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Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 03:45 PM CST

Arlington PD Brightens West Children's Christmas

Arlington PD Brightens West Children's Christmas

The Arlington Police Department is trying to make Christmas a little brighter for the children of West.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM CST

Family of Fallen West Firefighter Picks Up Pieces

Family of Fallen West Firefighter Picks Up Pieces

A surprise blessing for a young family who lost their father in the West fertilizer explosion eight months ago.

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM CST

West High School Razed Following April Blast

West High School Razed Following April Blast

Crews have begun tearing down a Central Texas high school that was severely damaged in an April fertilizer plant explosion that claimed 15 lives.

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM CST

Community Thanksgiving Held in West

Community Thanksgiving Held in West

Several hundred people took part in a community Thanksgiving meal in a Central Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 03:12 PM CST

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Orders Reviews After West Explosion

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Orders Reviews After West Explosion

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has ordered Texas senators to review safety regulations and emergency response procedures in the aftermath of the fertilizer plant explosion in West.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 03:11 PM CST

Texas Debuts Ammonium Nitrate Search

Texas Debuts Ammonium Nitrate Search

The Texas Fire Marshal's Office has launched a website that lets Texans search for facilities with large amounts of ammonium nitrate.

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 06:05 PM CDT

Estimated Cost of New West Schools Cut in Half

Estimated Cost of New West Schools Cut in Half

School officials in West say the estimated $117 million cost of rebuilding schools destroyed by a fertilizer plant explosion can be cut in half.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM CDT

West Fertilizer Cited for Safety Violations

West Fertilizer Cited for Safety Violations

‪The chair of the U.S. Senate committee investigating a blast that leveled several city blocks of the small town of West, Texas, announced Thursday that the United States Department of Labor will cite the...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 05:23 AM CDT

Government Shutdown Delays West Explosion Investigation

Government Shutdown Delays West Explosion Investigation

The partial government shutdown is causing delays in the federal investigation of the fertilizer plant explosion in West.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM CDT

Donation Money Finally Going to West Blast Victims

Donation Money Finally Going to West Blast Victims

Officials in the central Texas town devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion earlier this year finally are moving forward with distribution of money collected from private donations.

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Complete coverage of a massive fertilizer plant explosion that leveled the small Texas town of West. Five to 15 people are estimated to have been killed and over 160 have been injured.
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