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  • Report on Marathon bombings response delayed again

    Yesterday | via Boston.com 

    A long-delayed report examining the preparedness and performance of public agencies in response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings will be delayed at least a little longer, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said Thursday. "We're starting to get 2015 Boston Marathon stories going, and we felt at this time it probably wouldn't be advantageous," MEMA spokesman Peter Judge told WGBH Radio .

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  • Case against accused Boston Marathon bomber moves to...

    Thursday | via Yahoo! 

    The jury hearing the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday is due to hear more details about the deadly 2013 attack as prosecutors prepare to wrap up their case. Through 13 days of testimony at U.S. District Court in Boston, the jurors have heard witnesses ranging from people who lost limbs when the twin pressure-cooker bombs ripped through the crowd at the race's finish line to FBI agents who described finding fuses and metal BB pellets in the apartment where the defendant and his older brother lived.

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  • Boston bombing jury to hear about search of suspec...

    Wednesday Mar 25 | via WHTC 

    The jury hearing the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday will hear more evidence about what FBI agents found when they searched Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's college dorm room days after the deadly attack. Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a police officer three days later as he and 26-year-old brother Tamerlan tried to flee.

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  • Ballistic evidence, surveillance confirm Tsarnaev ow...

    Wednesday Mar 25 | via The Daily Free Press 

    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old accused of placing two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260, picked up Tuesday morning with continued testimony from Matthew Levitt. Tsarnaev has pled not guilty to all 30 federal counts for which he has been charged.

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  • Timeline That Lead to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Capture

    Friday Mar 20 | via ABC News 

    The start of the trial was about the crime. By the end of this week, federal prosecutors had established a timeline of incredible events that led to alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 's capture.

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  • 11:04 DIY bomb instructions, device remains shown at...

    Thursday Mar 19 | via AkiPress 

    The Boston Marathon bombing trial jury on Thursday saw the remains of a pressure-cooker bomb that prosecutors say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled at police during a gunfight four days after the bombing as well as jihadist files recovered from his laptop, reports Reuters . The bomb, described as similar to the twin bombs set off at the race, was extracted from a Honda Civic in which it embedded itself on a Watertown, Massachusetts street after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, detonated it during the gunfight.

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  • DIY bomb instructions and device remains shown at Bo...

    Thursday Mar 19 | via ABC News 

    The Boston marathon bombing trial jury has seen the remains of a pressure-cooker bomb that prosecutors say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled at police during a gunfight four days after the bombing, as well as jihadist files recovered from his laptop. The bomb, described as similar to the twin bombs set off at the race, was extracted from a Honda Civic in which it embedded itself on a Watertown, Massachusetts street after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, detonated it during the gunfight.

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  • DIY bomb instructions, device remains shown at Bosto...

    Thursday Mar 19 | via Reuters 

    The Boston Marathon bombing trial jury on Thursday saw the remains of a pressure-cooker bomb that prosecutors say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled at police during a gunfight four days after the bombing as well as jihadist files recovered from his laptop. The bomb, described as similar to the twin bombs set off at the race, was extracted from a Honda Civic in which it embedded itself on a Watertown, Massachusetts street after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, detonated it during the gunfight.

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  • Remains of pressure-cooker bomb shown at Boston Mara...

    Thursday Mar 19 | via Bangor Daily News 

    The Boston Marathon bombing trial jury on Thursday saw the remains of a pressure-cooker bomb that prosecutors say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled at police during a gunfight four days after the bombing, a device an FBI agent described as similar to the twin bombs set off at the race. The bomb was extracted from a Honda Civic in which it embedded itself on a Watertown, Massachusetts street after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, detonated it during the gunfight.

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  • Gunfight, bombs in focus at Boston bombing trial

    Thursday Mar 19 | via WNFL-AM Green Bay 

    The Boston Marathon bombing trial is due to turn on Thursday to damage to a residential street where prosecutors say defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev detonated a pressure-cooker bomb similar to the two devices he is accused of setting off at the race. Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade bombs on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later.

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  • Boston bomb jury shown weapons photos

    Thursday Mar 19 | via Reuters 

    NO REPORTER NARRATION The Boston Marathon bombing trial jury on Wednesday saw two sides of defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in pipe bombs he is charged with hurling at police four days after the attack. FBI forensic examiner D.J. Fife had been called to the witness stand by federal prosecutors to testify about the approximately $900 in cash Tsarnaev was carrying at the time of his arrest, most of which he allegedly stole from a carjacking victim.

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  • Jury sees accused Boston bomber's bombs, bloody swea...

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via Reuters 

    The Boston Marathon bombing trial jury on Wednesday saw two sides of defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in pipe bombs he is charged with hurling at police four days after the attack and the sweatshirt stained with his own blood he was arrested in. FBI forensic examiner D.J. Fife had been called to the witness stand by federal prosecutors to testify about the approximately $900 in cash Tsarnaev was carrying at the time of his arrest, most of which he allegedly stole from a carjacking victim.

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  • Key Moments From Day 9 Of Tsarnaev Trial Testimony: ...

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via WBUR-AM Boston 

    The two bombs were constructed using metal piping filled with gunpowder and BB's and a green hobby fuse used to activate them. Both bombs were shown to jurors in person.

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  • Clues were there: Inside Boston bomber's bedroom

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via NEWS.com.au 

    THIS drunk woman passed out, got frostbite, almost lost her hands, but she still managed to see the silver lining. WARNING: Graphic images GALLIPOLI is a place of significance for Aussies - and even more so for Turks.

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  • Testimony shifts to scene after Watertown shootout

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via Boston.com 

    A State Police bomb squad expert testified Wednesday about the pipe bombs found in Watertown at the scene of the violent confrontation between police and the Tsarnaev brothers several days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Trooper Robert McCarthy said the devices were "improvised grenades," made out of elbow pipe, rather than straight pipe, so they wouldn't roll.

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  • Boston bombing trial to focus on investigators' find...

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via Reuters 

    The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial is expected on Wednesday to hear more technical evidence on the investigation that followed the deadly blasts and the chaotic days afterward. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade bombs at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later.

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  • Report close on officer's shooting in Tsarnaev clash

    Wednesday Mar 18 | via Boston.com 

    After almost two years, law enforcement officials say they are close to completing an investigation into the near-fatal shooting of a police officer at the scene of a chaotic and violent confrontation between police and two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. A written report on the shooting is expected to be completed within two months, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement released Tuesday in response to an inquiry.

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  • Merhawi 'Howie' Berhe, Who Allegedly Gave Gun to Tsa...

    Tuesday Mar 17 | via Boston.com 

    Merhawi "Howie" Berhe who Stephen Silva said gave him the gun that Silva then handed to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in early 2013 was indicted last week on a federal gun charge. The indictment, originally reported by ABC News , says Berhe, 21, of Cambridge, "knowingly possessed" a Ruger pistol, which had its serial number removed, around the fall or winter of 2012.

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  • Boston Marathon bombing trial to focus on suspect's ...

    Tuesday Mar 17 | via Daily Mail 

    The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday was expected to focus on the suspect's arrest following a daylong lock down of much of the metropolitan area following the attack that killed three people and injured 264. The eighth day of trial opened with testimony from the man who found the bomber hiding inside his parked boat in the backyard of his home in Watertown, Massachusetts on April 19, 2013.

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  • FBI: Pressure cooker lid, fuse, nails seized from Ts...

    Monday Mar 9 | via Boston Herald 

    A gasket from the lid of a pressure cooker, wire cutters and hobby fuse were among the evidence authorities seized from the Cambridge apartment of Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the FBI agent who led the search testified this morning. In key testimony because prosecutors have never said who they believe built the two marathon pressure-cooker explosives or where, Special Agent Christopher Derks said a Cains Whole Pickles jar full of carpeting nails was seized from a shelf in the closet of one of the three bedrooms.

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Watertown Law

Will I get a DUI?
On Saturday night I had been driving home and fell asleep on the wheel and crashed into a tree. My car was totaled the police and ambulance came and had asked me what happened I told them I had worked a double shift and was tired and ended up falling asleep on the wheel. I had consumed alcohol but when they asked me if I had I said no and they seemed to have believed me. I was not asked to perform a breathalyzer or any sobriety test but was taken to the hospital on a stretcher and at the hospital they did a regular routine blood test. They said nothing about my blood test but on my hospital report it said right foot fracture, alcohol intoxication. The doctors also did not say anything to me about my BAC. I have received a citation in the mail for staying outside of marked lane and speeding but nothing for a DUI. I am wondering will the hospital give my blood test to the police and notify them I was drunk? It's been a week and I still haven't heard anything and am just a little nervous.
If the police went ahead and issued you a citation for the speeding and the marked lane violation then in it is...
I lost my license to operate a vehicle in massachusetts in 2005. Repeat offense under Melanie's Law. Did not take breathalizer.
Lost for 5 years for no breathalizer and 8 year for multiple offense. So i satisfied the 5 and I'm 2 1/2 in to the 8. What are my chances of reinstatement? What is the estimated cost?
Given the length of the suspension it appears that you had a 3rd offense OUI. If this is the case you can apply for a...
Can a cop charge you with an OUI if you were in a parking lot?
I was at a McDonald's parking lot and the cops came to my car and accused me of speeding away from a bank when I didn't and said that I needed to take a Breathalyzer. After about 5 Breathalyzers that were all below the limit, the 6th one read that it was 1 point over. They arrested me and at the jail they were calling me clowns and saying I was gonna die. I wasn't even driving when they stopped me. How long will my license be suspended for and should I hire a lawyer to defend myself?
You should hire an attorney. During your arraignment, if you are not accompanied with an attorney and if you qualify...
DUI/DWI in MA does it show in a cori and/or background check
In 2005 I plead no contest to a DUI/DWI charge. I want to be a nurse in a few years and was wondering if the DUI/DWI will show up on a CORI and/or criminal background check. I was told by the lawyer i had that it would go away after 5 years , and would only be brought back if i got another DUI/DWI. does anyone know the correct answer ??
You were arraigned on the OUI charge and that means that it will appear on your CORI, regardless of the way the case...
I filed a surcharge appeal from an auto accident and am awaiting a hearing.
In April 2012 I was involved In a small fender bender. An SUV swerved into my lane, without signaling, trying to get around a stopped vehicle turning left. Because of this I struck the rear of his vehicle at a low rate of speed. There was NO damage to the other SUV and minimal damage to my sedan (grille damage estimated at $275) we decided not to pursue. 6 months later I receive notice the other driver is going after my insurance company. I am found at fault and the other driver is paid out $21,000 for a whiplash claim (14 k medical 7 k payout) he did not claim any property damage. I have picture of both vehicles on the day of the accident. And need to gather more evidence to help my appeal. Any suggestions?
What is your basis for an appeal? Your insurance company does not have any motivation to pay more on a claim then they...
I received a dui in MA. Araignment 3/30. When will my offense show on a CORI?
I was taken to hospital and received a ticket while in the hospital. I'm pleading guilty. First dui. Im looking for a job and want to know if my charge will appear on a cori check immediately? If I receive a CWOF will that change anything in relation to a CORI check?
It will show up after your arraignment date. Specifically on the arraignment date or the day after. With regard to a...
DUI in CO - Moved to Boston. Questions about in-home jail and community service.
I got my 1st DUI in Denver on 12/5/14. I pled guilty on 2/19/15. My lawyer set up a plea deal where the DA would agree to a BAC of .199 (instead of .207) and I would do 10 days of in-home jail in Boston. However, I still have not been sentenced - this will be 5/8/15. Can I organize it and do the 10 days now or do I need to wait until sentencing? I have a lawyer in CO, but he hasn't responded to my voicemails, emails or msgs left with reception. He stopped responding 3 wks ago, right after my DMV hearing. Our contract is through sentencing, so he should still respond. (This is its own issue) Does anyone have any ideas about doing the in home jail? Are you aware of companies that do it in this area? Also, as far as Boston goes, what kinds of places count for community service? Thank you
this sounds strange, my guess is you might be mistaken about what happened in Court. It is possible you got a...