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VIDEO: Tony Stewart avoids charges in deadly crash that killed driver Kevin Ward Jr. Longest game in Blue Jays history goes 19 innings against Tigers, Jays win. Meet the fire hydrant that makes Toronto the most money from parking tickets.
TONY STEWART AVOIDS CHARGES AFTER DEADLY CRASH
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. after an on-track crash altercation sent the 20-year-old Ward into the wall, retiring him from the race. According to footage and eye-witnesses reports, Ward exited his car frustrated, and began walking toward Stewart as he came back around the track under a yellow flag. Stewart’s car then came into contact with Ward, who was sucked under Stewart’s car and then thrown back toward the wall. Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. Stewart did not race at Watkins Glen in the NASCAR race the following day. The Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s Office issued a statement saying that Stewart is fully cooperating with the investigation, and has not been placed under arrest. They are not investigating the incident as a criminal matter. Please be advised that this footage is graphic, a man loses his life.
CEASEFIRE IS HOLDING IN GAZA
Israel and Palestine held their fire early Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire. The hold in fighting is expected to allow another round of negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian officials aimed at finding a more permanent end to hostilities in the Gaza conflict. We are now more than 12 hours now into the 72-hour ceasefire.
Photo: Associated Press
RIVAL PROTESTS MEET ON BLOOR ST. W.
Hundreds of protesters gathered on opposite sides of Bloor St. Sunday, separated by metal barriers and lines of police, yelling pro-Israel and pro-Palestine chants across the road at each other. on the north side, the pro-Israeli contingent stood holding Canadian flags while calling to free Gaza from Hamas, in front of the Israeli consulate. On the south side, in front of the Royal Ontario Museum, the pro-Palestinian contingent waved “end the siege” placards and Israeli flags with the word terrorist spray painted across the Star of David.
PHOTO: COLIN MCCONNELL / TORONTO STAR
LONGEST GAME IN BLUE JAYS HISTORY GOES 19 INNINGS
The Toronto Blue Jays won their longest game in franchise history Sunday, 6 – 5 in 19 innings over the Detroit Tigers. Jose Bautista came through, hitting an opposite field single over the head of a drawn in outfield in the 19th to score Munenori Kawasaki for the win.
Photo: Nick Turchiaro/USA Today Sports
THE FIRE HYDRANT THAT MAKES TORONTO THE MOST MONEY FROM PARKING TICKETS
The fire hydrant located at 393 University Avenue in Toronto, approximately 20 feet from the street, is the cause of more parking infractions than any other hydrant in the entire city. People are fined so often for parking in front of it that even on Google Street View, a white Toyota can be seen with a yellow slip under its wiper blade as a parking-enforcement officer walks away. Since 2008, cars that parked too close to this hydrant have been ticketed 2,962 times adding up to $289,620 — more than any other hydrant in the city.
Photo: Darren Calabrese/ The Canadian Press