Vatican Pope Christmas

Pope calls attention to refugees, victims of conflict

Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

Troops celebrate Christmas overseas

Centracchio: Support troops overseas this holiday

The general described how soldiers go about celebrating Christmas while deployed, and said it’s crucial for moral purposes to keep in contact with them, especially now that today’s technology makes it much easier to do so.

Surveillance photo courtesy of the Taunton Police Department

Masked man fires shot during robbery in Taunton

A man armed with a rifle walked into the First Citizens Credit Union on Winthrop Street just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and ordered tellers and a customer to the ground, according to police.