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An unprecedented raise in a state tax will raise cigarette costs.

Unprecedented state cigarette tax announced

Area leaders met at the statehouse today to launch Raise It for Health, an effort to raise the tax on cigarettes about $1.50 and restore funding for smoking prevention and cessation programs.

Officer Jody Smith, left, and Officer Nicholas Smarr (Facebook/Chesley Smarr)

2nd officer shot in Georgia dies after suspect found dead

Officer Jody Smith initially clung to life after being gravely wounded Wednesday when the university officer went to help his friend, Americus Officer Nicholas Smarr, respond to a domestic dispute call at an apartment in rural Americus, about 130 miles south of Atlanta.

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Woman pinned under cab of semi in rollover crash

A female passenger in the rig appeared to have been ejected through the windshield and was partially pinned under the front of the cab after a semi rolled over on the Indiana Toll Road near Orland.

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Coverage You Counted On: Top 15 stories of 2016

It’s that time of year when we ask you to vote for the Top Story of 2016. Read the summaries, watch the videos and then make your pick in the poll at the bottom of the story.

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks with Joshua Bowman, right, and Joe Shean during a visit at RP Abrasives in Rochester, N.H. Kasich is declaring his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on July 21. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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Mad Ants squander lead in Niang’s Fort Wayne debut

Pacers rookie Georges Niang scored 13 points in his Mad Ants debut on Thursday night but it wasn’t enough as Fort Wayne coughed up a late lead and eventually fell in overtime 124-121 to the Maine Red Claws.