USA Today - Team Xtreme Racing on Friday was forced to withdraw the No. 44 Chevrolet from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after its only available vehicle was stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Murrow early in the morning. Team owner John Cohen told USA Today Sports that the team will enter the event next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cohen said he didn’t have an estimate on the value of the race car. The only lead, he said, was a surveillance video showing the team’s unmarked dually trailer being stolen with the car inside.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
FOX23 - Oklahoma has new ways to crack down on workers compensation fraud. FOX23 investigated new technology being used in Tulsa and changes across the state are saving companies millions. James Cramer of Tulsa was charged with workers compensation fraud. He claimed he "fell and twisted his right foot" while working for a local oil company "inside a tank." According to court documents, Cramer actually injured his foot in some sort of bar fight. His treatment and investigation dragged on for two years.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
Reuters - Two onlookers were killed and one injured on Thursday after a driver taking part in an illegal street race near Los Angeles lost control of his sports car and plowed into the crowd, police said. Henry Gevorgyan, 21, was racing his gray Ford Mustang around 2:05 a.m. local time in Chatsworth when the incident occurred, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. Two pedestrians, 26-year-old Eric Siguenza and another unidentified person, were killed in the accident, police said. A third was taken to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
FOX 13 - Crews are left with two options after a water leak caused a large hole in a downtown St. Pete road, and a church’s wall to come crashing down Thursday morning. Central Avenue has finally reopened but the scene at Church Underground remained active Friday. Engineers are working to decide whether they can save the building, or if they will have to cut it out from the connected structures behind it and call it a loss. It was difficult for crews to work in the area Thursday, as they stood on potentially unstable ground and worried the building may collapse, but they were eventually able to input timber and jacks to hold things in place.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
FOX 13 - The investigation continues this morning after a violent home explosion in a Sarasota County neighborhood Thursday night. Now, we are learning that one person died in the blast. It happened around 9:30 p.m. at a home in the Colonial Oaks development off of East Cork Oak Street. Firefighters, the state fire marshal, ATF and the sheriff’s office have been on scene since, working to contain the fire, cleaning up debris in the area and investigating the cause. So far, it remains unknown what caused the explosion, and because resulted in what they’re calling a "defined debris field," investigators say it could be some time before they have the answer.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/nyregion/exxon-mobil-settles-with-new-jersey-over-environmental-damage.html - A long-fought legal battle to recover $8.9 billion in damages from Exxon Mobil Corporation for the contamination and loss of use of more than 1,500 acres of wetlands, marshes, meadows and waters in New Jersey has been quietly settled by the state for around $250 million. The lawsuits, filed in 2004, had been litigated by the administrations of four New Jersey governors, finally advancing last year to trial. By then, Exxon’s liability was no longer in dispute; the only issue was how much it would pay in damages.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
The New York Times - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 25,000 vehicles worldwide for a transmission problem that may prevent the cars from being shifted into park. On Thursday, the automaker said that certain Chrysler 200 vehicles from the 2015 model year with V6 engines were affected. Customers with these models should activate the vehicle’s parking brake before turning off the engine, because the shifter can wrongly indicate that the car is in park. Dealers will inspect the recalled cars and, if required, replace their transmissions, which are supplied by ZF, the German car parts maker.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
KPLC - A Rapides Parish school bus lost control in a muddy area on La. 121 on Wednesday morning and overturned, injuring 11 students and the driver, state police said. Troopers said the accident happened around 6:15 a.m., when the bus, driven by 33-year-old Jake D. Lawson, "encountered a large amount of mud on the road." Lawson lost control, and the bus left the road and overturned, coming to rest onto its side, officials said. All 11 children and Lawson sustained minor-to-moderate injuries and were transported to area hospitals.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
WHIO - A school bus crash this afternoon sent two drivers to the hospital, one by medical helicopter, and injured five children, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. According to preliminary investigation, the Little Miami Schools bus with 17 students aboard was rear-ended by a Honda Ridgeline. Both vehicles were headed west on state Route 22 when the bus stopped at the Middleboro Road intersection to make a left turn. The driver of the pickup truck, 56-year-old Mark W. Brashear, of Loveland, was flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
WSOC-TV - A Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver was run over by his own SUV Thursday morning. Police said the driver was delivery pizza to a house on Kent Village Drive in the University area. The driver got out of the SUV and police said he thought he had put the vehicle in park. The driver was walking to the door when the SUV started moving, officials said. The man was pinned under the car when he tried to stop it from rolling into the house, Charlotte Fire Department officials said. It took 12 firefighters to rescue the driver.
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
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