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Marathon Casualty Count Spikes

Investigators from the FBI inspect the boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding on Friday night in a backyard in Watertown, Mass., today. There is blood spattered on the wheel fender of the trailer and bullet holes in the hull of the boat. Tsarnaev had gunshot wounds to the head, neck, legs and hands when he was captured hiding out in the boat on Friday night. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, David L. Ryan)

The injury toll from the Boston Marathon bombings is much higher than initial counts indicated. The count of people treated in area hospitals for injuries from last week's bombing has risen sharply to 282, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. Earlier estimates were about 170. The commission says dozens of victims waited to go to the hospital for minor wounds or symptoms that they thought would go away on their own/USA Today.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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