Kevin Edson, Man Charged In Boston Marathon Suspicious Backpack Hoax, Sent For Psychiatric Evaluation
Kevin “Kayvon” Edson had a court appearance Wednesday on charges of threatening battery, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime and other charges.
Police in Boston detonated two unattended backpacks at the marathon finish line and arrested a man Tuesday night, on the one-year anniversary of the bombings that left three people dead and 260 injured during the marathon.
When the first blast went off, the Montclair native kept going. She said she feels if she hadn’t slowed down, she would have been right where the explosion happened.
Terrorists’ bombs prevented Larry Grogin from finishing last year’s Boston Marathon, so he’s heading back for this year’s race _ on foot.
It has been nearly a year since one of America’s biggest sporting events was brought to a halt.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.
We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.
This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.
Contrary to initial reports, David Ortiz did not finish third in the balloting in the Boston mayoral race.
McFadden won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race Sunday after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago in 2013.
Nearly 50,000 runners took off Sunday morning for the ING New York City Marathon.
The New York City Marathon was set to begin within 24 hours Saturday, and the NYPD has pulled out all the stops for security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.
Runner Angel Santiago and his training partner may lose some sleep the night before the race but it will be because of excitement, not security concerns. “I know New York is gonna be ready for it,” he said.
This NYC Marathon will look different in some ways: more barricades, bag screenings, bomb-sniffing dogs. Runners who returned after signing up for last year will wear special orange wristbands. The whole field will sport yellow and blue ribbons for the Boston victims.
Runners from more than 120 countries and all 50 states observed a moment of silence for the Boston Marathon victims and families before the race kicked off.