WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - People are trying different ways to recover after the Boston bombings and one survivor got the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game at Fenway Park. }}" />

   
 
 
Boston Bombings Survivor Throws Out First Pitch At Fenway

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Originally Published on: 5/14/2013

  People are trying different ways to recover after the Boston bombings.   Paula Newton tells us how one woman begins to heal.   Even in Cambridge, the place the Tsarnaev's called home for years, the days are mercifully quiet again.   And more and more, talk of terror gives way to what you would expect here.   How are those Bruins and Red Sox doing?   "The Red Sox at Fenway Park, you know what could be a better tonic for this city now determined to carry on. You know for many victims and their families going to sporting events like this has really been part of their rehabilitation, their recovery," says CNN Reporter Paula Newton.   With undeniable courage, Heather Abbott is back at Fenway Park.   It was a Red Sox game on the day of the marathon that brought her to Boston.   After the game, she was grabbing a bite to eat at the race finish line.   And then where the bombs went off, she lost her left foot.   And so imagine the strength it takes to come back to Fenway and throw out the first pitch.   Abbott is firm, there's no use looking back.   The investigation does continue. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger brother, is still recovering in a prison hospital and will likely face more criminal proceedings in the next few days.   Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wiidow, has hired a new lawyer with expertise in terror cases.   Investigators still want to question her.   And then there's Tamerlan Tsarnaev. An FBI team is still on the ground in Russia, investigating what contact and influence extremists might have had with him.   "We don't have that evidence but that's the evidence that everyone's looking for, that connection, that link," says Boston Globe Reporter David Filipov.   Filipov is a veteran Boston Globe Reporter who lived in Russia for a decade. He has spent the last month trying to retrace Tsarnaev's path to extremism.   The older brother, he says, clearly went looking for literature and videos about it.   "Now did looking at that convince him that hey, I'm living in a place surrounded by Americans, Americans are killing muslims, therefore I have to go out and kill Americans," says Filipov. "This idea that I'm so radicalized I identify the enemy with these people here, and I'm going to kill them, that's something that rational people have trouble with."   And that's what this city is starting to come to terms with.   As the investigation becomes more complicated, the simple question of why, is almost impossible to answer.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Warm up tonight with a bowl of soup, while giving back at the 12th annual Soup Supper, benefiting the Harmony House. Full Story
Image1 The Kroger store on Ashland Road in Madison Township presented a nearly $8100 check Friday to Grace Episcopal Church. Full Story
 
Image1 Two people have been arrested in connection with a dead body found in Wooster. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Foundation's five-member staff is settling into its new home in the historic William Ritter House at 181 South Main Street in Mansfield. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Richland County Foundation Enjoying New Home

Clint Black Performs In Mansfield

Braintree

Slices Pizza Raising Money For Red Cross

Day In The Life: Matt Trukovich On Fight Day

More News