WOSU News Archives For: April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Explosions: Wednesday’s Developments

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Flowers, flags and balloons at a memorial in Boston near the site of Monday's explosions.
9:27PM
April
17, 2013

The investigation continues. The FBI and other agencies are appealing to the public for help. It’s possible the key clue may be in a photo or video taken by a spectator.

Gun Background Checks Fail In US Senate; Rob Portman Votes “No”

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
4:51PM
April
17, 2013

US Senator Rob Portman was among those who helped the senate reject a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control.

Amendment Could Clear Way For Takeover Of Columbus Schools

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Mayor MIchael Coleman has repeatedly said he's not positioning for a mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.
1:13PM
April 17, 2013

As the legislature continues to hammer out the next two-year state budget, an amendment to the House version could open the door for at least a partial mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.

Columbus Race Organizers Rethink Safety Procedures After Boston

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Runners in the Columbus Marathon
12:12PM
April 17, 2013

The bombings at Monday’s Boston Marathon have organizers of Columbus’ largest racing events re-thinking safety precautions.

State, Local Police Partner In New Crackdown On Child Porn

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Mike DeWine -- file photo
8:17AM
April
17, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working with local police to increase enforcement of child pornography laws.

Former Marine Gets 20 Years For Arson At Ohio Mosque

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The fire caused extensive smoke and water damage throughout the building.
7:53AM
April 17, 2013

A former Marine from Indiana has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting he started a fire inside a northwest Ohio mosque because he wanted revenge for the killings of American soldiers overseas.

Boston Marathon Explosions: Tuesday’s Developments

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A marathon runner, wrapped in a blanket to stay warm after the race, watched Monday as authorities investigated the bombings that shook the finish line area at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were killed and dozens were wounded.
A marathon runner, wrapped in a blanket to stay warm after the race, watched Monday as authorities investigated the bombings that shook the finish line area at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were killed and dozens were wounded.
7:39AM
April
17, 2013

The investigation into the explosions that killed three and injured dozens continues. We’re tracking developments.

Woman In Critical Condition After COTA Bus Sprayed With Gunfire

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Police are looking for a red Chevrolet Impala that was seen by witnesses leaving the scene.
7:28AM
April 17, 2013

Police say a woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head while aboard a COTA bus near downtown.