vocational-technical school.
Woman pleads guilty to bludgeoning, crushing boyfriend
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds.
Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. She had been scheduled for trial next week, but instead will be sentenced on Dec. 21.
Woman pleads guilty to causing death by sitting on boyfriend
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An approximately 300-pound woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for killing her nearly 120-pound boyfriend by beating him with a table leg and sitting on him, rendering him unable to breathe.
Authorities say 44-year-old former home health aide Windi C. Thomas entered the plea in Erie County court on Monday, agreeing to a recommended sentence of 18 to 36 years.
Butler, Simmons spark 76ers past Grizzlies 103-95
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons have started wearing white headbands — yes, they are a headband of brothers — as a symbol of their commitment to defense. But the 76ers stars wanted to make more than a fashion statement — Butler and Simmons made a high-stakes pledge to D with a series of bets. Most steals. Most blocks.
Simmons won the hand with two steals to Butler's one block.
"They gave (Joel Embiid) one of my blocks," Butler said. "Technically, it's 2-2. So we'll push."
Officials: Man caught trying to enter courthouse with gun
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is facing additional weapons counts after authorities say he was caught trying to enter the county courthouse for a hearing with a gun.
The Allegheny County sheriff's office says 40-year-old Birch Foley of Butler was scheduled to appear in the Pittsburgh courthouse Friday on retail theft and prohibited offensive weapons counts.
Jorgensen, Baldwin help Butler rally past Mississippi 83-76
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan enjoyed the view from the best seat in Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday.
He watched Paul Jorgensen deliver some early scoring punches at Mississippi then had a front row seat to watch Kamar Baldwin's closing flurry.
Jorgensen scored 21 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and Baldwin scored 12 of his 23 in the final six minutes to propel the Bulldogs past the pesky Rebels 83-76.
Butler, Embiid lead Sixers past Jazz 113-107
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had the sellout crowd chanting his name and singing his favorite theme song.
Butler scored 28 points in his home debut, Joel Embiid had 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 113-107 on Friday night.
Butler, the four-time All-Star acquired Monday from Minnesota in a five-player trade, got a loud ovation during introductions and quickly made an impression as the Sixers built a 16-point lead in the first quarter.
Watt’s fast start triggering “Blitzburgh” resurgence
PITTSBURGH (AP) — T.J. Watt is not trying to match his older brother sack for sack. Honest.
It's just sort of happening that way for the second-year Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, whose six quarterback takedowns through the first five weeks of the season have him tied with Cincinnati defensive end Carlos Dunlap and Houston Texans star J.J. Watt — the oldest of the three Watt brothers in the NFL — for the league lead.
Age-old small town challenge: How to get people to stop
EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — Last September Stephany Oliver opened the only coffee shop in Evans City, and most mornings Coffee Brake is buzzing with residents and the who's-who of town.
But Oliver, 31, does not want to cater only to locals. The Butler resident is trying to broaden her business's appeal — and that of Evans City — to the thousands of motorists who pass through town. Coffee Brake, as its name suggests, is a call to drivers to take their foot off the gas.
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a crash involving a van and a pickup truck sent both vehicles down an embankment and into a western Pennsylvania creek, killing both drivers.
Butler Township police say the eastbound van apparently went through a stop sign and collided with the southbound truck just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say both vehicles went through a guiderail, down an embankment and into the Little Connoquenessing Creek.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to stand trial in the beating death of her boyfriend in their northwestern Pennsylvania apartment.
Forty-four-year-old Windi Thomas was held for trial after Wednesday's preliminary hearing in Erie County on all charges including murder and aggravated assault.
Teen dies while getting ready for school
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania teen has died in an accident while getting ready for school.
The Butler Police Department says 17-year-old Brianne Rapp died Friday after falling in the bathroom of her family's home around 6:45 a.m.
The girl's father tells KDKA-TV he believes Brianne either blacked out or slipped in the bathtub and hit her head.
HOUSTON – Down 3-1 in their playoff series against Houston after Monday’s Game 4 shellacking, the Timberwolves played their second elimination game in two weeks Wednesday that tested just how much they have – or haven’t – grown this season.
They beat Denver in overtime on the regular season’s final day, advancing to the playoffs for the first time since 2004 and sending the Nuggets home for the summer.
When the Butler and Shaler track teams battled Tuesday, they ran the gamut of weather conditions.
"It went from ice balls to sun to 2 inches of snow in a matter of an hour," Butler girls track coach John Williams said. "Wednesday temperatures were in the high 50s and the athletes were acting like it was in the 70s. It's been a lousy spring."
As part of its $225 million plan to build regional cancer centers, Allegheny Health Network broke ground Wednesday on a $20 million cancer center at Pullman Center Business Park in Butler.
Negotiations are scheduled Monday evening in the South Butler School District teacher strike.
The talks will be the first since the strike started March 15 after last-minute negotiations last week failed to resolve differences.
The new negotiation session is scheduled for 7 p.m. at South Butler Elementary School, district solicitor Thomas Breth said.
Bundled up against the elements in winter coats, hats and scarves, South Butler teachers the hit the picket lines Thursday morning to protest failed contract negotiations.
The Armstrong boys and Butler girls captured titles Saturday at the Western Pennsylvania Regional team bowling tournament at Princess Lanes in Whitehall.
In the boys tournament, Armstrong defeated Butler, 2-1, in the championship match, edging the Golden Tornado, 192-160, in the final game.
Norwin, Ambridge, Hempfield and Franklin Regional also qualified for the stepladder playoffs and advanced to the state tournament next weekend, also at Princess Lanes.