Boston Marathon explosions http://wamc.org en Kingston Jewish congregation prays for Boston in aftermath of bombings http://wamc.org/post/kingston-jewish-congregation-prays-boston-aftermath-bombings <p>KINGSTON – Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht of Congregation Agudas Achim in Kingston felt the community of the Hudson Valley should do something spiritual for the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks so his synagogue held a special prayer service Tuesday.</p><p>Congregants and others prayed for the dead and injured and their families, but also for the entire country, said Rabbi Hecht.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:45:52 +0000 Hank Gross 62443 at http://wamc.org Kingston Jewish congregation prays for Boston in aftermath of bombings Pressure cooker used in Boston bombings http://wamc.org/post/pressure-cooker-used-boston-bombings <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Investigators are appealing to the public to come forward with photos, videos, or any clues that could help solve the Boston Marathon bombings.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The FBI has circulated information about the bombs, which involved kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel — but authorities say so far nobody has claimed responsibility for Monday's attack.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:09:32 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62428 at http://wamc.org Pressure cooker used in Boston bombings Boston Marathon Bombings Investigated As Act Of Terrorism http://wamc.org/post/boston-marathon-bombings-investigated-act-terrorism <p> Authorities in Boston continue to comb through a mile-square crime scene as they search for clues to the deadly explosions that brought Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon to a horrific stop.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 62362 at http://wamc.org Boston Marathon Bombings Investigated As Act Of Terrorism President Obama: It was terrorism http://wamc.org/post/president-obama-it-was-terrorism <p></p><div><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the explosions at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as an act of terror, although authorities still don't know who is responsible.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:44:58 +0000 Associated Press 62360 at http://wamc.org President Obama: It was terrorism Rick Mathews - Director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness http://wamc.org/post/rick-mathews-director-national-center-security-and-preparedness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rick Mathews is the <a href="http://www.albany.edu/ncsp/">Director of the National Center for Security &amp; Preparedness</a> and Program Director of the <a href="http://www.dhses.ny.gov/training/">NY State Preparedness Training Center</a>.</p><p>He joins us to talk about yesterday's events in Boston, MA.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62374 at http://wamc.org Rick Mathews - Director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness 4/16/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/41613-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are Ray Graf and David Guistina. We will also welcome Kevin Moran, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle for a portion of the discussion. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We will discuss yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this segment - we cut away for a press conference from Boston with Governor Deval Patrick and other officials.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62346 at http://wamc.org Monroe town supervisor in Boston as explosions rock the city http://wamc.org/post/monroe-town-supervisor-boston-explosions-rock-city <p>BOSTON – Two explosive devices went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon while other undetonated devices were located elsewhere along the route.</p><p>Three people were killed and over 140 were injured, some critically.</p><p>Town of Monroe Supervisor Sandy Leonard was at the Marathon.&nbsp; &nbsp;Her son, who lives in Boston, ran in the iconic race.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:56:22 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62347 at http://wamc.org Monroe town supervisor in Boston as explosions rock the city WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-66 <p>At least three people are dead and more than 140 injured after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. The injuries include broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums. President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."</p><p>Despite the day’s setbacks, some runners were able to complete the race. Lelisa Desisa was the men’s winner and Rita Jeptoo was the first woman to finish.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:19:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62339 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update Police searching apartment in Boston suburb http://wamc.org/post/police-searching-apartment-boston-suburb <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A television station is reporting that police are searching an apartment in a Boston suburb, and authorities confirm the search is part of the investigation into the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;"><font color="red">WBZ-TV</font> reports that police are searching the apartment in Revere. Massachusetts State Police confirmed that a search warrant was served Monday night but provided no further details.</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:47:57 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62337 at http://wamc.org Police searching apartment in Boston suburb Obama: 'We will find out who did this' http://wamc.org/post/obama-we-will-find-out-who-did <p><span style="font-size: 11px;">President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the <font color="red">Boston</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Marathon</font>, says the United States does not know "who did this or why" but vowed that whoever is responsible "will feel the full weight of justice."</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">He said: "We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable."</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:36:54 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62333 at http://wamc.org Obama: 'We will find out who did this'