Wednesday, May 22, 2013
During a confrontation with the FBI and the Mass. State Police, a Florida man was shot and killed and an officer was injured.
One man is dead and an agent is injured after a confrontation between the FBI and Mass. State Police in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing in the Orlando area on Wednesday morning. The FBI on Wednesday morning said an agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing when he attacked the agent. The FBI identified the person shot and killed as Ibragim Todashev, age 27. During the confrontation, Todaschev was shot and killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries. "As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time," the FBI said.
Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo invited them on stage for "America the Beautiful."
At the start of Town Meeting Tuesday night, Mark DiSalvo invited emergecy responders and Boston Marathon runners to the stage to honor them.
Monday, May 20, 2013
And he needs your help to spread the word.
Town Moderator Mark Disalvo has decided to pay tribute to the runners, volunteers, law enforcement, first responders and health care providers involved in the Boston Marathon at Town Meeting. "All these individuals were enjoying a pristine spring day when tragedy so severely changed the course of that fine day, both personal and civic," Disalvo said. "I hope to let them know that the North Andover community is aware and proud of their role and participation in what is now among the finest hours of our shared experience in the Commonwealth’s history." DiSalvo invites all North Andover residents who have been associated with the Boston Marathon itself and the health care and emergency and law enforcement response to the bombing tragedy and …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Boston Athletic Association has invited more than 5,000 runners to take to the course again next year.
It's been just more than one month since the Boston Marathon Bombing, and today the Boston Athletic Association announced that runners who were unable to finish will be invited back to the start line. "The opportunity to run down Boylston Street and to cross the finish line amid thousands of spectators is a significant part of the entire Boston Marathon experience," Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director, said. According to the B.A.A. there are 5,633 runners that started the race and made it past halfway who have been invited back for the race next year on April 21. "We want to thank our participants for their patience as we continue to work through the details of arranging this accommodation for them, and we ask for continued patience from …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Suspected Boston Marathon bomber's death caused by gunshot wounds, being run over by car.
The death of accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been ruled a homicide, according to a WCVB-TV report. According to the report, Tsarnaev's death was caused by gunshot wounds from police bullets and being run over by a car. Tsarnaev, 26, was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston at 1:35 a.m. on Friday, April 19. Specifically, Tsarnaev sustained gunshot wounds to his torso and "extreme" blunt trauma to his head and torso, according to WCVB. Police have said Tsarnaev was run over by his brother, Dzhokar, during a shootout with police in Watertown. Dzhokar, 19 escaped the gun battle but was later captured hiding in a boat at a Watertown home. The Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Home in …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.
Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody. Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon. There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public. UPDATES BELOW 4:40 p.m. Attorneys for the three suspects all gave brief statements outside of the courtroom. Each stressed that his client cooperated with the investigation. An attorney for Kadyrbayez denied that his …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Federal officials took a DNA sample from Katherine Russell after female DNA was found on one of the bombs.
FBI agents left the North Kingstown home of Katherine Russell – wife of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects – Monday with several bags and DNA samples, according to the New York Times. As part of its investigation, the FBI is looking to determine whether or not female DNA found on one of the pressure cookers used as an explosive device in the bombing is that of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife, Katherine Russell. The Boston Globe reports that the DNA could belong to a retail clerk who sold some of the bomb materials, a spectator at the marathon or another possible source. Officials also said that a fingerprint was found on a bomb fragment and they are collecting DNA and fingerprint simples from several people, including Russell. …
The all-day benefit raised money for the family of a Boston Marathon victim.
J Michaels Salon & Spa held a Cut-A-Thon Monday to benefit the family of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. The event was a success with many people attending." "I don't have the exact total yet because we accepted credit cards as well, but in cash raffles we raised $1,200," salon owner Marisa Mikol said. Check out these photos from the event.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Boston.com reports Middlesex County prosecutors are working with federal officials to charge Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the slaying of MIT officer.
Middlesex County prosecutors are working with federal officials in an effort to build a murder case against 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the shooting death of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier on the Cambridge campus April 18, according to Boston.com. A spokeswoman for the Middlesex County District Attorney's office told Boston.com they believe they will have sufficient evidence to prosecute Tsarnaev for Collier's murder and should be determining the exact charges soon. The DA's office is looking to speak to anyone who was in the area of Vassar, Main, and Ames streets in Cambridge between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. April 18, Boston.com reported. Authorities believe Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, 26, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
At bedside hearing on Monday, Miranda rights were explained to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
When a suspect has been arrested, that person is informed he or she has the right, under the Constitution, to silence and to an attorney — these are what are known as Miranda rights. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said Friday that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights when taken into custody due to a public safety exception in cases of national security and acts of terrorism, but he has since had the Miranda rights read to him. At Tsarnaev's bedside hearing, a federal magistrate read him the Miranda rights on Monday. See the full transcript of the bedside hearing on the New York Times website (the reading of Miranda rights begins on Page 4). The exception stems from a 1984 case, New York V. Quarles…