Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM CDT

Texas Agency Said Firefighters Unprepared for Blast

Texas Agency Said Firefighters Unprepared for Blast

The men who died last year fighting a fire at a Texas fertilizer plant that then exploded have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 04:49 PM CDT

A Year After West Blast, Less Than Half Donations Given

A Year After West Blast, Less Than Half Donations Given

A year after the West disaster, the foundation overseeing about $3.6 million donated afterward has approved less than half of that for residents in need.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 08:44 PM CDT

Safety Board Reports West Blast Was "Preventable"

Safety Board Reports West Blast Was "Preventable"

Officials for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a report Tuesday that said gaps in federal and state regulations made the huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant possible.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 09:04 PM CDT

West Could Rebuild Plant After Fatal Blast: Mayor

West Could Rebuild Plant After Fatal Blast: Mayor

The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 05:56 AM CDT

West Honors the Past and Looks to the Future

West Honors the Past and Looks to the Future

Residents of the small Texas town of West marked the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion by honoring the 15 victims and holding a moment of silence at the exact time of the fatal blast.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 09:12 PM CDT

West Focused on Moving Forward, One Year Later

West Focused on Moving Forward, One Year Later

Residents of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:08 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 11:44 AM 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 07:36 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...

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