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    Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on road

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  • N Carolina US House candidate faces questions over choices

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  • Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

    Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jimmie Johnson was sent to the back of the field for the start of Sunday's NASCAR race at Las Vegas because his car needed four trips through inspection to be approved for participation.

NASCAR ejected Johnson car chief Jesse Saunders because the car failed inspection three times. The Chevrolet passed on its fourth inspection. Saunders is responsible for setting up the Camaro.

Johnson is a seven-time NASCAR champion and the winningest active driver on the Vegas track, but he is off to a slow start this season. He crashed in all three races at Daytona International Speedway and was 27th last week at Atlanta. He's 35th in the Cup standings.

Ryan Blaney started from the pole in Vegas.

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  • Ohio Governor's administration proposes gas tax increase

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    Thursday, February 21 2019 10:56 AM EST2019-02-21 15:56:27 GMT

    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's administration has recommended increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon beginning July 1 and annually adjusting that tax for inflation to maintain roads and bridges. 

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    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's administration has recommended increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon beginning July 1 and annually adjusting that tax for inflation to maintain roads and bridges. 

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  • Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'

    Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'

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  • I-79 open again after truck rolls over in Mercer County

    I-79 open again after truck rolls over in Mercer County

    Thursday, February 21 2019 10:30 AM EST2019-02-21 15:30:51 GMT
    PennDOT says Interstate 79 is open again after a tractor-trailer rolled over onInterstate 79 in Mercer County. Callers to 911 told dispatchers that the truck crashed between the Interstate 80 and Route 62 interchanges at around 8:40 am Thursday in Jackson Township. Both northbound lanes were closed until 9:30 am when one lane could be opened. Both lanes opened about a half hour later. Some fuel was leaking. The driver was out of the cab being checked out by EMT's. There is no wor...More >>
    PennDOT says Interstate 79 is open again after a tractor-trailer rolled over onInterstate 79 in Mercer County. Callers to 911 told dispatchers that the truck crashed between the Interstate 80 and Route 62 interchanges at around 8:40 am Thursday in Jackson Township. Both northbound lanes were closed until 9:30 am when one lane could be opened. Both lanes opened about a half hour later. Some fuel was leaking. The driver was out of the cab being checked out by EMT's. There is no wor...More >>
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