Complete Coverage: Tragedy in West | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM CST

West Donations Trickling Out to Blast Victims

West Donations Trickling Out to Blast Victims

NBC 5 investigation finds West charity slow to disburse funds to blast victims.

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 06:47 AM CST

Fire Marshal to Continue Ammonium Nitrate Tour

Fire Marshal to Continue Ammonium Nitrate Tour

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy is continuing to meet with local officials in Texas counties about the dangers of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that detonated in the West fertilizer explosion.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 10:36 PM CST

EPA Report on West Explosion

EPA Report on West Explosion

The Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the management of debris after the West fertilizer plant explosion last year. Read more about the findings on The Dallas Morning News.

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 04:56 PM CST

FEMA Awards $20.8 Million for West Schools

FEMA Awards $20.8 Million for West Schools

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded two public assistance grants totaling $20.8 million to repair the badly damaged schools in West.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 09:46 AM CST
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By Stephen Hawkins

Rangers Donate Money for Park in West

Rangers Donate Money for Park in West

The Rangers, who have made a $50,000 donation for West City Park, made a caravan stop Tuesday in the town of about 2,800 people less than 90 miles from their home ballpark.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 07:04 PM CST

West Gets First New School Building After Blast

West Gets First New School Building After Blast

A new school building will be dedicated Tuesday in the hard-hit community of West, TX.

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 07:18 PM CST

Brothers Killed in West Explosion Honored

Brothers Killed in West Explosion Honored

A new brush truck was donated to the City of West Monday in honor of brothers Robert and Douglas Snokhouse killed in the April 2013 fertilizer plant blast.

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM CST

Frustration Mounts Over West Aid Distribution

 Frustration Mounts Over West Aid Distribution

Residents of West desperate for cash to rebuild their lives have seen a foundation overseeing disaster relief collect about $3.6 million in donations from across the country. But less than 20 percent of that has...

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 05:35 PM CST

Heroes of West Explosion Named "Texans of the Year"

Heroes of West Explosion Named "Texans of the Year"

West's first responders named Texans of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 06:31 AM CST

West Mending From Blast Looks Ahead to 2014

West Mending From Blast Looks Ahead to 2014

West is still recovering from a fatal fertilizer plant explosion that flattened neighborhoods but residents are counted their blessings at Christmas.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Much of North Texas
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Much of North Texas

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 4 am for much of North Texas.

Three Storm Chasers Killed in Crash Near Lubbock: DPS
Three Storm Chasers Killed in Crash Near Lubbock: DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety says three people who died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in northwestern Texas were storm chasers.

Homeowners Battered By Storms Prepare For More Overnight
Homeowners Battered By Storms Prepare For More Overnight

Homeowners who suffered damage from Sunday night's hailstorm are bracing for more storms  this week, and some have been taking action to prevent further damage to their homes.

Classic Car Theft Ring Busted in Tarrant County: Police
Classic Car Theft Ring Busted in Tarrant County: Police

A 1931 Ford hot rod and a 1971 Chevy pickup were among the vehicles recovered when police busted a stolen classic car ring in Tarrant County.

DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources
DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources

Democratic National Committee has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal working, NBC News reported. Party staffs typically sees major turnover with a new boss, but the mass resignation letters will give new chairman Tom Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC's headquarters from scratch after staffing had already reached unusual low following a round of layoffs in December. Immediately after Perez' election in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated April 15, several sources tell NBC News.

Man in Custody After Couple Shot, Car Stolen in Fort Worth
Man in Custody After Couple Shot, Car Stolen in Fort Worth

Investigators have a person of interest in custody after two people were shot during what police are calling a random home invasion in West Fort Worth Tuesday.