Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. says the body found Friday off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver.
The Fitchburg boy was missing for months before police learned of his disappearance.
Jeremiah's case has led to criminal charges against his mother and her boyfriend and calls for changes within the state's child welfare agency. Three Massachusetts workers have been fired.
An investigation is continuing.
Sen. Warren's book focuses on working family woes
BOSTON (AP) - In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes a life spent fighting for economic fairness for the nation's working families.
The Massachusetts Democrat begins with her early years as an eager teenager and young mother trying to chart a path in the world from her home in Oklahoma. After twists and turns, Warren lands a job as a law professor at Harvard University.
With that comes the beginning of a political career that would take her to Washington's corridors of power, then her victory in 2012 in a hard-fought Senate contest against incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
But Warren's focus in the book remains the plight of struggling families outmatched by the rich and powerful and their access to Washington decision makers.
Governor: Boston lockdown amid search a tough call
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing was a "tough call" but one he's glad that was made.
Patrick reflected on the April 19, 2013, shelter-in-place request during a recent interview about the anniversary of the attack.
Hours after an early morning shootout with police in Watertown that left one suspect dead, Patrick shut down the region's public transportation system and asked more than a million people in the metropolitan area to shelter in place. Most everyone did.
Patrick concluded that the suspect was extremely dangerous.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was captured that evening in a boat behind a Watertown home, shortly after the lockdown was lifted.
BOSTON MARATHON-FIRST TIME
Falmouth nurse inspired to run Boston Marathon
(Information in the following story is from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com)
FALMOUTH, Ma. (AP) - Helen Bohnenberger of Falmouth had never run more than two miles before she began to train for Monday's Boston Marathon.
The Cape Cod Times reports she decided to run the race after hearing an inspirational speech by a Boston College professor after last year's bombings in which he urged the community to fight terrorism by showing up in even bigger numbers this year.
Bohnenberger is a nurse at Cape Cod Hospital and is running for the Mass Mentoring Partnership, a Boston-based organization dedicated to expand mentoring programs for youth in Massachusetts. She has raised more than $3,000 for the team.
She says when she feels like she wants to stop, she thinks of what happened last year and the strength of the first responders and victims and keeps going.
Dorchester man fatally shot in Brockton
BROCKTON, Ma. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brockton.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz says emergency personnel were called at about 2:25 a.m. Saturday and found the victim inside a vehicle.
The victim was identified as 25-year-old Christopher Rosario, of Dorchester.
Cruz says a preliminary investigation revealed the victim and his passenger had left a nightclub with the victim driving. As they were travelling east on Grove Street, Cruz says, an unknown vehicle pulled along the driver's side of the vehicle and began shooting into the vehicle.
The victim was struck, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and crash into a fence.
An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
Police are investigating.
GUN TRAFFICKING SUMMIT
Boston mayor to host summit on gun trafficking
BOSTON (AP) - Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host a regional summit on gun trafficking.
The event will feature a mayor's round table discussion on gun violence, best practices and challenges. Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield will participate.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Attorney's Office will also speak about federal law enforcement efforts.
Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans are expected to make opening remarks.
The event will be held Thursday at Roxbury Community College.
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