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Villanova forward Saddiq Bey (41) moves around Butler forward Bryce Nze (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

No. 9 Villanova rolls to 76-61 victory against no. 13 Butler

Jan. 21, 2020 10:15 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — As Villanova stumbled in its latest slow start -- the usual Big East blowouts have been absent this season -- coach Jay Wright wondered if a more divine pregame report had been ignored. "Father Rob's pregame prayers are not working," Wright cracked. Rev. Rob Hagan, the team chaplain,...

Speeds reduced on some Pennsylvania roadways amid storm

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

State transportation officials have reduced speeds and imposed other restrictions on several Pennsylvania roadways amid the winter storm expected to bring several inches of snow to parts of the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the severity of Saturday's storm prompted a temporary...

Villanova's Jermaine Samuels reacts to his basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 61-55. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

No. 14 Villanova rallies behind Samuels to beat UConn 61-55

Jan. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The "UConn! UConn! UConn!" shouts grew louder as Villanova fans were hushed with their team trailing, the thousands of Huskies die-hards that traveled to Philadelphia injecting the back-and-forth game with that ol' heated Big East feel. "One of the things that brought back memories was...

Trio sparks Drexel to 63-41 romp over Elon

Jan. 16, 2020 10:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Camren Wynter tossed in 27 points and James Butler and Zach Walton posted double-doubles as Drexel rolled past Elon 63-41 on Thursday night. Wynter buried 10 of 14 shots from the floor for the Dragons (11-8, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) and added five assists. Butler finished with...

Man sentenced for killing girlfriend's 4-year-old son

Jan. 6, 2020 5:41 PM EST

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who admitted that he killed his girlfriend's 4-year-old son was sentenced Monday to 30 to 60 years in prison. WTAE-TV reported that Keith Jordan Lambing, 22, of Butler, was sentenced one week after he pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and assault. The boy...

Butler carries Drexel over Delaware 61-55

Jan. 3, 2020 9:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Butler had 10 points and 16 rebounds to carry Drexel to a 61-55 win over Delaware on Friday night. Camren Wynter had 18 points for Drexel (9-7, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Conference). Ryan Allen had 13 points for the Fightin' Blue Hens (11-5, 1-2). Dylan Painter added 10 points and...

Man pleads guilty in death of girlfriend's 4-year-old son

Dec. 31, 2019 3:01 PM EST

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man admitted Monday that he killed his girlfriend's 4-year-old son nearly three years ago and has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and assault. Sentencing for Keith Jordan Lambing, 22, of Butler, is likely to be imposed early next week. The victim bled to death after...

Miami Heat's Kendrick Nunn (25) goes up for a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Al Horford (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Heat hold on late, end 76ers' unbeaten start at home

Dec. 18, 2019 10:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Perfect home record at stake, a game down to the wire, and the Philadelphia 76ers sure could have used Jimmy Butler in the clutch, just like he was for them so many times last season. The Heat were glad to have the All-Star on their side -- and Butler did enough to help spoil the...

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet CEO, founder dies at 61

Dec. 3, 2019 3:34 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The founder and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has died at the age of 61. A statement from the company’s board of directors says Mark Butler died unexpectedly Sunday while spending time with his family for Thanksgiving. Butler founded the outlet chain with Mort Bernstein,...