James Foley

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Top Local News Stories Of 2014

From a viral fundraising campaign that saw thousands of people doused in ice water, to the loss of Boston’s beloved long-serving mayor. Here is a look back at some of the stories that stole the headlines over the last year.


A photo of slain journalist James Foley is displayed at a memorial service. (WBZ-TV)

Slain NH Journalist James Foley Honored At NH Memorial Service

James Foley, whose 41st birthday would have been Saturday, was killed by members of ISIS in August.


John and Diane Foley (WBZ-TV)

James Foley’s Parents Hope To Help Families Of Hostages

Diane and John Foley say they felt very alone as they navigated through almost two years of government bureaucracy while their son Jim was held hostage.


American journalist Steven Sotloff talks to Libyan rebels on June 02, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

Obama Says Sotloff, Foley Murders Won’t Intimidate U.S.

President Obama said Wednesday that the U. S. will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of Steven Sotloff.


American journalist Steven Sotloff talks to Libyan rebels on June 02, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

ISIS Video Claims To Show Beheading Of Second U.S. Journalist With NH Ties

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.


James Foley in Aleppo, Syria in November 2012. (Photo courtesy: Nicole Tung)

Family Releases Letter James Foley Wrote During Captivity

Foley dictated the letter to another captive to avoid his captors stealing any written letter.


A photo taken on September 29, 2011 shows US freelance reporter James Foley (L) on the highway between the airport and the West Gate of Sirte, Libya.  (Photo credit ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

NH Hometown Church Holds Mass Of Remembrance For Journalist James Foley

James Foley, the U.S. journalist slain by Islamic State militants after being held captive, will be remembered at a Mass of Remembrance in Rochester, N.H.


Congressman Stephen Lynch  discussed foreign policy with Jon Keller on Keller @ Large. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Congressman Stephen Lynch

WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller sat down to talk with U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of South Boston.


Crowds gathered to remember slain journalist James family during a vigil in his hometown of Rochester, New Hampshire. (WBZ-TV).

James Foley Remembered As ‘Beautiful’ Man In NH Hometown Vigil

A nonprofit group that brings humanitarian aid to people in Syria has organized a vigil in memory of slain journalist James Foley.


Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). (Image courtesy: CBS News)

FBI, Homeland Security Bulletin Asks Police To Be Aware Of ISIS

Federal authorities sent a bulletin to U.S. law enforcement Friday in light of the threat concerning militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to CBS News.