1. Jacob Thompson, the Saco boy whose battle with cancer inspired tens of thousands of people from across the world to send him Christmas cards, died Sunday. Jacob’s death came a week after an early Christmas celebration with his family at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was 9. Jacob’s positive spirit and his love of Christmas made headlines across the country this month after his family asked people to send the boy handmade cards to help brighten his final days. He also loved penguins and his motto was “live life like a penguin,” which to Jacob meant “be friendly, stand by each other, go the extra mile, jump into life and be cool,” said his mother, Michelle Thompson Simard. (PH)
2. Falmouth police issued a warning Monday for people not to eat frozen turkeys that were placed in a dumpster behind the Hannaford supermarket in West Falmouth. “Someone has actually removed these turkeys from the dumpster and thought it would be a great idea to redistribute them. It’s not a good idea, it’s a very bad idea. These turkeys were discarded because they were a hazard to consume,” Falmouth police wrote. Police said that anyone who acquired a turkey from a stranger should throw it away. (PH)
3. Hot 104.7’s $1,000 turkey giveaway will be held today at 11am. The Hot 104.7 Team will be at the Wells IGA, 1517 Post Rd. handing out turkeys on a first come first serve basis, one per family. Made Hot In Maine by Shipyard. (HOT1047)
4. According to several reports Monday morning, former Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn has died in a car crash. Selected by New England as the seventh overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, Glenn played six seasons with the Patriots before getting traded to Green Bay. As a Patriot, Glenn recorded 4,669 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns — including Tom Brady’s first. (Boston)
5. The Dallas Mavericks became the Celtics’ most recent victim Monday night. The Celtics rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to pull out a 110-102 overtime victory, fueled by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s spectacular efficient, season-high 47-point performance. (ESPN)
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