Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM CDT

West Memorial to be Held Thursday Night

West Memorial to be Held Thursday Night

Preparations are in the final stages for the 1 year anniversary of the deadly explosion that killed 15 and injured hundreds in the small town of West.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:12 PM CDT

Set-Up for West Memorial Underway

Set-Up for West Memorial Underway

Setup is underway at the West Rodeo Grounds for Thursday night's memorial service. The service marks the first year since an explosion in West killed 15, including 12 first responders.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 02:34 PM CDT

West Recovering a Year After Deadly Blast

West Recovering a Year After Deadly Blast

Residents of West, Texas, which is recovering from a deadly blast that claimed 15 lives last year, but has a long way to go, will mark the one-year anniversary Thursday with a moment of silence at 7:51

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:07 AM CDT

Mayor Emotional After Hearing Song About West

Mayor Emotional After Hearing Song About West

Donna Beckham sings "Still Around West," a song penned by West resident Jenipher Janek whose home was destroyed in the blast. Mayor Tommy Muska, upon hearing the song for the first time, became emotional...

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM CDT

West Mayor Moved to Tears by Emotional Song

West Mayor Moved to Tears by Emotional Song

During a live on-air performance, West Mayor Tommy Muska became emotional after hearing the song "Still Around West" performed live for the first time.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:22 AM CDT

West Living Up to 'Rise Up' Motto

West Living Up to 'Rise Up' Motto

Dozens of people had breakfast with West Mayor Tommy Muska Thursday on the 1 year anniversary of the deadly explosion that killed 15 people, including 12 first responders.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 06:28 AM CDT

West Mayor, One Year After Deadly Explosion

West Mayor, One Year After Deadly Explosion

Mayor Tommy Muska says the loss of life from a year ago still weigh heavy on many in the small town of West.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 06:55 AM CDT

Rise Up: West Still Recovering 1 Year Later

Rise Up: West Still Recovering 1 Year Later

One year after a fertilizer explosion killed 15 people, including 12 first responders, the town of West is still recovering.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 04:28 PM CDT

State Awards $4.8M to West Recovery Efforts

State Awards $4.8M to West Recovery Efforts

State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to West.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 05:08 PM CDT

Fire Chief Urges Changes Ahead of West Anniversary

Fire Chief Urges Changes Ahead of West Anniversary

The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements.

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