Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 07:12 AM CDT

West Students Head Back to School

West Students Head Back to School

Students displaced after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in April damaged their Central Texas town's campuses are coming home for the start of the new school year. When classes resume on Monday, students in...

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM CDT

Michigan Firefighters Drive Donated Firetruck to Abbott

Michigan Firefighters Drive Donated Firetruck to Abbott

The Abbott Volunteer Fire Department, which was decimated by the explosion in West, is getting help from their firefighting friends in Michigan.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM CDT

Former West Paramedic Released on Bond

Former West Paramedic Released on Bond

A former West paramedic charged with possessing an explosive device will released into his parents' custody, a judge ruled Thursday.

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM CDT

Family Moves Into West's First Completely Rebuilt Home

Family Moves Into West's First Completely Rebuilt Home

The Central Texas town of West is celebrating the completion of the first home to be fully rebuilt after April's deadly fertilizer plant explosion.

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 02:16 PM CDT

West First Responders Died of Trauma

West First Responders Died of Trauma

Autopsy results for first responders killed in the West fertilizer plant explosion have shown all died of blunt force trauma or blast injuries.

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 09:06 AM CDT

No Evidence Links Ex-Paramedic to West Blast: DA

No Evidence Links Ex-Paramedic to West Blast: DA

The Texas Rangers have turned up no evidence linking a former paramedic from a small Central Texas town to a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM CST

Obama, FEMA Approve West Disaster Funding

Obama, FEMA Approve West Disaster Funding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency had approved Texas' appeal of its initial decision and approved additional funding to help rebuild a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion,

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 06:14 PM CDT

Obama Orders Safety Review After West Explosion

Obama Orders Safety Review After West Explosion

President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules governing chemical facilities, months after a deadly blast at a fertilizer plant in Texas and a rash of other explosions at...

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM CDT

West EMTs Graduate Three Months After Deadly Blast

West EMTs Graduate Three Months After Deadly Blast

The small central Texas town damaged by a deadly fertilizer explosion blast has graduated its first class of emergency medical technicians in nearly 10 years.

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 09:37 AM CDT

Despite Safety Concerns, Fertilizer Business Expands

Despite Safety Concerns, Fertilizer Business Expands

Potential expansion for fertilizer businesses comes with concerns after the explosion in West, TX.

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