Columbians Return While Police Investigate Explosions

5 years 4 months 2 days ago Wednesday, April 17 2013 Apr 17, 2013 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:56:00 AM CDT April 17, 2013 in News
By: Asger Mow

BOSTON - On Wednesday, the final Columbia residents who attended the Boston Marathon are heading back home. On day three of the investigation into the explosions that killed three and injured 175 people, law enforcement officers are moving closer to finding clues.

A one-mile stretch on Boylston street is the area of focus for the investigation now. It is one of the only areas still closed to the public. It's considered to be the city's largest crime scene ever and more than 1,000 law enforcement officers and agents are working here.

So far, they said the two bombs were probably made out of kitchen pressure cookers packed with nails and other shrapnel all hidden in a nylon backpack.

Other findings suggest the devices may have been detonated with the help of a small circuit board investigators found along with wires and a battery. FBI experts said the devices indicate the bombs were detonated with a timer and not a remote control, according to The Boston Globe.

Meanwhile the identities of the dead victims of this tragedy are coming to light. The youngest was an eight-year-old boy from Boston who was cheering for his dad in the marathon. Another was a 29-year-old woman from Medford Massachusetts and the last one was a Chinese graduate student at University of Boston.

On Thursday, President Obama will arrive in Boston for a service on behalf of the victims at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross.

 

More News

Grid
List
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Students in one Southeast Missouri State University who don't want to leave their dogs or cats... More >>
2 hours ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:09:14 PM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
NORTH KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned... More >>
3 hours ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:47:32 PM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department is investigating a sex offense report on Saturday. According to a... More >>
5 hours ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:42:00 PM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri officials hope to attract the nearly 700 well-paying USDA jobs that are... More >>
5 hours ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:17:10 PM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a St. Louis man charged with killing... More >>
5 hours ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:50:00 AM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is... More >>
6 hours ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:44:16 AM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
SEDALIA (AP) — Officials say a worker injured near Sedalia in west-central Missouri has died. The Sedalia Democrat reports... More >>
8 hours ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 9:01:36 AM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
MILLER COUNTY - The Miller County Sheriff's Office reported that suspected shooter Devin Mckie is in custody after being arrested... More >>
19 hours ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:36:00 PM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
BOONVILLE – About 100 people rode their bikes early Saturday to help raise funds for the 43rd annual Missouri River... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:23:00 PM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in northwestern Missouri's Platte County say they've seized more than 200 pounds of... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:48:56 PM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
BLACK JACK (AP) — A baby bobcat found in eastern Missouri and being nursed back to health might be mistaken... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:42:55 PM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Funding cuts to in-home care for the disabled could force some Missouri residents into nursing homes,... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:34:39 PM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The North America Diving Dogs dock diving competition was in its second of three days Saturday at the... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:01:00 PM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary of an off-campus sorority house near MU. In... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:01:00 AM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery of Break Time North, 1210 East US 24.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:18:00 AM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- New court documents filed in the case of a Colorado man suspected of killing his pregnant wife and... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:09:31 AM CDT August 18, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and... More >>
1 day ago Friday, August 17 2018 Aug 17, 2018 Friday, August 17, 2018 10:57:37 PM CDT August 17, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that... More >>
1 day ago Friday, August 17 2018 Aug 17, 2018 Friday, August 17, 2018 8:10:26 PM CDT August 17, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 82°
6pm 83°
7pm 78°
8pm 79°
9pm 77°