The family of the illegal immigrant accused of dragging a Milford man to his death last summer will be questioned by authorities.
BOSTON - The former Middlesex County register of probate has been allowed to keep his $39,000 a year public pension even though he was convicted of stealing more than $100,000 from office copy machines.
BOURNE ? Bourne High School is on lockdown right now. There is a heavy police presence right across the street from where the school buses park.
UNDERCOVER - State and local investigators have launched wide-ranging investigations of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, including looking at a private real estate deal that netted two Commission managers a $600,000 profit, FOX Undercover has learned.
BURLINGTON ? An arrest warrant has been issued for Christopher Piantedosi, the man authorities believe is responsible for the stabbing death of a woman right in front of their children.
ROCKPORT - Police dogs have searched a Rockport, Mass., beach where a toddler disappeared, after a citizen's dog reacted to stimuli there.
MINNEAPOLIS ? The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.
Luger, who announced the Twin Cities' participation in an interview with The Associated Press, said the program will bring more national expertise and resources to address terror recruiting in Minnesota to "build what we hope will be a model for the rest of the country."
WASHINGTON ? American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.
A White House spokesman said quickly the president "will not" send ground forces into combat, but Gen. Martin Dempsey said Obama had personally told him to come back on a "case by case basis" if the military situation changed.
BLACKSTONE, Mass. ? Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.
Erika Murray, 31, who lived in the home, is being held without bail on charges including fetal death concealment and permitting substantial injury to a child. Four children ranging in age from 6 months to 13 years old were removed from the home on Aug. 28 and placed in state custody.
WASHINGTON ? Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.
WEED, Calif. ? The number of structures damaged or destroyed in the wildfire that swept through the California lumber town of Weed has risen to 150.
State fire Battalion Chief Scott McLean said Tuesday that a significant number of the structures are houses.
Authorities previously confirmed the intense blaze destroyed or damaged 100 homes, a saw mill and a church.
McLean said three firefighters lost their homes in the fire.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ? Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating.
Bryce Masters, 17, of Independence, is being treated for a lack of oxygen to the brain that occurred when his heart stopped after he was shocked Sunday afternoon, his family members said Tuesday in a statement released through their attorney, Daniel Haus.