Boston Marathon

Hudson Valley News
8:38 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Westchester Increases Security After Boston Explosions

At least one county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley says security was stepped up Monday as a result of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. And security will remain heightened through at least today.

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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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New England News
7:26 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Eyewitness Report: Confusion in Boston After Explosions

A helicopter hovers above the site of the explosion at the Boston Marathon on Monday
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Newton, Massachusetts resident Abigail Kienbaum was in Boston for the marathon on Monday. A promotional staffer, she was working just blocks away from the site of the explosions at the finish line.

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WAMC News
6:26 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Rick Mathews, the National Center for Security and Preparedness at SUNY Albany - Terror in Boston

Rick Mathews

For more on the events today in Boston, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Rick Mathews, the director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness at the University at Albany. He began by asking him if at this early stage he believes the explosions were the work of domestic or foreign terrorists.

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New England News
3:16 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line

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BOSTON (AP) — Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries. 

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Sports
7:05 am
Mon April 15, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In golf, Adam Scott holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera and win the Masters. Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole of regulation and parred the first sudden-death hole. Cabrera almost pulled out his third Major title, but his birdie try on the first extra hole just missed the cup. It’s the first time an Australian has won the Masters.

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