Local Woman Describes “Shelter in Place”

BOSTON, Mass. — Before the suspect was taken into custody, the governor of Massachusetts ordered a city-wide “shelter-in-place” this morning due to the manhunt. One Southern Oregon woman had a first-hand experience of the lockdown. NewsWatch12 spoke with Grants Pass resident Deanne Sharp who went to the Boston Marathon to support a friend. This morning, … Continue reading »

Boston Runners Return Home

ASHLAND, Ore. — Runners from the Rogue Valley who witnessed the Boston explosion are returning home and trying to regain normalcy in their lives. Karl Pryor returned home from Boston on Tuesday and on Wednesday, he was back to work, teaching at Ashland Middle School. Karl says when his students heard about the explosion, they … Continue reading »

Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombing

[UPDATE: 4/17/13] Authorities Close to Identifying a Suspect in Boston Bombing, Official Tells ABC News. [ORIGINAL STORY] BOSTON, Mass. — 3 people died and over 100 were injured when two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Paramedics treated several victims at the scene. Dozens of people were transported … Continue reading »

Local Runners Reflect on Boston Tragedy

MEDFORD, Ore. — The president of a local running club says she thinks the tragedy in Boston will only strengthen friendships among runners. Southern Oregon had more than a dozen runners compete in Monday’s Boston Marathon. The president of the Southern Oregon Runners says she knows several runners who competed in the Boston Marathon this … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Runners Witness Explosion

BOSTON, Mass. — More than a dozen Southern Oregon runners from Cave Junction to Klamath Falls are listed as participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon. One of those runners is Southern Oregon Public Defender Justin Rosas who says he and those with him are safe. In a statement, Justin Rosas says he trained for years to … Continue reading »