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

Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

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.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM CDT

West Anniversary Brings Lawmakers Back to Capitol

West Anniversary Brings Lawmakers Back to Capitol

This week's anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:16 AM CDT

Firefighters Step Up to Help One of Their Own

Firefighters Step Up to Help One of Their Own

Firefighters from different departments are helping a young widow finish the remodeling her late husband started, just one week before the anniversary of his death in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.

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.

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