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Updated at 3:01 PM

BOSTON — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.Within hours, Patrick shut down the region's public transportation system and made an extraordinary request of more than 1 million greater Boston residents:Shelter in place.

Updated at 1:38 PM

Much like the modern Boston Marathon, at its beginnings, the fledgling “American Marathon” was a race for the common man.

Updated at 1:35 PM

HOPKINTON – The massive Massachusetts State Police mobile incident command center played a pivotal role in the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last year.

Updated at 10:53 AM

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for March is 3.7 percent, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is 0.1 percentage points higher than the February rate of 3.6 percent, but is...

Posted at 10:45 AM

For more Dave Granlund cartoons, visit metrowestdailynews.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons. For more Boston Marathon information, visit wickedlocal.com/news/boston-marathon.

Updated at 10:39 AM

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 4.5 percent in March, primarily driven by another large increase in the state’s labor force. The March jobless rate compared with 4.4 percent for February, and 4.8 percent for...

Updated at 10:24 AM

Gov. Dave Heineman is expected to sign LB 254 into law on Monday. As a result of this law, some health insurance plans in Nebraska will provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in a child until the insured...

Updated at 10:22 AM

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 1:20 p.m. the Iowa Falls Police Department responded to an emergency call of an armed suicidal man at 413 College Avenue.

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