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Boston Marathon explosions

Two explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon resulted in numerous casualties.

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EARLIER: Prelimary reports of shots fired, possible body found

Garry and Tom Skilling and listeners chat about the updates with the Boston attacks and the remaining suspect on the manhunt.


Dzokhar Tsarnaev (FBI)

Bombing suspects’ uncle: They were ‘losers’

Bombing suspects uncle: They were ‘losers’

Johnny speaks to Watertown, MA residents on lockdown while police rush the neighborhood in search of Boston Marathon bomb suspect #2.


One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead and a second remains outstanding. We have the latest developments in the search.

Stay with 720 WGN for updates on this developing story.


The FBI has released photos and video of two individuals they consider suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon.



Additional, higher resolution photos (click to enlarge):

The FBI is requesting the following: “If you have visual images, video, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere, submit them on No piece of information or detail is too small. You can also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, with information.”

Garry talks about the photos issued for the identification of the Boston bombing suspects.

*Podcast  from 4/18/2013



Before Wednesday night’s Buffalo Sabres – Boston Bruins game at TD Garden in Boston, everyone in attendance paused to remember the events of Monday.

Video tribute:

Moment of silence:

National Anthem:


Source: ‘Significant progress,’ but no arrest in bombing