Boston Marathon bombing

marathon bombing
8:36 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Boston suspect's father: 'My son is a true angel'

This undated photo provided by the vkontakte website shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
AP Photo/vk.com

Tamerlan Tsarnaev practiced martial arts and boxing, even aspiring to fight on the U.S. Olympic team. Dzhozkar Tsarnaev had been on the wrestling team at a prestigious high school and won a scholarship from the city to pursue higher education. Neighbors recalled the ethnic Chechen brothers, living on a quiet street in Cambridge, Mass., riding bikes and skateboards.

Two brothers, one dead, one alive and at large. After hours of only grainy images of two men in baseball caps to go on, a portrait gradually emerged Friday of the men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The brothers, who came from a Russian region near Chechnya, lived together on Norfolk Street in Cambridge. They had been in the country for about a decade, according to an uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Boston bombing will not deter marathoners, sports-loving city

78-year-old Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens was running in his third Boston Marathon Monday when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts. He got up and walked across the finish line.
John Tlumacki The Boston Globe/Getty Images

"Of all the cities…and of all the sports.” 

That’s what KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel is saying about this week’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon. Art says the attack will only strengthen the resolve of marathon runners and the sports-loving city.

Sports with Art Thiel weekly commentary

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witnessing tragedies
6:05 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Man witnesses marathon bombing, plant explosion

In this Wednesday, April 17, 2013, photo provided by Joe Berti, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire near Waco, Texas.
Joe Berti Associated Press

People keep asking Joe Berti if he feels unlucky.

A bomb exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon seconds after Berti finished the race. Two days later, he was in his home state of Texas when he saw a fertilizer plant explode near Waco.

"I was just like, 'I can't believe this!'" said Berti, who said he had never witnessed an explosion before. Then he thought: "I just want to get out of here and get away from all these explosions."

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marathon bombing
11:21 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Lake Stevens runner: 'It was only 5 feet away from me'

John Tlumacki The Boston Globe

A 78-year-old Lake Stevens man running his third Boston Marathon was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts and caught in a news photograph that quickly went viral.

Bill Iffrig told The Herald of Everett that he heard a noise Monday and found himself on the ground.

"It was only 5 feet away from me," he said. "It was really loud."

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