Man Shovels Boston Marathon Finish Line

BOSTON, Mass. – In the wake of a record breaking blizzard in the northeast, a photo emerges of a man who made it his duty to clear the snow off of the Boston Marathon finish line. The photo went viral last night with the hashtag “Boston Strong,” had police searching for the man in the … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Boston Marathon Bombing

(CNN) — The U.S. Attorney’s office in Massachusetts announced today another arrest connected to last year’s Boston marathon bombings. 23-year old Khairullozhon Matanov was arrested and charged with one county of destroying, altering or falsifying information related to a Federal investigation. Officials said the charge was related to information on his computer. He’s also charged … Continue reading »

Boston Marathon Winner is American

BOSTON (AP) – American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist. He ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in … Continue reading »

Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Boston Marathon runner Justin Rosas wore jacket the jacket given out at last year’s race Tuesday and said he will never forget April 15th 2013. “It’s actually been more difficult today than I would have guessed on the one year anniversary. I don’t think about it every day, I do think about … Continue reading »

Boston Bomber Suspect Indicted

(CNN) — A federal grand jury has indicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. The 30-counts accuse Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, of using weapons of mass destruction and killing four people. Three people died in the marathon bombing. The brothers are also accused of killing an MIT campus … Continue reading »

Local Runners Rally for Bombing Victims

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. – Runners from across Southern Oregon laced up today at Lost Creek Lake for a charity run and memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing. Nearly 200 runners showed up to the event. Each wore a bib with a black ribbon and the name of one of the victims who died in … Continue reading »

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 »

Local Expert Talks Chechnya Connections

ASHLAND, Ore. — Investigators are working to piece together the history and motives behind the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing. One local expert says a piece of that puzzle can be found over 6,000 miles away. Evidence suggests the Tsarnaev brothers are of Chechnyan-Muslim descent. While there is no indication that ethnicity … Continue reading »

Boston Bombing: Suspect In Custody

CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody. — Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013 [UPDATE 5:45 P.M.] Boston Police said on their Twitter account the suspect is in custody. Police say officers sweeping the area. Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the … 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 »

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