The Interview
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Far East meets Wild West in Da'Koto restaurant fusion

Steakhouse opens on site of old Dakota on South Street in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD >> The large stuffed bear is gone. So is the caribou. There's a sushi bar where part of the kitchen used to be. Full Story
POLICE LOG
Pittsfield Police log for Thursday, Dec. 18

Thursday, Dec. 18 12:13 a.m. An emergency medical call is received from Sampson Parkway. Full Story
LOCAL NEWS
Pittsfield gets boost in grant funding to fight youth violence

PITTSFIELD - A boost in Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant funding for 2015 will allow the city to expand its efforts to combat youth violence and gang activity. Full Story
SPORTS
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Berkshire Battalion wins at Dayton, snapping 3-game skid

DAYTON, OHIO >> The Berkshire Battalion started a weekend road trip by snapping a three-game losing streak Thursday night. Full Story
LOCAL SPORTS
Thursday's high schools: Key 3-pointers lift Greylock boys hoops to win

Hirsch, Shepard hit big shots as Mountie boys beat Hoosac Valley 61-60; McCann earns victory
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Greylock's accuracy from beyond the 3-point line served it well Thursday night. Full Story
Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition but faces a gun possession charge has been released from a New Jersey jail without having to pay bail. Full Story
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9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting. Full Story