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'That's trickery?' Survivor says holding prosthetic leg out to Tsarnaev supporters

wcvb.com — A Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost a leg in the blast confronted a supporter of the alleged bomber outside the federal courthouse where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear. As Marc Fucarile was entering the courthouse, he overheard Valerie Vanetta and Karin Friedeman speaking to the media about the case and their support of Tsarnaev.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor's show

wcvb.com — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this call was one of a kind. "Uh, governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," the caller began Thursday. "I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I've moved down South since that time."

Feds want to seize high-end assets of key NECC players

wcvb.com — 5 Investigates has learned of new evidence that millions of dollars in profits may have been hidden away by the owners of the New England Compounding Center, this time involving suspect real estate deals on Cape Cod that went down just weeks before Wednesday's arrests.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect appears in court

wcvb.com — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not been seen in public since he was arraigned on 30 federal charges in July 2013, when he still bore signs of the bloody standoff with police that led to his capture and the death of his older brother, Tamerlan.

Thursday, December 18: Fashion Finds

wcvb.com — The rest of the world knows Uniqlo. Now Boston is meeting the fast fashion dynamo, as the Japanese juggernaut opens several stores in the Boston area. Shayna Seymour takes us to the Natick store to see how the Uniqlo formula translates into cashmere sweaters for less than 80 bucks and down jackets under 60.

NECC owner, pharmacist face murder charges in meningitis outbreak

wcvb.com — Federal law enforcement officials began to arrest employees of the New England Compounding Center Wednesday who were charged in a sweeping indictment holding them responsible for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that led to the deaths of dozens of others and sickened hundreds more, 5 Investigates has learned.
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Tainted steroids left trail of death, company owners wealthy

wcvb.com — Video Transcript ECCLET A TRAIL OF DEATH AND SORROW. AS KATHY CURRAN INVESTIGATES THEY ALSO MADE THE COMPANIES OWNERS INCREDIBLY WEALTHY. HOW PROFITABLE WAS THE NEW ENGLAND COMPOUNDING CENTER? JUST LOOK AT THE OPULENT HOMES OF THE OWNERS. IS MEAN PENTHOUSE APARTMENT.
Dec 17, 2014

#5investigates reveals the lavish lifestyles of the New England Compounding Center owners. on.wcvb.com/1J5ttz4 #wcvb #NECC

Meningitis victims' families 'elated' after NECC indictments

wcvb.com — The families of people who were either sickened or killed by meningitis-tainted steroid shots that were processed by the New England Compounding Center say they are elated and moved to tears after learning the owners, pharmacist and several other workers were indicted Wednesday.
Dec 17, 2014

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Arrests under way in deadly meningitis outbreak

wcvb.com — The owners of the New England Compounding Center connected to a fungal meningitis outbreak that led to the deaths of dozens of people were taken into custody by federal law enforcement officials Wednesday, 5 Investigates has learned.

DA: Mom in dead babies, house of squalor case faces murder charges

wcvb.com — The man who lived in the basement of a trash-filled Blackstone home where the bodies of three babies were found will be charged in connection with the case, according to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office. Officials were scheduled to give an update on the case on Tuesday, including details of new indictments against Raymond Rivera in connection with the case.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @NeilWCVB: Horrific details as Blackstone dad is charged in "House of Horrors" case. on.wcvb.com/1z0bUxh #WCVB pic.twitter.com/Q5FEfQtgql

Dec 16, 2014

#NEW Mother indicted on 2 counts of murder, boyfriend on 4 counts of child abuse in #Blackstone house of horrors case wcvb.com/news/da-man-wh…

Boston makes official pitch to host Olympic Games

wcvb.com — Mayor Marty Walsh said he is feeling good after Boston's pitch to host the games in 2024 to the United States Olympic Committee late Tuesday afternoon.
Dec 16, 2014

Feeling good but can't read USOC committee members after 45 min pitch: @marty_walsh on.wcvb.com/1BTTcWl #bospoli #mapoli #wcvb

Court: No sex change for convicted murderer

wcvb.com — A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder.
Dec 16, 2014

"It's a huge victory for all of us" - niece of Cheryl Kosilek on ruling her murderer can't get sex change #wcvb wcvb.com/news/court-no-…

Salvation Army bell ringer hit by car outside store

Tom Brady's cursing spree indecent to lip-reading kids' parents

wcvb.com — At least three viewers have lodged complaints with the Federal Communications Commission against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over his reaction to a play during a recent game. CBS cameras focused on Brady during the team's Nov. 30 game against the Green Bay Packers as he repeated an expletive several times.

'Clifford the Big Red Dog' creator Bridwell dies

wcvb.com — The author of the beloved "Clifford the Big Red Dog" series Norman Ray Bridwell has died, the Martha's Vineyard Times reported. Bridwell, who lived in Edgartown, was 86 when he died Friday, the paper reported. Bridwell worked as a commercial artist before creating the iconic Clifford character in the early 1960s.
Dec 16, 2014

Big Martha's Vineyard presence RT @WCVB: 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' creator Bridwell dies on.wcvb.com/1DHButY