Boston Manhunt Locks Down City

All of Boston is currently on lock down this morning as they search for the other suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. This video is this morning’s coverage on ABC.

CNN is reporting, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died after an overnight shootout with police. He’s the man described Thursday by the FBI as black-capped Suspect No. 1 in the attacks that killed three. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, apparently escaped.


Amanda Knox Interview, Book to go on as Planned

Despite the recent Italian court ruling striking down the acquittal of an American college student, plans for Amanda Knox’s memoir and an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer will go forward.

“Waiting to Be Heard,” the memoir of Knox caught up in her roommate’s murder investigation will be released on April 30, 2013.

“As planned, HarperCollins will publish Amanda Knox’s book… and will move forward with the interviews that we have scheduled,” said HarperCollins spokesperson Tina Andreadis.

According to reports, an ABC spokesman confirmed the interview hasn’t been recorded yet and is still scheduled to air on a special primetime broadcast on April 30.

It’s believed that Italian prosecutors won’t be able to force Knox to return to Italy to be retried in the murder of her roommate.

Legal analyst Kendall Coffey says, “Of course, [they’re] going to demand that she return,’’ Coffey, told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

“[But] extradition is a time consuming process. It requires facilitation by the State Department and then you have a judicial right in the federal courts to fight extradition.”

Coffey said that under U.S. law, trying Knox again for the same crime would be considered double jeopardy.

Knox, from the Seattle area, moved to Perugia, Italy for a study-abroad program in 2007. Her British roommate Meredith Kercher was found murdered in their small bungalow.

Police charged Knox, her new boyfriend Rafaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast resident living in the city, with the murder. Knox and Sollecito’s conviction was overturned on appeal in October 2011, when their lawyers raised questions about the handling of the evidence, and the pair were freed. Guede remains in jail.

School Cracks Down on Leggings

A junior high school in California is cracking down on leggings. Kenilworth Junior High in Petaluma, Calif. is enforcing a dress code that states that girls wearing leggings without something covering up with shorts, skirts or dresses will not be allowed on campus.

The school says they’re trying to prevent students from showing up to class in see-through clothing.
“The concern my staff and I have is basically seeing underwear,’’ Kenilworth principal Emily Dunnagan told “With girls, leggings can be very, very thin, and leggings are fine as long as there is something over the top of them. We want to keep the learning environment distraction-free.’’

Dunnagan says she’s received two dozen phone calls and emails from parents supporting the new dress code, and about seven from parents who were against it. The school has more than 900 students.

Girls who violate the dress code won’t be sent home, but instead sent to the main office to change into pants or shorts. If boys wear baggy pants that expose underwear, they’ll also be in violation and will be given a rope to pull their jeans up.

Recently, a high school in Washington DC made headlines after a principal told a student that her outfit was inappropriate. The student’s shirt wasn’t longer than finger-tip length.