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Winchester Halloween Display Raises Money For Children's Hospital

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Man Pleads Guilty To Covering Up Grisly Peabody Murder

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Man Pleads Guilty To Covering Up Grisly Peabody Murder


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Dennis Firefighter Charged With Assault, Arrested At Station

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Boston area stakes Amazon HQ pitch on tech talent

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Police: Man Broke Into Kennel To Steal His Dog

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Video: Celtics' Gordon Hayward back in Boston after injury

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Trump Issues Warning To McCain: ‘I Fight Back’

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World War II Memorial Defaced By Vandals
FALL RIVER (CBS) – The Iwo Jima Memorial in Fall River’s Veterans Park was defaced by two vandals with a fire extinguisher early Saturday morning. “Saturday morning they came over here, climbed up with a fire extinguisher and emptied it all on the side of the monument,” said Bruce Aldrich, the Commandant of the Marine League Lance Corporal John J. VanGyzen Detachment 1258, a veterans group that maintains the memorial   Read More ...
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Map shows what Boston's transit system looked like nearly 90 years ago
Map shows what Boston's transit system looked like nearly 90 years ago BOSTON — On some days, it may feel like public transportation across the Boston metro area hasn't improved since 1930. The Boston City Archives released a map Wednesday showing what the city's transit system looked like in 1930. The map also shows the route of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated Railway which was in service from 1901 until 1938 when it was closed due to low ridership and later demolished   Read More ...
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Boston man guilty of ISIS-inspired plot to behead conservative blogger
On Wednesday, jurors found David Wright guilty of five criminal charges, including planning to behead Geller. He could face up to life in prison. BREAKING: Massachusetts man convicted in plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Gellar over Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.— The Associated Press (@AP) The plot was hatched when Wright, his uncle Usamaah Abdullah Rahim and Nicolas Rovinski became upset over Geller organizing a “Draw Mohammed” contest in Garland, Texas in 2015   Read More ...
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Boston man found guilty of plot to behead conservative blogger over ‘Draw Mohammed’ contest
A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller   Read More ...
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Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller   Read More ...
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Boston man guilty of supporting Islamic State in 2015 beheading plot
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man on Wednesday was found guilty of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of all of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller, a plot that fell apart after Wright’s uncle said he wanted to kill law enforcement officers instead and was shot dead by police   Read More ...
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Winchester Halloween Display Raises Money For Children's Hospital
WINCHESTER (CBS) — It’s the fourteenth year John Downs has built and operated the spooky display outside his home on Franklin Road. It’s an impressive sight, but it’s not just for scares–the display is part of the Halloween Helping Kids program, which raises money for Boston Children’s Hospital. “Over the past four years, we’ve raised over $20,000, and I’m hoping to raise another $10,000 this year,” Downs told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens   Read More ...
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Everett Man Found Guilty In 2015 ISIS Terror Plot
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group. Jurors found David Wright guilty of all charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. The 28-year-old faces up to life in prison   Read More ...
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Man Pleads Guilty To Covering Up Grisly Peabody Murder
SALEM (CBS) – One of the two men arrested for a grisly double murder in Peabody earlier this year is heading to prison. Michael Hebb, 45 of Peabody, was initially charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Mark Greenlaw, 37, and his girlfriend Jennifer O’Connor, 40, back in February. In Salem Superior Court Wednesday, Hebb admitted he helped cover up O’Connor’s murder and tried to destroy evidence in the case   Read More ...
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Man convicted of plotting to behead blogger for IS group
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group. Jurors found David Wright guilty of all charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. The 28-year-old faces up to life in prison   Read More ...
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Patriots’ Harvey Langi, Wife Share Emotional Reunion Days After Serious Crash
FOXBORO (CBS) – Patriots player Harvey Langi and his wife had an emotional hospital reunion days after the couple was seriously injured when an SUV slammed into their car while they were sitting at a red light. Cassidy Langi shared an Instagram video showing her husband, walking with the help of crutches, visiting her while she lays in her hospital bed   Read More ...
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Dennis Firefighter Charged With Assault, Arrested At Station
DENNIS (CBS) — Yarmouth Police took a firefighter into custody at the Dennis Fire Department Tuesday morning on charges of assault. Sebastian Pessini faces charges of assault and battery on a household or family member, subsequent offense. He’s also charged with animal cruelty, strangulation or suffocation, and intimidation of a witness. He was arraigned Tuesday in Barnstable District Court and held without bail pending a Friday dangerousness hearing   Read More ...
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Puppy who ran onto Massachusetts Turnpike still missing
A puppy is still missing after it escaped its new home in Boston. The dog was last seen running on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston around Monday afternoon. Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police have asked residents to keep an eye out for Indy, the adorable pup who moved into his new home in the city's Back Bay neighborhood just a week ago with owner Lauren Berluti   Read More ...
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Boston area stakes Amazon HQ pitch on tech talent
It's also competing against its immediate neighbors. Numerous Massachusetts cities - along with Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire - are submitting their own pitches to Amazon. All are using proximity to Boston's tech talent as a major draw. The Seattle e-commerce company is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs in whichever region it chooses to build a second headquarters   Read More ...
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Endowment would be vital to Seaport performance site
As the executive director of Greater Boston’s largest arts service organization, I share in the excitement about plans for the new performing arts center in the Seaport District (“Coming to Seaport: new stages, old questions,” Page A1, Oct. 11). It is terrific news for our organizations, our artists, and our audiences, and I applaud WS Development for integrating these venues into its plans for the site, the thoughtful work of the Boston Planning & Development Agency, and the leadership of Mayor Walsh   Read More ...
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Police: Man Broke Into Kennel To Steal His Dog
SPENCER (CBS) — Police said a Spencer man broke into their kennel to steal his dog. Eriq Ethier, 21, turned himself in to Spencer Police Tuesday afternoon. He’s charged with breaking and entering, larceny, and cruelty to animals. Police said Ethier had surrendered the dog to Animal Control officers. They said he later admitted he took the dog from the department’s kennel, and told them where it was   Read More ...
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Ford Recalls 1.3 Million F-150, Super Duty Vehicles Over Door Problems
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems. The company said Wednesday that in some vehicles a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation cable may cause a door to not open or close. If consumers are able to open and close such doors, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage, increasing the risk for a possible injury   Read More ...
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Jaylen Brown, Kyrie Irving & more: 10 takeaways (that aren't Hayward's injury) from Celtics vs. Cavaliers
Jaylen Brown's improvements, Marcus Smart's two-way play and more: 10 things we learned from the Boston Celtics' season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers.   Read More ...
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Fill-in offensive lineman John Phillips earns high grades at Boston College
Boston College coach Steve Addazio sets a high standard for handing out “grade champion awards” to offensive linemen. BC is known as O-Line U, so the Eagles front five is expected to play up to that reputation. Three Eagles offensive linemen — right tackle Chris Lindstrom and guards John Phillips and Sam Schmal — copped grade champion awards from Addazio for Saturday’s 45-42 upset at Louisville   Read More ...
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Boston Red Sox report card 2017 season in review: From Chris Sale to Dave Dombrowski
Price started the year on the disabled list and once he returned in late May, pitched better than expected in the rotation, given the questions about his his arm. In 11 starts, he posted a 3.82 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 66 innings. The Red Sox won six of those 11 games he pitched. But then Price hit the DL again and didn't return until September   Read More ...
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Small Earthquake Shakes Parts Of New Hampshire
SANBORNTON, N.H. (AP) — A small earthquake shook parts of New Hampshire which had residents describing it as a large rumble. The Weston Observatory recorded an earthquake hitting Sanbornton Tuesday evening. The magnitude 1.9 quake’s epicenter was measured to be around 3 miles west of the town proper. Small earthquakes are not uncommon in New England. In the past month, four earthquakes under magnitude 2 have been recorded across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine   Read More ...
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Video: Celtics' Gordon Hayward back in Boston after injury
Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward is back in Boston for treatment after suffering a serious injury during the Celtics' season opener with the Cleveland Cavalie   Read More ...
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Brad Stevens On Gordon Hayward Ankle Injury: ‘We’re All Feeling For Him’
CLEVELAND (CBS/AP) — Gordon Hayward’s face was etched in pain and shock. Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated rivals, a serious injury to Hayward wasn’t on the list. Boston’s season changed in a gruesome instant Tuesday night. Hayward, one of the new Celtics who was going to help them close the gap on Cleveland, broke his left ankle just five minutes into his debut, and Boston was beaten 102-99 by LeBron James and the Cavaliers   Read More ...
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Postal workers to rally against job cuts in Boston area
BOSTON — Postal workers and supporters have scheduled a rally in front of Boston's main downtown post office to protest job cutbacks that have led to long lines and delivery delays around New England. Scott Hoffman is president of the American Postal Workers Union's Boston chapter. He says hundreds of postal vacancies in the Boston area have gone unfilled. The union opposed a pilot U   Read More ...
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Hayward Breaks Ankle, Cavs Hold Off Celtics 102-99 In Opener
CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston’s Gordon Hayward broke his left ankle just five minutes into the season, a grisly injury that overshadowed Kyrie Irving’s return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers’ 102-99 win over the shocked Celtics on Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 29 points — 13 in the fourth quarter — in his most extensive action in three weeks because of a sprained left ankle   Read More ...
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School Cancels Halloween, Will Celebrate ‘Black And Orange’ Spirit Day
WALPOLE (CBS) – The decorations are out and Halloween is two weeks away but there’s controversy at Boyden Elementary School in Walpole. The school will not be having its annual Halloween costume parade this year. “I think it’s a lot of political correctness,” a Walpole woman said. “I think it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year next to Christmas for children   Read More ...
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Gordon Hayward's injury overshadows Kyrie Irving's return, Boston Celtics' dramatic 102-99 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers
CLEVELAND -- With an unsuccessful alley-oop and a gruesome injury on the landing, the season opener billed as Kyrie Irving's emotional return to Cleveland quickly morphed into a nightmare for Gordon Hayward. Less than six minutes into his Boston Celtics debut, Hayward suffered one of the ugliest injuries you'll ever see on a basketball court. His leg appeared to snap near the ankle, leaving his foot jutting out at an unnatural angle   Read More ...
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LeBron James Went To Boston Celtics Locker Room To Console Gordon Hayward After His Gruesome Injury
LeBron James may have something of a bitter rivalry of the Boston Celtics on the court, but Gordon Hayward’s gruesome injury on opening night seemed to break down those barriers. Hayward suffered a broken ankle in Tuesday night’s game between the Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers, with the guard landing awkwardly on a drive near the end of the first quarter and breaking his ankle   Read More ...
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Boston Symphony Orchestra director Andris Nelsons named Artist of the Year by Musical America
Boston Symphony Orchestra maestro Andris Nelsons has been named 2018 Artist of the Year by the venerable Musical America Worldwide. Past recipients include Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo and Audra McDonald. Nelsons will be presented with the honor at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in December. Born in Riga in 1978 into a family of musicians, Nelsons was 5 years old when he was taken to a performance of Wagner's Tannhauser, an experience he considers the pivotal moment of his young life   Read More ...
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Gordon Hayward Injury: What’s Next For The Boston Celtics? [Opinion]
Gordon Hayward was the prize free agency signing for the Boston Celtics this offseason and they were expecting him to help them compete with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that Hayward’s season has been ended just six minutes into the season. After going up for an alley-oop pass from Kyrie Irving, Hayward came down hard on his leg and fractured his ankle   Read More ...
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Gordon Hayward Suffers Gruesome Ankle Injury In First Quarter With Celtics
BOSTON (CBS) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury just minutes into his Boston career. Hayward suffered a fractured left ankle after he took a nasty fall on a backdoor alley-oop attempt just 5:15 into Tuesday’s NBA opener against the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Quicken Loans Arena fell silent as Hayward withered in pain on the floor with his foot dangling by the ankle   Read More ...
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Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics star, booed by Cleveland Cavaliers fans during introduction (WATCH)
CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving, the newest Boston Celtics star, requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason -- spurning the organization that drafted him in favor of a new situation. The city of Cleveland, it appears, hasn't forgiven or forgotten. Playing in the season opener, which doubled as his first return to the Cavaliers since he was traded in August, Irving received a loud chorus of boos from Cavaliers fans who were understandably upset with the way his tenure in Cleveland ended   Read More ...
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Boston Landmarks Gala raises money for free summer concerts
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra Gala at the Omni Parker House Saturday evening raised money for its annual free summer concert series at the Hatch Shell. Lloyd and Gene Dahmen and Peter and Dieuwke Fiedler were co-chairs for the event. Welcoming guests were Landmarks executive director Jo Frances Meyer and board chair Laura Connors . Mayor Martin J. Walsh introduced James D   Read More ...
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Bullet Fired Into Mansfield Apartment Floor Nearly Hits Teen
MANSFIELD (CBS) — A man in Mansfield called police to his Eddy Street apartment just after 9 p.m. on Monday after he said someone in the building had fired a gun. “How did he know?” read a Facebook post by Mansfield Police. “He was holding the bullet in his hand.” The gun had been fired from inside the apartment below. It traveled through the shooter’s ceiling and into the bedroom of a 15-year-old living upstairs   Read More ...
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Marcus Smart: Didn't ask for much, but Boston Celtics 'weren't budging' during negotiations
CLEVELAND -- Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he and his agent believed a contract extension was close before negotiations broke down prior to the Monday night deadline, but were not surprised to walk away without a deal. "They're notoriously doing that," Smart said Tuesday morning at a team shootaround, pointing out the Celtics' history with players on their rookie deals   Read More ...
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Boston is primed for Amazon
Amazon is offering one city a winning lottery ticket. The home selected for its second headquarters campus can expect a concentration of tens of thousands of men and women with talent, education, and the resources to flourish. No surprise, then, that dozens of communities around the country are tripping over themselves to vie for the prize. Stonecrest, Ga., pledges to de-annex 345 acres and name the new burg “Amazon   Read More ...
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Former School Bus Driver Accused Of Molesting Young Child
BROOKFIELD (CBS) – A former Quaboag Regional School District bus driver has been accused of molesting a child. Michael King, 47 of Brookfield, is charged with indecent assault and battery of a child under 14, as well as reckless endangerment. King is accused of molesting a friend’s child for years. “He gave me a creepy vibe from day one,” the mother of the seven-year-old alleged victim told WBZ about King   Read More ...
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Business Owner On Backlash For Attending Trump Signing: ‘I’m An Idiot’
AGAWAM (CBS/AP) — A western Massachusetts business owner photographed last week with President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism. Dave’s Soda and Pet City owner Dave Ratner was part of a group of retailers invited to the White House last Thursday. Ratner said he was invited by the National Retail Federation and he was misinformed about the president’s intentions, in which President Trump signed an executive order authorizing changes to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare   Read More ...
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Trump Issues Warning To McCain: ‘I Fight Back’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy. Trump said in a radio interview with WMAL in Washington that “people have to be careful because at some point I fight back.” The president added “I’m being very, very nice but at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty   Read More ...
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Head of Massachusetts Office of Alcohol Testing fired after agency accused of holding evidence of improperly calibrated breathalyzers
The head of the Massachusetts Office of Alcohol Testing was fired Monday after investigators accused the office of withholding evidence of improperly calibrated breathalyzers. A spokesman for state Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett confirmed the termination of Melissa O'Meara, technical leader of the office, on Monday, according to The Boston Herald. The decision followed swiftly on the heels of the release of a 126-page report in which public safety investigators conclude the office "made serious errors in judgment" in withholding the documents from defense attorneys acting on behalf of suspects in drunken driving court cases   Read More ...
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