(Fitchburg, MA) — Republicans on Beacon Hill are calling for an independent investigation into the Department of Children and Families. Friday’s letter to the State Auditor and Inspector General from the Republican Caucus comes as volunteers search for the body of five-year-old Jeremiah Oliver. The Fitchburg boy disappeared in September but child protection authorities only found out last week. The family was supposed to be under DCF oversight.
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.