CNN Washington AM Note
April 19th, 2013
06:31 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Boston bombing suspect on the loose, police say

Violence terrorized Bostonians overnight, and police believe two suspects involved are the same men who allegedly planted bombs that killed three in the Boston Marathon Monday. One was shot dead early Friday, and the other is still on the loose, authorities said. One of the men, "suspect number 2" in Monday's bombing, is still at large in the Boston suburb of Watertown, where dozens of officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have fanned out to track him down, said transit police spokesman Paul MacMillan. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. Police warned residents to lock their homes and stay away from their windows and doors.

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Hospital, homes evacuated amid flood threats in Illinois, elsewhere

Record-setting rains in parts of the Midwest have caused hundreds of flight cancellations and flooding, with one northern Illinois hospital evacuating patients due to rising floodwaters. Forty-four patients were removed Thursday from Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois, due to the threat of rising floodwaters from the nearby Illinois River that had already soaked the two-story facility's ground floor, said hospital spokeswoman Janet Long. Of those, 27 were transferred to other hospitals and 17 ended up going home or back to their nursing homes. The evacuation was precautionary, Long said, adding that the hospital's emergency department will remain open Friday - when the Illinois River is expected to crest around 7 a.m.

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