Press Herald/Telegram reporters honored for coverage of Boston Marathon bombing

Glenn Jordan and David Hench, reporters for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, earned a first-place award in The Associated Press Sports Editors annual writing contest for their coverage of the bombing near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

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The award was given in the breaking news category for newspapers with a daily circulation between 30,000-75,000. Jordan was in Boston and provided reports from near the finish line, while Hench added details from the office to provide a full report.

Also in the breaking news category, staff writers Mike Lowe and Ed Murphy received a fifth-place award for their coverage of the Portland Pirates announcing their move to Lewiston.

Outdoors writer Deirdre Fleming was also recognized in the beat writing category with a tie for sixth place, while the Maine Sunday Telegram was an honorable mention in the Sunday section category.