Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

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.

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 08:38 PM CDT

Westfest to Have Few Reminders of April Tragedy

Westfest to Have Few Reminders of April Tragedy

West is set to be awash in sausage, sauerkraut and its famous kolaches this weekend as the town holds its signature celebration of its Czech heritage -- the first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer...

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM CDT

West Rising Up on the Gridiron

West Rising Up on the Gridiron

More than four months after a fertilizer plant explosion leveled much of the town, high school football is bringing West together.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 12:32 PM CDT

West Rallies for New Football Season

West Rallies for New Football Season

West, TX, is coming together to rally support for the start of the high-school football season.

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 03:17 PM CDT

Fire Marshal: Inspections Refused Since West Blast

Fire Marshal: Inspections Refused Since West Blast

Five facilities in Texas with large quantities of the same fertilizer chemical that fueled the deadly plant explosion in West have turned away state fire marshal inspectors since the blast, investigators...

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM CDT

More Tests to Solve West Explosion Expected in 2014

More Tests to Solve West Explosion Expected in 2014

State officials say some testing that could identify what caused the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant is not scheduled until 2014.

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.

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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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