By Wes Woods II | [email protected] and City News Service | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: January 31, 2018 at 5:55 am | UPDATED: February 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm STUDIO CITY >> A former NBA basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Clippers and his wife were killed Wednesday morning after their Range Rover struck parking meters, a wall and rolled into a parking lot, authorities said. Studio City residents Rasual Butler, 38, and his wife Leah LaBelle, 31, were pronounced dead at the scene in the 11200 block of Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Investigators surround a destroyed Range Rover after the vehicle, which was traveling west on Ventura Boulevard. early Wednesday morning, left the roadway at a very high rate of speed, went though a wrought-iron fence and landed in the Marshall’s parking lot in Studio City. A man and woman were killed in the solo crash, later reported to be former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife, singer Leah LaBelle. (Photo … [Read more...] about Former LA Clippers player Rasual Butler and wife Leah LaBelle killed in Studio City crash
One person was struck by gunfire Thursday while inside a vehicle in the first block of Butler Avenue, according to Buffalo Police. Police said the incident occurred just before 1:45 p.m. The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center, where he was being treated for injuries that appeared serious in nature, according to police. Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call or text the Buffalo Police Department's Confidential TIP-CALL Line, at 847-2255. … [Read more...] about One person in vehicle struck by gunfire on Butler Avenue
click to enlarge COURTESY OF MICHAEL BUTLER Michael Butler, third from left (in light blue polo) is giving up a seat in the Missouri House to make a run for recorder. In running to be St. Louis' recorder of deeds, state Representative Michael Butler (D-St. Louis) is challenging an incumbent who, four years ago, abruptly resigned after violating the state's nepotism laws. Longtime Recorder Sharon Carpenter has also been called out in a brutal audit for using an office account as a six-figure slush fund. She's been criticized by staffers for smoking in her office and dogged by allegations she seldom comes to work. Yet that's not what Butler, 32, talks about if you ask him about why he's running for recorder. He says it's a generational thing. "There's a difference in how millennials campaign," he says. "We want to talk about what we're going to do." And anyway, he admits, he doesn't need to bring up the scandals that have plagued Carpenter — voters do it for him. "This is … [Read more...] about Michael Butler Hopes to Be St. Louis’ Recorder — and the First Millennial Elected City-wide
David Woods Indianapolis Star Published 3:53 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS -- Practice starts in two months and Hinkle Fieldhouse games in three. But a Butler fan cannot wait that long for basketball, right? Here are five burning questions: Can recruiting improve? As much as the Bulldogs have achieved on the court, challenges remain off it. No one disputes the fact Butler has a higher profile outside Indiana than inside, and that is reflected in recruiting. More: Looking at Butler's nonconference schedule Of 13 scholarship players, two are from Indiana: junior Sean McDermott and sophomore Joey Brunk. Effectively, the Dawgs are done for 2019: John-Michael Mulloy of Carmel and Khalif Battle of Trenton, N.J., are committed. That allows Butler to concentrate on 2020s. Notable among those offered scholarships is 6-foot point guard Tyler Beard of Chicago’s Whitney Young High School. Beard, ranked 54th nationally by 247 Sports, is the type of prospect that customarily eludes … [Read more...] about Insider: 5 burning questions for Butler basketball
By Denise G. Callahan, Staff Writer BUTLER COUNTY — For the past month, large counties like Butler County have been forced to house low-level felony offenders locally rather than shipping them off to prison.At least part of the $600,000 appropriation that county commissioners approved this week is for the new, unfunded state mandate.A new state law took effect July 1 that requires Ohio’s 10 largest counties — Butler County is No. 7 — to stop sending non-violent felony offenders who commit low-level crimes to prison, with the belief that lasting rehabilitation is more likely to happen at the local level than in state prisons. The law was also aimed at lowering prison populations, a state expense-saving measure. Butler County judges sentenced 15 such offenders to the jail in the first month under the new law. RELATED: Butler County reopens shuttered jail to prepare for new law The county commissioner-approved budget addition of $600,270 is … [Read more...] about A new state law regarding inmates will cost Butler County more money. Here’s why.