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Mon April 22, 2013
Top Stories: Shots Heard As Manhunt Continues; NH Family Injured In Marathon Blasts Recovering
1. National: Shots, Explosions Heard As Boston Manhunt Continues
After a massive manhunt that locked down most of the Boston metropolitan area, police apprehended Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whom the FBI had identified as suspect 2 in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon. The Boston Police Department made the announcement in a twitter message late Friday night.
Ronald and Karen Brassard of Epsom were among the nearly 200 people injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. They were there with their daughter, Krystara Brassard, a student at Northeastern University, who was also injured in the blasts.
3. National: Apparent Explosions Rock Boston Marathon Finish Line
Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, leaving at least three dead and dozens injured, the Boston Police Department reports.
4. North Country: A New Battle: Review Of Historical Impact On Northern Pass Begins
On a spring day Nigel Manley, the manager of The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, stands on a little knoll and admires the view. “The Presidential Range. Today snow-covered and absolutely beautiful,” he says. But this scene could become a new front in the battle opponents of Northern Pass are waging.
There are so many stories from last Monday's events in Boston--stories of loss and horror, of runners and spectators and first responders and friends. Here is how Lisa and Ross Ramey saw the events: she as a finish line volunteer, her husband running in his first Boston Marathon, just half a mile from the finish when tragedy struck.
6. National: Boston Marathon Explosions: Latest Developments
The day after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, investigators began to unravel some of the details of what happened, and we began to learn about the lives of the three people who were killed.
Folks working in the world of water infrastructure have a joke: if all of those pipes, and storm-drains, and treatment plants were fire trucks, they’d be kept shiny and new. But instead much of that is buried underground, or kept out of sight in industrial parks, and often out of mind. So instead, tax and sewer rate-payers don’t worry about it until it breaks. And when it breaks you’ll know about it: sinkholes in streets, and backed up sewage aren’t pretty.
8. All Things Considered: The Demographics Of Disagreement On Climate Change
Tthe UNH Survey Center recently released the latest findings of the Granite State Poll. The Survey Center has been following a number of issues recently, the most high profile of which is whether or not there’s public support in New Hampshire for a proposed casino. The Survey Center has also been part of a project looking at public attitudes about climate change – namely, why there’s a consensus among scientists – but not the public - that global warming is happening and caused by human activity.
9. The Exchange: Understanding Autism
The numbers have been growing dramatically to the point where today one in eighty-eight children is identified with an autism spectrum disorder. Now new research suggests that some of these kids may outgrow this diagnosis. We took a look at that, and at the impact of autism, how it’s treated, and what the future may hold.
A Manchester man who heads a civil engineering firm says he remembers the older brother of the two marathon bombing suspects. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a teenage boxer new to the United States when Frank Wells says he met him.