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  • State Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Closed EB I-84 In West Hartford

    State Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Closed EB I-84 In West Hartford
    WEST HARTFORD — A man was killed after losing control of his 1992 Saturn sedan on eastbound I-84 in West Hartford early Tuesday. The crash closed the highway for about three hours. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was thrown from...
  • Tony Stewart undecided on racing in next NASCAR event, team says

    Tony Stewart has not yet decided if he will drive in this weekend's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway, a team spokesman said Monday. Stewart pulled out of Sunday's NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, N.Y., after his car struck and killed a 20-...
  • Tony Stewart crash: Kevin Ward Jr. died of blunt trauma, sheriff says

    Kevin Ward Jr. died of massive blunt trauma to the head after he was hit by NASCAR star Tony Stewart's car during a race Saturday night in New York, according to authorities. During a news conference Monday, Ontario County Sheriff Phillip Povero said...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • C.A.G.E. slo-pitch league honors memory of two who left us much too soon; brings community together

    Chris Attieh and George Elias were best of friends. They were both Whitehall High graduates close in age, trying to make their way in the world, and both left us way too soon. Attieh died at the age of 28 from complications from Acute Respiratory...
  • No charges for now against Tony Stewart

    Investigators have yet to find any evidence of criminal behavior by NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart in the death of a young dirt-track racer, after authorities concluded reconstruction of the crash at the track, an official said Monday. Stewart, a mercurial...
  • Drivers identified in Aug. 2 Poconos crash that injured 7

    An Allentown man and a Kresgeville woman were identified Monday as the drivers in the Aug. 2 two-car accident in the Poconos that injured seven people, including three children. Unell Grier, 48, of Allentown, and Courtney L. Dobbins, 45, of Kresgeville,...
  • Man arrested after multiple Westside carjackings and crashes

    Man arrested after multiple Westside carjackings and crashes
    A man was arrested Monday morning after a series of carjackings and crashes beginning in Pacific Palisades and ending in Malibu, authorities said.  The crime spree began around 7:45 a.m. when the man, an adult male in his mid-40s, went into a woman's...
  • Texas Motor Speedway president defends Tony Stewart

    Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage came to the defense of Tony Stewart on Monday, calling him one of the good guys in racing and vouching for his integrity of a driver. Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup Series champion, hit and killed fellow...
  • State Supreme Court Dismisses Avon Mountain Crash Lawsuits

    State Supreme Court Dismisses Avon Mountain Crash Lawsuits
    The state Supreme Court said Monday that victims injured and killed when an out-of-control dump truck careened down Avon Mountain cannot sue the state based on claims that the design of steeply graded Route 44 was defective and created inherently unsafe...
  • Racing tragedy could keep drivers from charging onto track

    Clint Elkins, co-owner of Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., said he has seen it happen hundreds of times: An angry driver exits his wrecked race car and storms onto the track to confront the offending driver, even as cars circle the track under...