Saturday, May 11, 2013
Boys admitted to police wide discussions of bomb plots before they were overheard and reported, news reports says.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, May 11
Two Wauwatosa East High students discussed a variety of plans to plant bombs in the school before being overheard and reported, according to a story on Today's TMJ4 based on police reports released Friday. Wauwatosa Patch reported on April 29, a Monday, when parents were first notified by the School District, that a bomb scare had been uncovered late the previous Friday and that police were investigating more than one student's involvement. At the time, the School District announced, "Last Friday, after the conclusion of the school day, the District was made aware of a rumored bomb threat against East High School." The now-released police reports detail in more than 50 pages the two boys' admissions of discussing four different bombing …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Across Patch's network of 900 sites, including Wisconsin, people felt the effect of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
On mobile? You can see a scrollable, full-screen view of the map here. Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts. The Boston Marathon is a national and international event, drawing participants and spectators from far away. When the bombs went off, they reverberated among families, friends and people who joined vigils honoring the victims. To illustrate the reach of this story, we've created this interactive map which displays every Patch site that wrote a story about local people touched by the attack. Each marker on the map is clickable and includes the name of the local person connected to the story and a link to their story. The 400-plus markers…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Google launched a person finder for people to find information about marathon runners, spectators and participants. People can also add in information about a particular runner.
Thousands of runners and spectators participated in the Boston Marathon and after the explosions at the finish line people have been asking about the well-being of friends and family. More than 440 runners from Wisconsin registered for the Boston Marathon. Cell phone service has been cut in Boston and if you need to track someone down you know was in the area you can use Google's person finder for the Boston Marathon. The site allows you to search for information about someone or provide information. All you need to do is type in all or part of a person's name. A message will pop up saying "Status: Someone has received information that this person is alive" if there is positive information. If you have information about someone, click "I…
The running community in Wisconsin is sharing information on the safety of their runners on Facebook and sending out prayers to Boston.
Earlier in the day Monday, the Wisconsin running community was wishing Boston Marathon runners luck on Facebook, but hours later prayers are being sent their way after explosions have killed and injured dozens of people. Wisconsin's running community is coming together to send prayers and trying to get information about the status of Wisconsin runners through social media. Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon posted earlier on Facebook that more than 400 runners from Wiscosin were participating in the Boston Marathon. Their recent post reads, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Boston right now." Anne Coffman of Badgerland Striders Running Club, based in Wauwatosa, is asking runners to check in. "Strider runners in Boston, please check…
Seven Wauwatosa residents were signed up to run the famous race, which was rocked by two explosions about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line. One Tosa woman was almost at the finish and witnessed mayhem.
A Wauwatosa woman was nearing the end of the Boston Marathon when one and then another bomb went off at the finish line, her son said. Anne Gorzek, 52, a regular marathon runner, was not injured in the explosions, son Joe Gorzek said. "She was really close" to the finish, said Joe Gorzek. "But she's fine. "She just said everybody was running all over the place and it was really scary." As of 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Joe Gorzek said he and his family were getting no updates from his mother because everyone in the race area had been asked to disable their cell phones so as not to risk setting off any other bombs that might be hidden in the area. There were reports that two more unexploded bombs were found near the race site, but later updates…
Monday, April 18, 2011
Race annually draws more than 20,000 entrants.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Seven Wauwatosa residents were among the more than 20,000 runners to compete in Monday's Boston Marathon. Finishers were: First run in 1897, the Boston Marathon annually attracts about 20,000 runners and 500,000 spectators. Search for all results here.