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  • Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to die

    May 15, 2015 3:39 PM

    BOSTON- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 2013 terror attack. The federal jury in Massachusetts reached the decision after more than 14 hours of deliberations over three days. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 federal... more »
  • Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations

    May 14, 2015 5:13 PM

    BOSTON - Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have finished their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly 2013 attack.... more »
  • Baton Rouge locals running in the Boston Marathon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 20, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Runners train year-round to prepare for the Boston Marathon, and today it's finally race day. Sarah Dicharry, a running instructor from Baton Rouge, is participating in the marathon for the first time. "For me it's really been like a bucket list thing," said Dicharry. "I've always... more »
  • More marathon survivors ask that bomber not face execution

    April 20, 2015 7:01 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - A married couple who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack has joined the family of an 8-year-old victim in opposing the death penalty for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes ask the federal government not to put Tsarnaev to death, just as the... more »
  • Boston marathon bombing remembrance

    April 15, 2015 7:10 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - A moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other officials will raise commemorative banners on Boylston Street early Wednesday morning. A moment of silence follows... more »
  • Baton Rouge runner watches marathon bombing guilty verdict check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 8, 2015 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of an evening run, athletes and people from Louisiana who were at the Boston Marathon in 2013 reacted to the guilty verdict for the surviving killer in the bombing. Adam MacDowell was among a dozen runners from Baton Rouge that ran the race that year.... more »
  • Boston officer shot in face in critical condition

    March 28, 2015 1:43 PM

    BOSTON - Boston's police commissioner says a decorated officer remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face Friday night when gang unit officers stopped a car. Commissioner William Evans said Saturday morning that 34-year-old Officer John Moynihan was struck just below his right... more »
  • Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber's role

    March 19, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors are using DNA evidence and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks and the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. A DNA expert testified Wednesday that Officer Sean... more »
  • No rest for the weary: New England expecting more snow

    February 11, 2015 1:57 AM

    BOSTON, MA - More snow is on its way to southern New England after a brief reprieve gave residents just enough time to dig out from the latest storm. The National Weather Service says the region will get more snow Thursday into Friday morning. Meteorologist Stephanie Dunten says the fairly... more »
  • Super Bowl champs return to another New England snowstorm

    February 3, 2015 2:03 AM

    BOSTON, MA - The New England Patriots have arrived safely in snowbound Boston. The team landed at Logan International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday following its 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. It retweeted a message from running back Shane Vereen: "Boston! Your Champs just... more »
  • Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

    February 2, 2015 5:27 PM

    CAMBRIDGE, MA - Boston is postponing its victory parade for the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots because of heavy snowfall. Mayor Marty Walsh said late Monday that the city will delay the celebration until Wednesday morning. The city had announced earlier that the downtown parade would take place Tuesday. Walsh... more »
  • IOC leader not concerned with Boston 2024 bid backlash

    January 31, 2015 7:00 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The leader of the International Olympic Committee believes it's too early to be alarmed by groups in Boston that don't want the 2024 Games in their city. In Arizona for the Super Bowl, IOC President Thomas Bach says the committee will conduct its own internal polling,... more »
  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    January 28, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds are digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury question whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling... more »
  • Monster storm spawns monster

    January 27, 2015 7:48 PM

    BOSTON- Add another epic to the snow storm of century hitting the northeast. A white furry phantom is getting laughs by walking through the blizzard in a Yeti or Sasquatch outfit. One was even sighted trying to hail a cab in a suburb of Boston. One reporter tweeted... more »
  • JetBlue flight searched after threat, nothing found

    January 27, 2015 2:16 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A JetBlue flight has returned to the gate before takeoff from Boston because of an unspecified threat, but authorities say nothing hazardous has been found. Massachusetts state police spokesman David Procopio says passengers were taken off Flight 321 to Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night. Troopers with... more »
  • Boston given surprising bid for 2024 Olympics

    January 9, 2015 2:34 AM

    DENVER, CO - Once the shock subsides, the work begins. Boston was considered something of a long shot by insiders when the U.S. Olympic Committee whittled its list of candidates to bid for the 2024 Games down to four a few months ago. The leadership team, largely unknown outside of... more »
  • Protests over police killings of black men continue to end of 2014

    January 1, 2015 11:05 AM

    BOSTON - Amid the celebrations welcoming the new year, there have been continued protests related to recent police killings of unarmed black men. Activists in Boston staged a peaceful "die-in" during the city's popular New Year's Eve celebration known as First Night. Dozens of people participated in the brief protest... more »
  • Former Lion Miley will don Red Sox

    December 11, 2014 6:44 AM

    HAMMOND - After experiencing success during his three seasons in the desert, former Southeastern Louisiana University Lion Wade Miley is on the move. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Wednesday night to exchange Miley for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, as well... more »
  • NTSB points to battery defect in Boeing 787 fire

    December 1, 2014 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - A report by federal accident investigators points to a manufacturing defect as the likely cause of an internal short circuit that led to a battery fire in a Boeing 787 airliner parked at Boston's airport last year. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Monday says an inspection... more »
  • Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    October 19, 2014 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... more »
  • Docs: Tsarnaev knew brother involved in 2011 case

    October 12, 2014 12:58 PM

    BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a prosecution witness is prepared to testify Tsarnaev knew his older brother was involved in a 2011 triple slaying. The information was revealed in a court filing by the defense late Friday. The filing seeks a number of items... more »
  • Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat

    September 28, 2014 3:14 PM

    BOSTON - Derek Jeter hit a run-scoring infield single in the final at-bat of his 20-year major league career, leaving to a standing ovation at Fenway Park. The New York Yankees captain hit a high chop that bounced off a hand of leaping Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini, and... more »
  • Former Tiger Ranaudo loses in Yankee Stadium debut

    September 4, 2014 8:19 AM

    NEW YORK - Former LSU Tiger Anthony Ranaudo (3-1) pitched well in his Yankee Stadium debut, but the Boston Red Sox offense struggled in a 5-1 loss. Plenty of friends and family were on hand to watch Ranuado, who was born in nearby New Jersey. The righty lasted 5... more »
  • Threats against Foley's life last week

    August 20, 2014 7:46 PM

    BOSTON- The CEO of the news organization James Foley was working for says Foley's kidnappers threatened to kill him last week in response to U.S. air strikes in Iraq. GlobalPost's Philip Balboni says Foley's family was sent a threatening email that was "full of rage" but made no demands.... more »
  • Hernandez due in court in 2012 Boston murder case

    June 24, 2014 2:17 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court for a hearing in a Boston case accusing him of the 2012 drive-by slayings of two men. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a casual nightclub encounter. Prosecutors... more »
  • Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings anniversary

    April 15, 2014 3:09 PM

    BOSTON - Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several... more »
  • Keep your hands to yourself

    November 25, 2013 7:25 PM

    BOSTON- A mall Santa in Massachusetts got himself on the naughty list and into court for pinching the backside of a co-worker. Sixty-two year old Herbert Jones had to shed his red suit to go before a judge after he was dressed as Santa on Saturday and seeing kids... more »
  • Red Sox beards coming off for Gillette promotion

    November 4, 2013 8:50 AM

    BOSTON- Some famous Boston beards will be falling victim to the razor on Monday. Red Sox players David Ortiz and Shane Victorino will shave in a promotion at Gillette headquarters in Boston. Joining them will be city policeman Steve Horgan, who was stationed in the Red Sox bullpen at Fenway... more »
  • Boston prepares for busy day of baseball and Obama

    October 30, 2013 2:34 PM

    BOSTON - Security officials in Boston are preparing for an extraordinary day of World Series baseball and politics in which a presidential visit may be the least disruptive event. The Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The hometown team has a chance to win its third... more »
  • Craig in Cardinals lineup for Game 5

    October 28, 2013 6:30 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Allen Craig is part of a revised St. Louis Cardinals lineup for Game 5 of the World Series and playing first base for the first time in the postseason. Craig was inserted in place of Matt Adams and batting sixth in a straight switch against Red Sox... more »
  • Special operations troops train in New Orleans

    August 28, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The last time U.S. Special Operations troops trained in New Orleans, helicopters swooped in unannounced in the darkness over the downtown area, frightening residents whose nerves were already frayed by the Boston Marathon bombings earlier that day. This time, the training hasn't had the same effect. The U.S.... more »
  • 'Whitey' Bulger guilty of gangland killings

    August 12, 2013 1:13 PM

    BOSTON - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been convicted in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes. The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing or playing a role in the killings during the 1970s and '80s while he led... more »
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty

    July 10, 2013 2:55 PM

    BOSTON- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill. He entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Boston. Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue the death penalty for the 19-year-old... more »
  • Alleged bomber heads for 1st public court hearing

    July 10, 2013 10:10 AM

    BOSTON - There's a heavy police presence at the federal courthouse in Boston where accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will make his first court appearance later today. The courthouse is expected to be jammed for the arraignment, with some space reserved for families of the bombing victims. By early... more »
  • Celtics hire Brad Stephens as new head coach

    July 3, 2013 4:53 PM

    BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have come to an agreement with Brad Stevens to be the 17th head coach of the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Stevens, age 36, has served for the past six years as the head... more »
  • Blackhawks look to close out Bruins

    June 24, 2013 10:35 AM

    BOSTON - The sixth game of the Stanley Cup Finals is being played tonight in Boston and if the Bruins don't beat the Blackhawks, the season will be over. Chicago tops the best of seven series 3-2 and can clinch the Cup and the NHL Championship with a win... more »
  • Boston Marathon winner presents his medal to city

    June 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    BOSTON - The champion of the men's 2013 Boston Marathon has returned his medal to Mayor Thomas Menino to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line of one of the world's top running events. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia participated in the Boston... more »
  • Stanley Cup series back in Chicago

    June 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    CHICAGO - Now that the NBA season is over all eyes can fall on the Stanley Cup Finals. The best-of-seven series is tied at 2-2 after the Blackhawks' 6-5 overtime win Wednesday in Boston. The series moves back to Chicago for Game 5 tomorrow night. Following that... more »
  • Congressmen find few Boston attack clues in Russia

    June 2, 2013 6:13 PM

    MOSCOW - The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed there was "nothing specific" that could have helped prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, but that the two countries need to work more closely on joint security threats. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican... more »
  • FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

    May 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    BOSTON - Law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. Two officials confirmed that 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev came at the agent Wednesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • Boston Marathon invites stopped runners back

    May 16, 2013 10:26 AM

    BOSTON - Boston Marathon organizers say runners who couldn't finish this year's race because of the explosions at the finish line can come back next year. The Boston Athletic Association says people who passed the halfway checkpoint but not the finish line will get a code they can use to... more »
  • Funeral home: No one wants to bury bomb suspect

    May 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts funeral home director is scrambling to find a cemetery that will bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan has 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body. He says protesters have gathered outside his business, upset with his decision to handle the funeral.... more »
  • Obama defends FBI handling of Boston investigation

    May 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is defending the FBI's handling of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation as Republicans ready for oversight hearings on the attack. Obama tells the Spanish-language television network Univision he doesn't think it's fair to say law enforcement "dropped the ball" The president says "there are going... more »
  • 2 men charged in Boston bomb case waive bail

    May 1, 2013 3:23 PM

    BOSTON- A third college friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is being held pending a detention and probable cause hearing. Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to federal investigators. A hearing is scheduled for Monday. Two other friends of bombing suspect (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) waived... more »
  • Lawyer: 2 arrested anew are suspect's friends

    May 1, 2013 10:27 AM

    BOSTON - A lawyer says two of the three people newly arrested in the Boston Marathon bombing case are men originally from Kazakhstan who were friendly with the main suspect. Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev appeared via video for a visa violation hearing in immigration court in Boston on Wednesday.... more »
  • GOP rep wants asylum review in immigration bill

    April 25, 2013 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he want to overhaul the way the U.S. grants asylum to immigrants after the Boston Marathon bombing. Rep. Bob Goodlatte is a Virginia Republican. He says U.S. authorities should consider whether asylum applicants are, quote, "engaging in aggressive tactics" in... more »
  • Back from Boston, LSU trainer still dealing with aftermath

    April 24, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trainer Ray Castle and three student trainers from LSU went to the Boston Marathon to aide with those running the race, but their work quickly went from a controlled situation to a scene of chaos when the two bombs exploded just seconds apart. Castle was about... more »
  • Marathon bombing suspects had been on welfare

    April 24, 2013 9:09 AM

    BOSTON- The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings killed in a shootout with police received welfare benefits from the state up until last year, when he became ineligible based on family income. A spokesman for the state Office of Health and Human Services on Wednesday confirmed a Boston Herald report... more »
  • Sources: Bombing suspects not tied to terror groups

    April 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two U.S. officials say slain Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda in the run-up to last week's marathon attacks that killed three people and wounded 180. Authorities believe neither Tamerlan nor his younger brother Dzhokhar had links to terror... more »
  • More charges coming for marathon bombing suspect

    April 23, 2013 10:16 AM

    BOSTON - He's already been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, in the Boston Marathon bombings -- but more charges are ahead for Dzokhar Tsarnaev. State prosecutors expect to charge him separately in the killing of an MIT police officer who was shot in his cruiser Thursday night... more »
  • It's over! Boston mayor's Tweet eases a nation

    April 19, 2013 10:36 PM

    WATERTOWN, Mass.- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, so-called "Suspect No. 2" in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, was captured Friday night, hiding in a boat behind a house near Boston. His brother, Tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in an attempt to escape police. Dzhokhar, 19, was last reported in serious condition after... more »
  • Social media source for Boston Bomber manhunt check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As viewers kept their eyes glued to the TV while the Boston Bomber manhunt ensued, they also used social media to keep updated on events. Whitney Breaux, a social media expert, knows the release of the suspects' images was a watershed moment for the case, thanks to... more »
  • Streets deserted in an uneasy Boston

    April 19, 2013 3:34 PM

    BOSTON - It's been far from a normal Friday in Boston and the surrounding area, as thousands of officers with rifles and armored vehicles swarm the streets. They're continuing the search for a 19-year-old college student who is wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing. Boston and some of its suburbs... more »
  • Red Sox, Bruins postpone games due to manhunt

    April 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    BOSTON - The Red Sox and Bruins have postponed their games while authorities search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. No makeup date was announced for the opener of the Red Sox three-game series against the Kansas City Royals scheduled for Friday night at Fenway Park. The Bruins... more »
  • Police find SUV believed linked to Boston suspect

    April 19, 2013 10:41 AM

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Connecticut State Police say a vehicle believed to be linked to a wanted Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been recovered. Police said in a news release Friday that a gray Honda CRV with Massachusetts plates was found in Boston. Authorities had said earlier that the vehicle... more »
  • Two pitchers look to go to 4-0

    April 19, 2013 10:19 AM

    BOSTON - Barring a change in the schedule because of the events unfolding in Boston, the Red Sox are home to Kansas City this evening. Clay Buchholz of the Sox is looking for his fourth win in as many decisions and starts the day with a 0.41 earned run... more »
  • Manhunt underway for Boston suspect, other killed by police

    April 19, 2013 7:12 AM

    WATERTOWN, Mass. - Authorities have identified the origin of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing to the Associated Press. This comes after a long night of violence that left one of them dead, while the other remains on the run. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained... more »
  • Police: One Boston suspect dead, other still at large

    April 19, 2013 4:35 AM

    WATERTOWN, Mass. - Police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another, who is believed to be tied to the Boston Marathon bombing. Shortly after the MIT officer was shot dead... more »
  • MIT: Campus clear after police officer's shooting

    April 19, 2013 2:33 AM

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say a suspect in the fatal shooting of an officer is no longer on campus. No arrests have been made in the MIT officer's shooting. The shooter is being sought. But MIT said Friday on its website it's... more »
  • Running groups organize "Baton Rouge Run for Boston"

    April 18, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Runners are banding together for those affected by Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. Saturday at 8 a.m, eight Baton Rouge area running clubs will participate in a 2.62 mile run in support of the bombing victims. The course begins at the steps of the state capitol and... more »
  • Feds deny reports of Boston bombing arrest

    April 17, 2013 2:05 PM

    BOSTON - Police and reporters have converged on the federal courthouse in Boston -- amid conflicting reports on whether a suspect is in custody in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon. Several media outlets had reported earlier in the day that... more »
  • Source: Arrest made in marathon bombings

    April 17, 2013 12:49 PM

    BOSTON - A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect has been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday. The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation. The official says the... more »
  • Homecoming begins for area runners in Boston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2013 10:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Area athletes, who were in Boston when terrorists blew-up two backpacks Monday, are returning home. Tuesday evening, a number of people- including some from the Baton Rouge-area flew into the airport in New Orleans. "It was horrible," Felicia Guidry told WBRZ News 2 about the scene... more »
  • FBI releases photo of backpack containing bomb

    April 16, 2013 9:36 PM

    BOSTON- The FBI released the first image of one of the shredded backpacks agents believe contained one of the explosive devices in the attacks at the Boston Marathon. Details were released in an unclassified bulletin, according to ABC . The bomb inside the bag was an "improvised explosive... more »
  • Consulate: Chinese national killed in Boston

    April 16, 2013 6:40 PM

    NEW YORK - The Chinese Consulate in New York says a Chinese national is the third person killed in the Boston marathon blasts. An official at the consulate's press section, who was not authorized to give his name, said that one Chinese student was injured and another died in the... more »
  • Boston U.: Grad student killed in marathon attack

    April 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    BOSTON - Boston University says a graduate student at the school was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. In a statement late Tuesday afternoon, the school said it was not releasing the name or any other information about the student, pending permission from... more »
  • Flags at La. buildings lowered to half-staff

    April 16, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered that state flags at government buildings in Louisiana be flown at half-staff until sunset Saturday. The executive order issued Tuesday is an expression of respect for victims of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Similar gestures are being made by local governments.... more »
  • Obama to visit Boston on Thursday

    April 16, 2013 4:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will visit Boston on Thursday, three days after a pair of deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says Obama will be attending an interfaith service. Three people were killed at the marathon's finish line, including an 8-year-old boy. More than 170... more »
  • No evidence of broader plot tied to Boston

    April 16, 2013 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there is no evidence that the bombings at the Boston Marathon are part of a wider plot. Napolitano says DHS will maintain what she called "enhanced security measures at transportation hubs" as a precaution. Two people briefed on the investigation say that a... more »
  • Dad of Boston bombing victim, 8, asks for prayers

    April 16, 2013 1:34 PM

    BOSTON - The father of the 8-year-old boy who perished in the Boston Marathon bombings is thanking family, friends and strangers for their support following his son's death. Bill Richard released a statement Tuesday afternoon about his son Martin's death. He says his wife, Denise, and 6-year-old daughter Jane also... more »
  • Person briefed on probe: bombs in pressure cookers

    April 16, 2013 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - A person briefed on the Boston Marathon investigation says the explosives were in 6-liter pressure cookers and placed in black duffel bags. The person says the explosives were placed on the ground and contained shards of metal, nails and ball bearings. The person spoke on the condition of... more »
  • Obama: Boston explosions investigated as terrorism

    April 16, 2013 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - 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. He called the bombing "a heinous and cowardly act" used to target innocent civilians. Obama spoke to reporters at the White House... more »
  • Doctor: Marathon victims had metal in wounds

    April 16, 2013 10:17 AM

    BOSTON - Massachusetts General Hospital's chief of trauma surgery says doctors removed "a variety of sharp objects," including pellets and nails, from the wounds of victims of the Boston Marathon explosions. Dr. George Velmahos said Tuesday that in his opinion the metal fragments came from the bomb and not from... more »
  • Mass. gov: No unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon

    April 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 150 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the... more »
  • Doctor: Metal in Boston bomb victim leg like BBs

    April 16, 2013 7:33 AM

    BOSTON - A doctor at a hospital where victims of the Boston Marathon explosions were taken says an X-ray of one victim showed what could be small ball bearings throughout the injury. Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish... more »
  • Third person dies after terrorist attack in Boston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2013 8:36 PM

    BOSTON- A third person has died after two bombs exploded on the Boston Marathon's route Monday. Police commissioner Ed Davis confirmed the three deaths but provided no details. The explosions also left more than 130 people injured. Some of the victims lost arms and legs. Other injuries... more »
  • Toll from marathon bombing now more than 120

    April 15, 2013 7:00 PM

    BOSTON - Authorities say bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed two people and injured more than 120. Eight hospitals report that they are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition. The injuries ranged from cuts and... more »
  • Boston police: No one in custody in race blasts

    April 15, 2013 5:14 PM

    BOSTON - Boston police say no suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police Commissioner Edward Davis also says that the fire at a library a few miles away and more than an hour later doesn't appear to... more »
  • Police: Third incident now believed to be fire

    April 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    BOSTON - Police said an incident at the JFK Library in Boston is now believed to have been a fire, after the police commissioner said at a press briefing it was an explosion. Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters just before 4 p.m. CT they were treating the incident at... more »
  • Security beefed up worldwide after Boston blasts

    April 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide are stepping up security following explosions at the Boston Marathon. Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the department has opened an emergency operations center, increased patrols for transit and other critical areas including... more »
  • La. marathon runner: "People without limbs" after explosions Play Video

    April 15, 2013 3:03 PM

    BOSTON - At least one group of runners competing in the Boston Marathon when two explosions occurred said they are all right. Varsity Sports sporting goods in Baton Rouge had two teams competing in the marathon, and put out on social media that they were okay after the explosions... more »
  • LIVE VIDEO: Two explosions at Boston Marathon finish line

    April 15, 2013 2:21 PM

    BOSTON- Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in at least two deaths, according to Boston Police. Through their official Twitter account, Boston Police said two were dead and 23 injured by a pair of explosions near the marathon's finish line this afternoon. ... more »
  • Moderate economic growth

    March 6, 2013 7:48 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Federal reserve says the U.S. economy was growing at a moderate level in 10 of its 12 regions with Boston and Chicago lagging. The Fed's Beige Book survey says the growth is helped by strong auto sales, a recovery in housing and improved job prospects. Consumer spending increased... more »
  • Celtics hope to extend winning streak to eight

    February 11, 2013 10:51 AM

    UNDATED - There are eight games on the NBA schedule tonight, with one team looking for an eighth straight victory. The Boston Celtics have no time to rest after an exciting 118-114 triple overtime win over the Denver Nuggets last night. Tonight, they are in Charlotte to play the... more »
  • Red Sox agree to terms with OF Gomes

    November 26, 2012 10:35 AM

    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Jonny Gomes on a two-year contract that would reportedly pay him $10 million. The Red Sox have not announced the deal. But a baseball official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because Gomes had yet to take his... more »
  • Ryan says he will return to Congress

    November 7, 2012 10:51 AM

    BOSTON - Paul Ryan says he is returning to Congress. The failed Republican vice presidential nominee said Wednesday that he will be seated when the new House convenes in January. But first, he says he's looking forward to spending some time with his family before resuming his responsibilities as House... more »

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PM T-Storms
87°
70°
Fri
Scattered T-Storms
86°
70°
Sat
PM T-Storms
85°
69°