Posted: Apr 18, 2013 4:57 PM
Updated: Apr 18, 2013 6:59 PM
BOSTON - Makeshift memorials are going up near the site of Monday's bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon. Posters, shoes, letters, flowers, t-shirts and many more things adorn guard rails set up near the finish line of the race. Memorials continue to grow as do the crowds near the blast site. Thursday morning thousands came together for an interfaith service with President Obama at the Cathedral of Holy Cross. Thousands of others lined the streets to pay their respects.
The President offered words of encouragement at the service saying the strength and spirit of the victims will help them put their city and lives back together- a sentiment echoed by residents. "I have always felt a strong sense of community here in Boston and I think all this has show an outward display of what we feel," said Meghan Greco at Boylston street. "We all stand together you know. We got each others back", said Boston resident Justin Deshiro.
"I feel I like many others in Boston are grieving at this point for the many people that were injured and the city of Boston and what this event has meant for the world", said Loraine Magrath. Magrath had a T-shirt made in honor of 8-year old Martin Richard- one of three killed in the explosion. It had the words, "no more hurting people" and a piece sign. Magrath says it was inspired by the sign Richard made at school. A picture of Richard holding the sign before his death has since gone viral on the internet.
Other dignitaries at Thursday's interfaith service included Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Three people were killed and more than 180 injured when bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.
Posted 1:47 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
JOPLIN (AP) — A southwest Missouri newspaper's recent attempts to obtain emails from three former public officials in Joplin resulted in two denials because the records were wiped clean soon after the leaders left office.
The Joplin Globe, which requested the records, reports (More)
Posted 1:38 PM 11/29/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Sunday marks the 11th annual Drive Safer Sunday on the year's busiest day of travel.
Non-profit organization Road Safe America (RSA) is reminding drivers to be safe on the roads during the holidays including not only Thanksgiving, but also the upcoming Christmas and New Year's (More)
Posted 1:30 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
SILEX (AP) — The mayor of a tiny eastern Missouri town is dead after being involved in a head-on collision with a vehicle that crossed the center line.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 67-year-old David E. Rice of Silex was pronounced dead Friday at a St. Louis-area (More)
Posted 11:31 AM 11/29/2015 by Associated Press
NORMANDY (AP) — It's been more than 15 months since Michael Brown became a household name after a white police officer shot and killed the black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
But Brown's fame stands in stark contrast to the relative obscurity of his (More)
Adv. - more news below
Posted 6:52 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration on how the state spends money to help refugees.
The Legislature recently set the Monday hearing in response to deadly attacks in Paris and criticism of Nixon's decision not to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/28/2015 by Emma Balkenbush, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Natasha Johnson started the group, Show Me-Just and Caring Communities, in 2013 and is now beginning to develop the group further.
Johnson started the anti-bully group with another parent after learning about a middle school student who had committed suicide after (More)
Posted 3:29 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway patrol arrested the man responsible for two high speed chases in Boone and Audrain counties Saturday afternoon.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department said the initial call reported a suspicious incident, in which the suspect knocked on the (More)
Adv. - more news below
Posted 2:18 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
SEDALIA (AP) — The cause of a fire that destroyed three Sedalia homes on Thanksgiving Day isn't known.
Sedalia Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Irwin says the cause couldn't be determined because of "the complexity of the house." The Sedalia Democrat reports that heavy smoke (More)
Posted 1:00 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest in terms of drivers on the road, but about 29 million of those vehicles aren't equipped with a spare tire. New data from AAA shows that more than one third of 2015 vehicles on the road are missing spare tires. In most of those (More)