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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a child's body has been found off a Massachusetts highway and it matches the height and weight of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for seven months. Officials say the body found in Sterling has not been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, of Fitchburg. Jeremiah's mother has been held on bail since pleading not guilty in March to charges including kidnapping, assault and battery and reckless endangerment. Her boyfriend pleaded not guilty to similar charges.

BOSTON (AP) - The 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. The memory of last year's bombings has elevated interest in one of the world's greatest races, and the field of runners has greatly expanded. One clear sign is hotel bookings. An official says they are the strongest since the race's centennial in 1996.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - MIT held a service this morning to honor Sean Collier, the campus police officer killed during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Friends and relatives recalled the 26-year-old Collier as a young officer who was quick to offer a helping hand. MIT also this morning unveiled plans for a permanent memorial

BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick has signed a $12.8 billion transportation bond bill that could help trigger construction on several high-profile transportation projects. The bill lets the state borrow money for a range of ideas, many of which have been on the drawing board for years, including a $2.3 billion expansion of commuter rail service to the South Coast.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Massachusetts man police say was driving over 90 miles an hour with an unrestrained 7-year-old in his vehicle in Rhode Island has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. Rhode Island State police say 42-year-old Luis Manuel Medeiros was seen driving erratically on Interstate-195 and lost control and hit a tractor-trailer. He kept driving and later hit another vehicle in East Providence, Rhode Island, causing it to crash into a third vehicle. The boy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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