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Marines collect boat-load of toys for needy kids

Christmas will be a little brighter for thousands of children across Western Massachusetts this year, because of the generosity of many of our viewers here at 22News. "I've been in other communities, and we didn't have this partnership", said Capt. Lorraina Crawford of the Owensboro Salvation Army. Chris Young has been making the holidays shine for children by partnering with Toys for Tots to collect toys for deserving children in nine states during his "I'm Comin' Over Tour" this fall. Read More

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Politics bog down USA response to election hacks

Politics bog down USA response to election hacks

As reported in a Tribune News Service article, the consensus of the 17 agencies comprising the US intelligence community is that Russian hackers accessed both political parties' national committee email systems. Should a further investigation be held to find out more about what happened and how to prevent foreign interference in future elections? "I don't know the man much at all, but let's put it this way: If you received an award from the Kremlin, [an] Order of Friendship , then we're ... Read More

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Man killed by officer in driveway didn't have gun

Even though police found no gun on Serna after they killed him, they still searched his family's home and vehicle to guns, apparently in an effort to find some kind of justification for killing him. "They made contact with a man in that block", Police Sgt. Gary Carruesco said. The victim retired in the mid-2000s, after working for years at a cotton gin in McFarland, California . Read More

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Subzero weather? Time to chill out

Subzero weather? Time to chill out

In the La Crosse area, the StormTracker 19 Forecast Team calls for wind chills anywhere from 20 to 30 below Wednesday night into Thursday . Another bout of snow, sleet and freezing temperatures is forecast for later this week over a broad portion of the region, prompting a Kelso church to open an emergency cold weather shelter. Read More

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Donald Trump named Time Person of the Year

Donald Trump named Time Person of the Year

The Person of the Year is picked by Time editors from among world leaders, artists, corporate czars and organisations who most influenced the news, for better or for worse. I know there are a lot of people who disagree with so much of what Donald Trump said and are very apprehensive about what his presidency means for them and for the country. Read More

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'Fat-shaming Santa' left nine-year-old boy in tears

'Fat-shaming Santa' left nine-year-old boy in tears

Claus, who's employed by Forest City to spread good cheer. His mom, Ashley Mayse , said the town of Forest Hills should fire the Santa for ruining Anthony's Christmas. But at the end of their friendly chat, the 9-year-old boy says that Santa made a decision to give the rosy-cheeked lad something else: an earful of Christmas-crushing body shame. Read More

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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

President Barack Obama has ordered that United States flags on all public buildings and military posts should be flown at half-mast as a "mark of respect for the memory" of retired astronaut John Glenn. Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth and became a hero and household name from that 1962 flight. After receiving a hero's welcome, Glenn, who'd become friends with John F. Read More

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Jill Stein Demands Recount At Trump Tower

Jill Stein Demands Recount At Trump Tower

A federal lawsuit was filed late last week by a Trump voter and two super PACs seeking to stop the recount, but a judge rejected the request while the lawsuit is pending and scheduled a hearing for Friday. In the popular vote, Hillary Clinton had a margin of more than 2.5 million votes over Trump, who secured the presidency by winning the electoral college. Read More

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Oregon meets with USF's Willie Taggart, BSU's Bryan Harsin

Oregon meets with USF's Willie Taggart, BSU's Bryan Harsin

Willie Taggart resigned Wednesday, four years to the day he took the USF job. The Bulls have been around the top 10 in scoring offense all year, averaging better than 40 points per game. And over the past two years he's developed one of the nation's most exciting offenses, one that looks a bit like Oregon's . Should Taggart land with the Ducks, it would open up South Florida for a potential Kiffin hire. Read More

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Lions using productive paranoia to surge atop the NFC North

The Lions have won three straight and six of their last seven, while the Saints hope to build off last week's rout of Los Angeles and improve their standing in the playoff picture. The Lions could, too, with a little help, which would mean advancing to the divisional round for the first time since 1991. Gambling Lions fans that considered Matt Prater's field goal in the first quarter a good sign, for example, were wise to trust their guts, just as those that didn't second-guess their ... Read More

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Red Sox land Sale from White Sox for four prospects

David Price didn't quite reach expectations last season, and while Rick Porcello won the AL Cy Young Award, questions still surrounded the Boston pitching staff. Boston spent all that money to develop Moncada into the game's best prospect. and then trade him for Sale (while reportedly still picking up the rest of Moncada;'s contract.) The amount of money in baseball is insane. Read More

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Army Corps will halt Dakota Access Pipeline work

Army Corps will halt Dakota Access Pipeline work

The US Army Corps Of Engineers will explore alternative routes following pleas from the Obama Administration and endless protesting, according to a statement released today by campaign group Stand With Standing Rock . Laney, however, said authorities won't be "moving on that camp" on Monday or "in the future". "This is not just a native issue", he said, "This is an issue for everyone". Read More

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USA defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan

USA defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan

The House passed the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act on Friday in a bipartisan vote of 375-34, moving forward measures aimed at stemming the readiness challenges facing the military services and boosting innovation at a time when emerging adversaries such as Russian Federation and China are investing in their capabilities. Read More

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Authorities seeking link between Ohio State attacker, terrorism

The FBI says it is looking to verify whether Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan posted rantings on Facebook about USA interference in Muslim lands on the morning of the attack. Thousands of Muslims, mostly from Somalia and other East African countries, attend services on busy days, Noah said. But he became a little emotional when praising the campus police officer who stopped the attack by shooting and killing the assailant. Read More

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Charlotte officer to face no charges in black man's killing

Charlotte officer to face no charges in black man's killing

No charges will be filed against a police officer who fatally shot an African-American man in the southeastern USA state of North Carolina , a prosecutor said Wednesday. The shooting happened after plainclothes officers went to the complex looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when two undercover officers saw Scott - not the suspect they were looking for - inside a vehicle with a gun and marijuana, Murray said. Read More

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Trump's Flag-Burning Tweet Brings Back 1980s-Era Controversy

Trump's Flag-Burning Tweet Brings Back 1980s-Era Controversy

The president-elect did not say what sparked his comment, but it comes days after a college in MA made a decision to stop flying the USA flag after one was burned during a demonstration after his victory. In 2006, Congress tried and failed to pass a law that would ban desecration of the American flag by amending the Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag-burning is protected by the First Amendment. Read More

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Sister ecstatic over return of missing California woman

Asked about it, Bosenko said the website played no role in Papini's release. So far, the investigation points to what happened to Papini being an isolated incident, he said. "Although I have no details yet we are joyous that Sherri is alive and Keith is reunited with her in the hospital". Using the Find My iPhone app, he found her cell phone and ear buds about a mile from their home. Read More

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Missing Mother Found Alive Three Weeks After Apparent Abduction

Missing Mother Found Alive Three Weeks After Apparent Abduction

The Sacramento Bee reported that it acquired an audio clip of the exchange between dispatchers and officers in the moments after 34-year-old Sherri Papini flagged down a passing motorist near Interstate 5. Earlier Friday, a family member and law enforcement said they expected Papini to spend her first few days of freedom quietly, with family. Throughout the days when the woman was missing the police conducted both ground and aerial searches, during this time her family and friends raised ... Read More

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Millions may now lose eligibility for overtime after ruling

In September, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 21 states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor to stop the overtime rule that would have required employers to pay overtime to employees earning less than $46,476 a year. Mendelsohn said many landscaping companies have contacted NALP in recent months as they prepared for a December 1 implementation deadline, adding: "I don't think anyone anticipated that the court would act" in time to prevent the new regulation from taking effect. Read More

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LSU denies they've made coaching decision amid rumors

Chavis still owes LSU $400,000 of his buyout contract that he left behind when he took the Texas A&M job, Alleva and his lawyers say. There's nothing wrong with LSU retaining Ed Orgeron as its head coach right now. It's not secret that Herman is LSU's top choice, but Orgeron reportedly met with athletic director Joe Alleva on Friday, with Orgeron emerging as the next-best option. Read More

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No. 20 Baylor rallies to beat No. 10 Louisville in Bahamas

Scoring 25 of the first 30 points. The Bears trailed VCU by eight at halftime in their first game, then they trailed Michigan State by three before winning that game by 15 points. Iowa State used a strong start to the second half to win the first semifinal of the Advocare Invitational at the HP Fieldhouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Read More

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