Monday, September 15 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:10:49 GMT
Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...More >>
With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack...More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:13 GMT
An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.More >>
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 06:30:17 GMT
By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding...More >>
By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of...More >>
Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:44 GMT
With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...More >>
A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.More >>
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (WHDH/CNN) -
Schools in North Andover, Massachusetts are trying to help students fight obesity, but some families say the schools are going too far.
Letters telling parents that their kids are obese are going to homes throughout the Commonwealth. Fourth-grader Cameron Watson received one of those letters, though he isn't exactly obese.
"I wrestle, play football, baseball, I ride bikes, play basketball, baseball, MMA. I know I'm not obese so I don't really care about the letter. I just crumpled it up," said Cameron.
The Department of Public Health says 32 percent of Massachusetts students have a body mass index that shows they're overweight or obese, and the letters are supposed to be a helpful tool for parents.
Cameron's dad Matt says they're a waste, and that they don't take into account muscle mass.
"No one wants get a letter being told they are obese that's a very strong, uncomfortable word and we just didn't see it fitting with our son. He's very active, he's very strong," said Matt Watson.
Cameron's mother is a selectwoman in North Andover. She is working with state representatives to stop these fat letters.
"I don't think all of a sudden we have to wake-up and say the people of Massachusetts need to be told everything to do with their kids, whether it's to feed them a cupcake or to feed them broccoli," said Jim Lyons, a member of the Massachusetts General Court.
Cam says he has the self-esteem to overlook a label, but he's more worried about his friends who might not be as strong.
"I don't like that my friends like their feelings are getting hurt," said Cameron.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is also sending letters home to students who are underweight.
The department says all families have the option of not having their children screened for their Body Mass Index.
Friday, September 12 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:31:35 GMT
Marissa L. Jackson, 26, of Amherst, went missing Friday night. (Amherst Police Department)
Officials from the Northwestern District Attorney's office said there is no foul play suspected in the death of an Amherst woman whose body was discovered Tuesday.More >>
In a statement released to CBS 3 on Friday, officials from the Northwestern District Attorney's office said there is no foul play suspected in the death of an Amherst woman whose body was discovered Tuesday.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:14:05 GMT
Heather Schreck was asleep around midnight in her Hebron home when a voice startled her. "All of a sudden, I heard what sounded like a man's voice but I was asleep so I wasn't sure," Heather said. DisorientedMore >>
A Hebron couple were terrified when a hacker hijacked their baby's monitor in the middle of the night.More >>
Sunday, September 14 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-09-14 17:38:57 GMT
Throngs of people lined Springfield's Main Street for Sunday's Puerto Rican parade to show their pride in their heritage. The parade started in the city's North End on Main Street and Wason Street, andMore >>
Throngs of people lined Springfield's Main Street for Sunday's Puerto Rican parade to show their pride in their heritage. More >>
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