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Amgen Lab Explodes; Ducks Are Dying in Redwood City; Mom Turns in Purse-Snatching Son

Plus, East Bay woman to revisit Boston and finish her marathon.

Erica Robertson is returning to the Boston Marathon in April to finish the race she wasn't allowed to complete in 2013.
Erica Robertson is returning to the Boston Marathon in April to finish the race she wasn't allowed to complete in 2013.

By Genevieve Bookwalter/Patch Editor

Today we have employees hurt and a lab damaged in an explosion at Amgen, ducks dying in a popular Redwood City pond, and a mom who turned in her son for stealing an elderly woman’s purse.

We also have this heartwarming story from Walnut Creek Patch, about a local woman’s plans to return to Boston to finish the marathon that was, of course, struck by the killer bomb attack:

In April, Erica Robertson is going to complete what two terrorist bombers wouldn't let her finish last year.

Robertson was four miles from the end of the 2013 Boston Marathon when she and other runners were stopped because of the explosion of two bombs at the finish line of the historic race.

Robertson did accomplish one goal in her curtailed run.

She raised $11,000 for medical research into Rett syndrome, a disease that has afflicted her 7-year-old daughter, Avery.

Click the links below for this story and more.

Local Woman Returning To Boston To Finish Her Marathon Quest

Employees Injured, Lab Damaged in Amgen Inc. Explosion

Purse Snatch Suspect Turned In By His Mother

Sonoma County 23-year Old Is Latest Bay Area Flu Death

Ducks Dying in Popular Redwood City Birdwatching Pond

MVPD: Midnight Residential Prowler Arrested After Nightmare Incident Last Night

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