Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Boston Marathon explosions
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Boston Marathon explosions

Monday, Apr 15, 2013

* If you’re following the news you know that two explosions occurred at the Boston Marathon finish line. Here’s a quick ScribbleLive feed to help us all keep up.

Try to avoid repeating rumors in comments, please, but help us keep up if you can. Blackberry users click here

- Posted by Rich Miller        

46 Comments
  1. - Empty Chair - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 2:50 pm:

    Rich, Reuters has a good ScibbleLive feed on their website. You might just want to link to that:

    http://live.reuters.com/Event/Boston_Marathon_Explosion


  2. - justbabs - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 2:54 pm:

    ABC reported that injuries are severe, and a temporary morgue has been set up on site. Mass Genl has admitted only a few people but with severe-critical injuries. Two explosions, may have been in a car(s) less than 100 feet from race route.


  3. - Say again - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:02 pm:

    ABC News has been talking to runners and participants. Several report seeing severed limbs.


  4. - Rich Miller - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:02 pm:

    EC, thanks. I incorporated theirs into mine.


  5. - wordslinger - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:04 pm:

    The cowardly punks who did this, for whatever twisted reason, picked the wrong town if they want to scare anyone.

    They have no game and they are losers.

    Boston is where this country was born, is and has been a beacon of freedom for tens of millions for hundreds of years, and that won’t change, no matter how many bombs go off.

    Boston is where Benjamin Franklin was born: ”Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither.”


  6. - Out Here In The Middle - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:09 pm:

    “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”


  7. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:12 pm:

    NBC reporting Boston PD preliminary report of only one IED was used in this attack. Reports of more than one may be reverberations off of buildings, etc. Other reports are that there were two explosions.

    Two confirmed dead 23 seriously injured.


  8. - wordslinger - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    It’s being reported on the radio that the Internet scammers are already out there, spamming e-mail asking for donations for “Boston relief.”

    There are no legitimate “new” relief funds out there. Don’t give them money. Red Cross, Salvation Army, always your best bets.

    What despicable people. There is not a prison cell or corner of hell cold enough for these monsters Internet scammers.

    Sounds like the Boston police are really on it.

    Let’s all get behind Boston as a country, and not hang them up over politics like we did with Jersey and New York with Hurricane Sandy.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    Boston, as the Center of the American Revolution, both in thought and action, is not going to back down and cower the American way of life because of an act of cowardice.

    My thoughts and prayers are for the victims, the city of Boston, and our country.


  10. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:22 pm:

    Penn. Ave closed in front of the White House as a security measure.

    Counter-terrism experts reported saying there was more than one device used.


  11. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:35 pm:

    It is Patriots Day in New England. That has a great deal of meaning. Those who set off the bombs are nothing approaching patriots. they are murderers and cowards.


  12. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:47 pm:

    Rich, I will say that the Scribble feed here is as informative as any source on this atrocity. Thank you for this service.


  13. - Knome Sane - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:50 pm:

    I am sorry to say that we, as a nation, have reached a point of no return. By that I mean we are so polarized that the comments on the Boston Herald website are about the gun rights debate, or anti-Obama sentiment that I want to puke. Very few (of the early posts) are about the well-being of those injured. Of course, no surprise, the Boston Herald article was link via Drudge. Such vile!

    My thoughts and prayers are with the injured and with the casulties’ families.


  14. - Say again - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:54 pm:

    A third bomb has been confirmed. This is an on-going event.


  15. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:58 pm:

    The Boston Police Commissioner just said that ATF is assisting Boston Police in the effort to figure out what happened. The ATF is regularly thwarted at the national level by lack of budget support and Senate votes for agency leadership that are held up by opposition. The ATF is helping today, it’s what they do. Wonder why people are suspicious of those who fight the ATF?


  16. - Wensicia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 3:59 pm:

    The fact that the JFK library explosion is probably connected worries me. There could be more devices planted elsewhere.


  17. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:01 pm:

    Boston PD Press Conference asks people to be cautious and not to congregate in large groups. Two explosives were detonated 50 to 100 yards apart. There was a third explosion outside the JKF Presidential Library with no injuries reported a short time after the first two.


  18. - Archiesmom - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:06 pm:

    JFK library fire was mechanical and is not considered connected, Wensicia. Good news.

    Call me paranoid, but the fact that this was done on Patriots Say and tax filing day makes me more than a little suspicious that this is a home-grown single looney or group. Authorities supposedly have recovered an intact device, and may have CCTV footage.

    Sad day. My husband ran Boston years ago, and we have friends running this year who are thankfully okay.


  19. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    @Archiesmom, no, the Boston PD Comm said there was a third explosion and it was at the JFK Library. Logan Airport shut down.


  20. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:11 pm:

    I used this to find out if a friend was running today. Thankfully, she wasn’t. http://baa.org/individual.html


  21. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:16 pm:

    @Chavez-respecting Obamist, thanks so much for that link! still wondering if two friends were watching the race. the Newtown families were being honored at mile marker 26 with a sign for the 26 victims. sad again.


  22. - Rich Miller - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:17 pm:

    To the deleted moron. You’ve crossed a very bright line. Not only are you banned for life, but I’m coming at you.


  23. - Abe the Babe - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:19 pm:

    FYI - Jason Rudis, former HGOP/Comptroller staffer, ran the B marathon today and is ok along with his family acocrding to his FB post.


  24. - Wensicia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:34 pm:

    I just heard, NBC is reporting the JFK library incident was a fire, not an explosion.


  25. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:40 pm:

    My thoughts and prayers are also for the victims and their families, and for law enforcement and medical staff who so bravely and ably help in such tragic events.

    The NY Post reported that there is a Saudi national suspect, but that has not been confirmed and this point should probably not be taken as fact.


  26. - phocion - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:42 pm:

    Unity and love will defeat nihilism and hate. Pray for Boston.


  27. - Just The Way It Is One - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:59 pm:

    The POTUS is about to address the Nation about the Bombings in a few minutes…


  28. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 4:59 pm:

    Tufts Medical was on lockdown but that seems to be over.


  29. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:09 pm:

    Experts commenting now that bombs packed relatively small power, perhaps indicating amateur construction.


  30. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:26 pm:

    now that we know the Boston police commander was incorrect about the JFK incident, what about the other three incidents, the two explosions and the one device recovered unexploded….where were they located? two bombs that went off were in garbage cans, the first one nearest the race on Boylston, the second away from the street, as in the direction in which those affected would run. and did run after the first went off. where was the third?

    no one has taken responsibility for this destruction. the videos are harrowing. prayers for the victims.


  31. - Jake from Elwood - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:27 pm:

    Terrible event. God bless our Massachusetts first responders helping out all the injured.


  32. - redleg - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:33 pm:

    Cooler bombs maybe? Horrific.


  33. - Responsa - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:34 pm:

    The Boston Marathon is a prestige American event that is known throughout the world and brought watchers, participants and media presence from around the globe to Boston today. I believe this key fact may end up being the best early clue as to which type of known terrorist group would most “benefit” from worldwide publicity for this dastardly act.


  34. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:49 pm:

    remember the first reports about the Oklahoma City bombing? that a Middle Eastern man was responsible? we all know how that turned out. terrorism is terrorism, whether international or domestic. the President is treating this as terrorism. we just don’t know where the terrorist/s are from.


  35. - Ggal - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:56 pm:

    What a sad day it is. I have heard reports that the type of bombs used are: the first bomb causes injuries and the second bomb kills the first responders. How can anyone do this, those who are injured or died are our mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. I am the parent of a first responder and I am scared.


  36. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 5:58 pm:

    @Ggal, hope your first responder stays safe out there! thanks for the service.


  37. - PublicServant - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 7:50 pm:

    This is opinion.

    The facts:

    Patriot Day in Boston.

    April 15th; Tax Day

    Last Mile of Boston Marathon dedicated to Newtown victims.

    I believe these coincidences point to domestic terrorists.


  38. - PublicServant - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 7:51 pm:

    Or a lone wolf Domestic Terrorist in my opinion.


  39. - fake county chairman - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 8:07 pm:

    i am a former military military member it seems unfortunate that maybe we might have to use bomb sniffing dogs along event routes like this i hope they get these dirt bags


  40. - Lost in the Weeds - Monday, Apr 15, 13 @ 10:07 pm:

    It is way to early to know who or why regarding this act- but air time and internet space is to be filled.I want to speculate, but I will keep my typing fingers in check. That video of the the 78 year old marathoner falling down will be seen a million times and he is already getting interviewed in many places. The guy in red in front of him ducked a little and kept on running to the finish line. No interviews for him I wonder.


  41. - Jorge - Tuesday, Apr 16, 13 @ 12:35 am:

    This is yet another sad day for America. May we continue to have the strength to persevere. My thoughts and prayers go out to those afflicted by this tragedy.


  42. - FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Apr 16, 13 @ 6:35 am:

    My thoughts are with those in Boston. This is not a time for partisanship, this was an attack on Americans. Whoever is responsible, whether domestic or foreign, is a coward and deserves death.


  43. - Belle - Tuesday, Apr 16, 13 @ 7:38 am:

    Anyone who has done a race (even a 5k), participated as a volunteer, or been there for a friend knows these are lovely, peaceful events that are about people trying to accomplish something. It’s so difficult to consider the horror of all of this.


  44. - Amalia - Tuesday, Apr 16, 13 @ 8:13 am:

    love that Tribune Sports page tribute to the teams in Boston. fantastic thoughts in the face of the horror.


  45. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Apr 16, 13 @ 7:44 pm:

    May th4 Good Lord bless all of those fellow Americans so horribly affected by this–to say the least–profound tragedy which is an affront to us all…!


  46. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Apr 16, 13 @ 7:45 pm:

    Once again that poor typing, accidental spelling…meant to say “the” Good Lord…!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Hastings circulating petitions for SoS and AG as Ald. Burnett declares he's not circulating
* Backlogged bills hit a new high this week
* Question of the day
* "The overall news is good" about Asia trade trip
* Rate the Sen. Kwame Raoul AG campaign announcement video
* Raoul takes "full responsibility" for "bad" Erika Harold comment, Maze Jackson apologizes to listeners
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Durkin says he doesn't think Illinois "needs to give away the store" to snag Amazon
* Biss tries to explain the Ramirez-Rosa matter
* *** UPDATED x1 *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Legislative candidate announcements
* An argument against assisting the St. Louis Amazon bid
* Why did Lisa Madigan retire?
* Currency exchanges say they want higher fees to boost lagging profits
* DGA tour coverage roundup
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Illinois economy "stuck in neutral"
* The great exodus
* Rauner signs civil asset forfeiture reform bill
* Harold unveils long list of legislator endorsements
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Certain Regulatory Shackles Lifted from Nurses .....
* IDHS To Increase Eligibility For Child Care Ass.....
* Rauner Signs Asset Forfeiture Bill - Alton Dail.....
* New Illinois law gives nurses additional tools .....
* 2 Investigators: Firm Claims Political Retaliat.....
* Bernard Schoenburg: Democrats highlight Rauner’.....
* Our View: Diverse voices needed as Statehouse m.....
* Southern Illinoisans see good, bad in Lisa Madi.....


* Authorities: Illinois father killed sons, set house on fire
* Chicago man gets 12 years in prison for theft from seniors
* DuPage getting $390,000 to fight opioid epidemic
* Son of Chicago's public housing chief charged in murder
* University of Illinois at Chicago to create $100M complex
* Suit: Pregnant Illinois officer forced to take unpaid leave
* 1 student shot, 1 arrested at central Illinois high school
* State Sen Raoul to run for Illinois attorney general in 2018
* 1 student shot, 1 arrested at central Illinois high school
* Life term reduced for Illinois woman in 4-year-old's death

* Raoul enters AG race, apologizes for 'Miss America' comment
* AG candidate Raoul apologizes for 'bad characterization' of opponent
* Report: Payments for treatment of addictions, mental illness often denied
* Republican McClure will run against McCann in 50th Senate district
* Republican McClure will run against McCann in the 50th Senate district
* Rep. Drury leaves governor's race to run for attorney general
* Rauner signs revamp of EDGE business tax-credit
* Rauner to lawmakers: Help me balance the budget
* Bernard Schoenburg: Running mates help balance governor tickets
* Statehouse Insider: AFSCME contract suit may not be heard until next year

* Guggenheim's CEO said to seek control of insurer in shake-up
* Cook County Health to buy piece of struggling insurer's Medicaid biz
* State expects solid dividends from Asia trade trip
* As other guvs rail against Obamacare repeal, Rauner clears his throat
* How Graham-Cassidy would play out in Illinois


* 2 men critically hurt in Grand Crossing shooting
* Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors
* Bigger and louder isn’t better for ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’
* Dear Abby: Co-workers laugh at my fear of blood
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Sept. 21, 2017
* 55-year-old woman from Nigeria missing from Mercy Hospital
* Parents of woman killed in 2015 crash on Kennedy Expressway sue driver
* CPD to outline new public safety reform training regimen
* Lester on persistent command woes: ‘There’s nothing physically wrong’
* Abreu reaching select company with historic production


* Families, friends worry over Puerto Rico hurricane, Mexico City quake
* Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico, leaving island without power
* Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1B bet on devices
* Seoul to resume aid to North Korea but doesn't set date
* Mexico rescuers race to free girl, other survivors after quake that killed at least 230
* Jon Lester's woes hover over Cubs entering NL Central showdown in Milwaukee
* Jon Lester has lack-of-command performance as Rays knock him out, win 8-1
* SEC reveals 2016 hack of filing system that may have led to illegal trading
* Cubs, pesky Brewers set to face off again for four games at Wrigley North
* Man critically hurt in West Side shooting, at least 2 others shot in city


» State Sen Raoul To Run For Illinois Attorney General In 2018
» Suit: Pregnant Illinois Officer Forced To Take Unpaid Leave
» Palestinian Activist To Be Deported To Jordan From Chicago
» Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation
» County In Illinois To Use Grant To Aid Endangered Bumblebee
» Canada Could Stop Dealing With Boeing Over Dispute
» Currency Exchanges Pushing Fee Increase
» 3 Big Takeaways On Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Decision To Not Run For Reelection
» Judge: Sessions Can't Deny Grant Money For Sanctuary Cities
» State Week: Blagojevich Speaks; (Lisa) Madigan & Currie Leaving


* Our View: Diverse voices needed as Statehouse makeup poised to change
* Bernard Schoenburg: Democrats highlight Rauner's 'broken record'
* Kathleen Parker: The New Center seeks volunteers
* Raoul enters AG race, apologizes for 'Miss America' comment
* AG candidate Raoul apologizes for 'bad characterization' of opponent
* Report: Payments for treatment of addictions, mental illness often denied
* E.J. Dionne: The priority is still to save Obamacare
* Over DACA, an acute case of Trump panic syndrome
* Ralph Martire: Illinois needs to make higher education a priority
* Catherine Rampell: A chilling study shows college students hostile toward free speech


* Police Beat
* Madison County board gives EMA director a raise, votes down vehicle-tracking program
* Illinois Lottery
* Local results for Wednesday, September 20
* Crimsons fall to Devils
* Fling: In Brief
* Library sets down roots (music) in backyard
* Brown, Pike receive emergency grants
* Letter to the editor: Eavesdropping truth is out, but explanation not
* Steam show maintains, updates heritage


* Girls golf: Carmel tops Nazareth
* Psychiatrist: Naperville woman believed she was killing the devil
* Girls volleyball: Fillies go to 4-1 in MSL West
* Boys soccer: St. Viator fights back for 2-2 tie
* Wauconda will play -- to honor coach Ryback

* Rep. Randy Hultgren announces 2017 Congres...
* Congressman Randy Hultgren Visits Raue Cen...
* Hultgren pushes for CHIP funding ahead of ...
* Indivisible billboard targets Hultgren, Ro...
* Good government - The Daily Progress
* Hultgren pleads for continued funding of f...
* Hultgren Welcomes United Kingdom Commitmen...
* 14th District Democratic candidates square...
* Montgomery mayor hosts health care forum a...
* What suburban members of Congress say abou...

* DuPage getting $390000 to fight opioid epi......
* DuPage getting $390000 to fight opioid epi......
* DuPage getting $390000 to fight opioid epi......

* DuPage getting $390000 to fight opioid epi......
* DuPage getting $390000 to fight opioid epi......
* DuPage getting $390000 to fight opioid epi......

* Retailers get defensive about pop prices
* “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
* Frappuccinos With The Fuzz! Macchiatos With The Man!
* EXTRA: Video blasts from Chgo past
* Illinois REALTORS® support Legacy Awards in Springfield
* 4 more ways for REALTORS® to stay safe and protect their customers
* Barrido fundraiser set for Wednesday, October 4 in River Forest
* CTA Video Of Wilson Station, Past and Present
* If Teachers Unions Are So Great, Why Aren’t Our Schools?
* You're Invited To A Patio Party At Lawrence House On Saturday


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* What does Google’s partnership with HTC mean for you?
* Three-year-old Nexus Player officially gets Android Oreo after nasty-looking bug
* Analyst: iPhone X delayed as mass production has not even started yet
* Myst-Like Puzzle Game 'The Witness' Now Available From the App Store
* Google Purchases HTC's Pixel Division for $1.1 Billion
* Google buying HTC smartphone-related units for $1 billion
* Google makes a major investment in HTC in exchange for employees and IP portfolio

* Sox Century: Sept. 20, 2017
* Moncada's blast not enough to slow Astros
* Astros 4, White Sox 3: Houston capitalizes on mistakes
* Fulmer faces test against AL West champs
* Moncada's blast not enough to slow Astros
* LIVE Color Feed: White Sox vs. Astros
* Shields knows not to take Astros lightly


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller