NOON NUGGETS: Friday, April 19, 2013

Posted: April 19, 2013

With Wire Reports

Your final midday look for the week at Winchester and beyond.

 

WEATHER: It's overcast and 69 degrees in downtown Winchester. Temperatures will not get too high this afternoon, only reaching 72. Rain and thunderstorms may dominate the day. A 100 percent chance through the day and a 70 percent chance tonight. Close to an inch of rain is possible through it all.

Then we dry out under cooler temperatures the next three days. Clear to partly cloudy through Monday with temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s for highs. Lows below 40, including near 32 Sunday night/Monday morning.

 

No, Little One, You Can't Go In There

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky looks as if he is shooing a puck away from a place it isn't supposed to be Thursday night. He went to a full split to block a shot on goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles.

(The Associated Press)
 

HEADLINES:
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the run, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.

The suspects were identified by law enforcement officials and family members as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, ethnic Chechen brothers from Dagestan, which neighbors Chechnya in southern Russia. They lived near Boston and had been in the U.S. for about a decade, an uncle said.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1 and was seen in surveillance footage in a black baseball cap, was killed overnight, officials said. His brother, a 19-year-old college student who was dubbed Suspect No. 2 and was seen wearing a white, backward baseball cap in the images from Monday's deadly bombing at the marathon finish line — escaped.

The law enforcement officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the unfolding case.
Authorities in Boston suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for Suspect No. 2 went on. Businesses were asked not to open. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home.

ALSO: Official: 12 bodies recovered after Texas blast

Kerry: Partly there delivering justice for Boston

Family says accused ricin mailer is mentally ill

2 Russians take spacewalk outside space station

Reports: Boeing Dreamliner could fly next month

3 years later: oil spill cleanup, study carries on

Anger, fear, tears normal response to disasters

SOMETHING STRANGE: Wrinkled dog up for adoption in Texas gets surgery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An excessively wrinkled dog has had surgery to help him see and hear better as caregivers in South Texas seek a home for the animal.

The San Antonio Humane Society says a 2-year-old Chinese shar-pei (pay) named Sesame was available for adoption beginning Tuesday. Dr. Courtney Bridgeman says the surgery is a big improvement for Sesame.

The animal underwent procedures to remove excess skin and pin back his ears. Shelter officials say the dog had so many facial wrinkles that he could hardly open his eyes and was prone to rashes. The weight from the wrinkles also closed access to the dog's ears and he developed infections.

Society officials on Monday announced the successful surgery.

COMING IN SATURDAY'S STAR:
Texting and driving becomes a primary offense in Virginia on July 1, which means that authorities can pull over drivers they see texting behind the wheel.

A feature on Henry Kyd Douglas, the man who “rode with Stonewall” Jackson.

More on the six local people who ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday. They talk about the bombing, how they’re coping and the outpouring of support from the Winchester community.


SPORTS:
Today

Baseball
Handley at Kettle Run, 6
James Wood at Millbrook, 7
Clarke County at George Mason, 7
SVCA at UCA Tournament, TBA

Softball
James Wood at Millbrook, 5
Handley at Kettle Run, 6
Clarke County at George Mason, 7
Musselman (W.Va.) at James Wood, 8

Boys' Soccer
Handley at Kettle Run, 7
James Wood at Millbrook, 7
Geogre Mason at Clarke County, 7

Girls' Soccer
Kettle Run at Handley, 4
Flames Home School at SVCA, 5:30
Millbrook at James Wood, 7
Clarke County at George Mason, 7

Boys' Tennis
Handley at Kettle Run
James Wood at Millbrook, 4:30

Girls' Tennis
Millbrook at James Wood, 4:30

Track and Field
Millbrook at Woodgrove Invitational, 3