Monday, April 15 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-04-16 03:08:49 GMT
David Boyle was having a great time. The 53-year-old Fremont native and member of the Fremont Elite Runners Club was running in his 4th Boston Marathon and his 18th marathon over all. "It's a hobby," heMore >>
Two local men who ran in the Boston Marathon tell their stories of the bombing at the finish line.More >>
Monday, April 15 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-04-16 00:33:35 GMT
A Toledo man witnessed the first explosion at the Boston Marathon just over an hour after he finished the race.29-year-old Nick Apling completed his first Boston Marathon around 1:20 in the afternoon andMore >>
A Toledo man witnessed the first explosion at the Boston Marathon just over an hour after he finished the race.More >>
Monday, April 15 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-04-16 00:08:57 GMT
Runners from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan were part of Monday's Boston Marathon that was marred by a deadly bombing. So far, no local runners have been reported injured or missing. 13abcMore >>
Runners from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan were part of Monday's Boston Marathon that was marred by a deadly bombing. So far, no local runners have been reported injured or missing.More >>
Monday, April 15 2013 8:01 PM EDT2013-04-16 00:01:47 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Several Ohioans who ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday heard the loud explosions near the finish line that authorities said killed two people and injured more than a hundred.More >>
Several Ohioans who ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday heard the loud explosions near the finish line that authorities said killed two people and injured more than a hundred.More >>
Monday, April 15 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-04-15 21:06:05 GMT
BREAKING: 3rd explosion reported at JFK Library in BostonMore >>
Boston police say there's been a third explosion in the city, following two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed two people and injured many others.More >>
BOSTON (AP) - Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism.
President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."
As many as two unexploded bombs were also found near the end of the 26.2-mile course as part of what appeared to be a well-coordinated attack, but they were safely disarmed, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation.
The fiery twin blasts took place about 10 seconds and about 100 yards apart, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet, shattering windows and sending dense plumes of smoke rising over the street and through the fluttering national flags lining the route. Blood stained the pavement, and huge shards were missing from window panes as high as three stories.
"They just started bringing people in with no limbs," said runner Tim Davey of Richmond, Va. He said he and his wife, Lisa, tried to shield their children's eyes from the gruesome scene inside a medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners, but "they saw a lot."
"They just kept filling up with more and more casualties," Lisa Davey said. "Most everybody was conscious. They were very dazed."
As the FBI took charge of the investigation, authorities shed no light on a motive or who may have carried out the bombings, and police said they had no suspects in custody. Officials in Washington said there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Police said three people were killed. An 8-year-old boy was among the dead, according to a person who talked to a friend of the family and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Hospitals reported at least 144 people injured, at least 15 of them critically. The victims' injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums.
At Massachusetts General Hospital, Alisdair Conn, chief of emergency services, said: "This is something I've never seen in my 25 years here ... this amount of carnage in the civilian population. This is what we expect from war."
Some 23,000 runners took part in the race, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathons.
One of Boston's biggest annual events, the race winds up near Copley Square, not far from the landmark Prudential Center and the Boston Public Library. It is held on Patriots Day, which commemorates the first battles of the American Revolution, at Concord and Lexington in 1775.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis asked people to stay indoors or go back to their hotel rooms and avoid crowds as bomb squads methodically checked parcels and bags left along the race route. He said investigators didn't know whether the bombs were hidden in mailboxes or trash cans.
He said authorities had received "no specific intelligence that anything was going to happen" at the race.
The Federal Aviation Administration barred low-flying aircraft within 3.5 miles of the site.
"We still don't know who did this or why," Obama said at the White House, adding, "Make no mistake: We will get to the bottom of this."
With scant official information to guide them, members of Congress said there was little or no doubt it was an act of terrorism.
"We just don't know whether it's foreign or domestic," said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
A few miles away from the finish line and around the same time, a fire broke out at the John F. Kennedy Library. The police commissioner said that it may have been caused by an incendiary device but that it was not clear whether it was related to the bombings.
The first explosion occurred on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the finish line, and some people initially thought it was a celebratory cannon blast.
When the second bomb went off, spectators' cheers turned to screams. As sirens blared, emergency workers and National Guardsmen who had been assigned to the race for crowd control began climbing over and tearing down temporary fences to get to the blast site.
The bombings occurred about four hours into the race and two hours after the men's winner crossed the finish line. By that point, more than 17,000 of the athletes had finished the marathon, but thousands more were still running.
The attack may have been timed for maximum carnage: The four-hour mark is typically a crowded time near the finish line because of the slow-but-steady recreational runners completing the race and because of all the friends and relatives clustered around to cheer them on.
Runners in the medical tent for treatment of dehydration or other race-related ills were pushed out to make room for victims of the bombing.
A woman who was a few feet from the second bomb, Brighid Wall, 35, of Duxbury, said that when it exploded, runners and spectators froze, unsure of what to do. Her husband threw their children to the ground, lay on top of them and another man lay on top of them and said, "Don't get up, don't get up."
After a minute or so without another explosion, Wall said, she and her family headed to a Starbucks and out the back door through an alley. Around them, the windows of the bars and restaurants were blown out.
She said she saw six to eight people bleeding profusely, including one man who was kneeling, dazed, with blood trickling down his head. Another person was on the ground covered in blood and not moving.
"My ears are zinging. Their ears are zinging," Wall said. "It was so forceful. It knocked us to the ground."
Competitors and race volunteers were crying as they fled the chaos. Authorities went onto the course to carry away the injured, while race stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site.
Roupen Bastajian, a state trooper from Smithfield, R.I., had just finished the race when he heard the blasts.
"I started running toward the blast. And there were people all over the floor," he said. "We started grabbing tourniquets and started tying legs. A lot of people amputated. ... At least 25 to 30 people have at least one leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing."
The race honored the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting with a special mile marker in Monday's race.
Boston Athletic Association president Joanne Flaminio previously said there was "special significance" to the fact that the race is 26.2 miles long and 26 people died at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:39 PM EST2013-12-09 02:39:48 GMT
As the temperatures plummet, search vans from a local homeless shelter are hitting the streets of Toledo to make sure no one is left out in the cold. Cherry Street Mission has multiple vans that spendMore >>
As the temperatures plummet, search vans from a local homeless shelter are hitting the streets of Toledo to make sure no one is left out in the cold.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:21 PM EST2013-12-09 02:21:08 GMT
The Sandusky Highway Patrol post is investigating a Sunday afternoon crash that left a man seriously injured.Officers say Gary L. McKisic, 47, of South Amherst was westbound on Kneisel Road around 12:30More >>
The Sandusky Highway Patrol post is investigating a Sunday afternoon crash that left a man seriously injured.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:16 PM EST2013-12-09 02:16:30 GMT
Santa arrived at the National Museum of the Great Lakes on Sunday, but instead of reindeer pulling his sleigh, he arrived by barge. Kris Kringle also offered Christmas trees for free with the purchaseMore >>
Santa arrived at the National Museum of the Great Lakes on Sunday, but instead of reindeer pulling his sleigh, he arrived by barge.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 7:40 PM EST2013-12-09 00:40:13 GMT
The Toledo Rockets won't be getting a bowl bid this season Five teams in the Mac are headed to bowl games, but despite being having the fifth best record in the conference, Toledo won't be one of them.More >>
The Toledo Rockets won't be getting a bowl bid this season. Five teams in the MAC are headed to bowl games, but despite being having the fifth best record in the conference, Toledo won't be one of them.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-09 00:05:01 GMT
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are looking for two men they say tried to steal an ATM from the lobby of a state motor vehicle office in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck. Police say the men crashedMore >>
Authorities are looking for two men they say tried to steal an ATM from the lobby of a state motor vehicle office in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:27 PM EST2013-12-08 23:27:12 GMT
Laura and Bill Baldwin have their hands full. They are parents to four 3-month-old babies as well as a three-year-old daughter. The proud parents say Ryan, Reghan, Madalyn and Logan were a surprise, butMore >>
The parents of 3-month-old quads got a great surprise at fundraiser to help them raise money towards the purchase of a new van. A local church gave them a van.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 5:22 PM EST2013-12-08 22:22:40 GMT
A mother and her four sons lost everything but their lives in a devastating house fire Saturday night.The fire broke out in the attic of a home in the 2000 block of county Road 32 in Helena.The familyMore >>
A mother and her four sons lost everything but their lives in a devastating house fire Saturday night.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:10 PM EST2013-12-09 02:10:30 GMT
The Collingwood Presbyterian Church held a fundraising dinner on Sunday for the victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.Last month, the storm killed more than 5,00 people. Many survivors wereMore >>
The Collingwood Presbyterian Church held a fundraising dinner on Sunday for the victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:57 PM EST2013-12-09 02:57:29 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's Department of Commerce says the end of the year is a good time for Ohioans to closely examine their cable television bills for any upcoming rate increases. CommerceMore >>
The state's Department of Commerce says the end of the year is a good time for Ohioans to closely examine their cable television bills for any upcoming rate increases.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:52 PM EST2013-12-09 02:52:26 GMT
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Typewriters and a desk from the home of the original author of the Nancy Drew mystery books, along with a book detailing how the series was created, were auctioned in Ohio on Sunday. TheMore >>
Typewriters and a desk from the home of the original author of the Nancy Drew mystery books, along with a book detailing how the series was created, were auctioned in Ohio on Sunday.More >>