Boston Marathon explosions

Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Kingston Jewish congregation prays for Boston in aftermath of bombings

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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.

Congregants and others prayed for the dead and injured and their families, but also for the entire country, said Rabbi Hecht.

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New England News
4:09 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Pressure cooker used in Boston bombings

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Investigators are appealing to the public to come forward with photos, videos, or any clues that could help solve the Boston Marathon bombings.

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.

At a news conference Tuesday the FBI said witnesses could have seen a bomber carrying an unusually heavy nylon bag, weighed down with shrapnel-packed explosives.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombings Investigated As Act Of Terrorism

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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.

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WAMC News
11:44 am
Tue April 16, 2013

President Obama: It was terrorism

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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.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Rick Mathews - Director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness

    Rick Mathews is the Director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness and Program Director of the NY State Preparedness Training Center.

He joins us to talk about yesterday's events in Boston, MA.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 16, 2013

4/16/13 - Panel

  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.

We will discuss yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings.

In this segment - we cut away for a press conference from Boston with Governor Deval Patrick and other officials. 

Hudson Valley News
8:56 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Monroe town supervisor in Boston as explosions rock the city

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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.

Three people were killed and over 140 were injured, some critically.

Town of Monroe Supervisor Sandy Leonard was at the Marathon.   Her son, who lives in Boston, ran in the iconic race.

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Sports
8:19 am
Tue April 16, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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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."

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.

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WAMC News
7:47 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Police searching apartment in Boston suburb

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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.

WBZ-TV 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.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the explosions, which killed three people and injured more than 140 others.

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WAMC News
6:36 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Obama: 'We will find out who did this'

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President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, 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."

He said: "We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable."

Obama made his remarks Monday evening from the White House about three hours after two explosions detonated near the marathon's finish line. At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured in the blasts.

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