(Holyoke, MA) — In the wake of a divisive Walmart controversy, activists are seeking a zoning change in Holyoke. They want a site on Whiting Farms Road changed from General Business to Industrial Park zoning. The land owned by Holyoke Gas & Electric is near the Holyoke Mall but adjacent to a residential neighborhood. A petition to change the zoning was presented to the City Council Tuesday. Last month Walmart withdrew controversial plans to build a Supercenter at the site, saying there were problems with soil contamination.
A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.
The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.
A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.
Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.