Boston Marathon

Here’s who’s been cast as the Boston Marathon bombers in ‘Patriots Day’

Mark Wahlberg's Boston Marathon bombing movie “Patriots Day” has cast the actors who will play the Tsarnaev brothers, TheWrap reported.Alex Wolff ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2") and Themo Melikidze (“Beautiful Something”) will reportedly play Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, respectively.RELATED:...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:28pm

Filming begins for 'Patriots Day,' Wahlberg’s Boston Marathon movie

As the three-year anniversary of the Marathon bombings approaches, filming for “Patriots Day,” the Mark Wahlberg-produced dramatization of the attack, was slated to begin in the Boston area this week.Film crews were working in Greater Boston for the first time on Tuesday, its publicist Alex Worman...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 1:48am

American Brussels victim stood near Boston Marathon bombings in 2013

American teen survives attack in #Brussels, his third brush with terrorism: https://t.co/owGNnmX5JA pic.twitter.com/vhLxidfTRG— ABC News (@ABC) March 22, 2016A Utah teenager injured in the attacks in Brussels was just a block away from where bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013,...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:54am

Marathon bombing survivor's car accident caused by alcohol and speed: Prosecutor

A Dubai prosecutor said the car accident that killed Boston Marathon bombing survivor and Northeastern student Victoria McGrath was caused by high speed and alcohol, the Boston Herald reported.The accident reportedly took the lives of three others including fellow Northeastern student Priscilla...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 6:05pm

There's an open casting call for Mark Wahlberg's Boston Marathon bombing movie

Does the thought of acting in a movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, directed by Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg not upset you in any way? Then we have good news for you!There’s an open casting call for "Patriot's Day" extras this Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 129 Braintree St. in...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 1:38am

Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car accident overseas

Two Northeastern University students, including a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, died in a car accident while traveling overseas, reports said.Victoria McGrath, the Marathon survivor, was killed along with Priscilla Perez Torres in the crash in an undisclosed country overseas,NECN reported....

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 9:44pm

Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ask to be replaced for appeal

The lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked to be replaced during the appeals process for the Boston Marathon bomber, according to published reports.Two members of the team of lawyers, which were appointed to Tsarnaev following his 2013 arrest, filed a motion on Wednesday in the U.S. Court of...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:35am

Sergeant to retire three years after pursuit of Boston Marathon bombers

MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Dic Donohue is retiring almost three years after being critically injured in the pursuit of the Boston Marathon bombers, according to WCVB. Donohue said that he is still not 100 percent despite having fought through "pain and limitations" to be able to return to active duty...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 1:05am

Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies from sudden illness

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Kevin White, who suffered a concussion and perforated eardrum because of the explosion that left six dead and about 280 others injured, has died after contracting a sudden illness, reports said.White, 37, was at the Boston Marathon finish line when the two bombs...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:38am

Boston Marathon bombing survivor's prosthetic dancing leg lost by airline

Boston Marathon bombing survivor and professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis claimed American Airlines lost her luggage, which contained prosthetic leg parts, but the airline now says her luggage has been found after she took to social media.Haslet-Davis lost her lower left leg in the April 2013...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:49pm

Nutter highlights security at Philly marathon

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter sought to reassure the public about security at this weekend’s GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon.Nutter told reporters on Tuesday that there is no known threat to the city or the marathon, and that while there will be heightened security, it will not go beyond what...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:55am

Jamaica Plain woman sentenced for One Fund fraud

A Jamaica Plain woman pleaded guilty Friday to lying about being a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to bilk a charity and local school out of money.Joanna Leigh was sentenced to one year in a house of corrections, suspended for a three-year probabtionary term. Leigh was indicted in March...

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:37am

Massachusetts Guardsman awarded first ever Soldier's Medal for heroism

When bombs tore through Boylston Street on April 15, 2013, the city of Boston showed the world the meaning of compassion and brevity when strangers rushed to the aid of those wounded in the blasts.There were those who ran into the heart of utter havoc to help the afflicted while crowds fled in...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:02pm

Boston bomber Tsarnaev apologizes

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence Wednesday at his formal death sentencing, asking, "Allah to bestow mercy upon those I killed and their families.""I am guilty of the bombing, let there be no lingering question about that," said Tsarnaev. "After the bombing, I learned the...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:42pm

No legal advantage for Tsarnaev to finally speak at sentencing, experts say

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will have the opportunity to address the court on Wednesday before he is formally sentenced to death but the question is, will he take the opportunity to speak?The 21-year-old convicted terrorist has yet to publicly open his mouth following his arrest for the heinous bombing that...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:34am

Boston Marathon bomber friend sentenced to six years

Dias Kadyrbayev, the friend of Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was sentenced to six years in solitary confinement for conspiracy and obstruction of justice on Tuesday morning.He will be deported back to his homeland of Kazakhstan following his release.Kadyrbayev was sentenced for removing a...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:04pm

Tsarnaev case far from finish line

A federal jury on Friday chose death by lethal injection for the Boston Marathon bomber, and though the decision brought closure to those affected by the devastating 2013 attack, the saga’s end is far from near.The jury’s decision doesn’t necessarily mean Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, will face imminent...

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 2:29am

Counseling available for bomber trial jurors

Jurors in the Marathon Bombing trial will have access to mental health counseling following the lengthy federal death penalty trial against convicted terrorist Dzhokar Tsarnaev.US District Judge George O’Toole will make services available to the 18 jurors provided under the federal Employee...

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:33pm

Still 'Collier Strong'

Hundreds gathered at the North Court on the MIT campus in Cambridge Wednesday to honor the life of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier and celebrate “Collier Strong” at the unveiling of a large granite memorial on Wednesday.Collier was shot and killed on the night of April 18, 2013, three days after...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:10pm

PHOTOS: Scenes from Boston Marathon 2015

The 119th Annual Boston Marathon was held today and thousands of people filled the streets of Boston to watch runners from around the world participate in the 26.2 mile race.RELATED: 2015 Boston Marathon resultsHere are some of the sights from Boston's big race.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:10pm