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More Settlements Reached in West, Texas, Plant Explosion

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    More Settlements Reached in West, Texas, Plant Explosion

    The town of West, Texas, and several other plaintiffs have reached settlements and partial settlements of claims stemming from a deadly April 2013 explosion in the central Texas town.

    Waco-based state District Judge Jim Meyer has canceled a trial set to begin Tuesday. The settlements are the latest among more than 200 claims filed in the aftermath of the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 15 people and left dozens injured.

    Plaintiffs' spokesman and Waco attorney Steve Harrison tells the Waco Tribune-Herald the city and a nursing home reached settlements with CF Industries but have unresolved claims against the other major defendant in the case, El Dorado Chemical Co.

    Harrison says settlement terms are confidential.

    Tense Moments During Dog Pursuit

    [DFW] Tense Moments During Dog Pursuit

    An Arizona dog in a two-feet deep canal who couldn't climb out was rescued, but wiggled out of his leash leading rescuers to try to catch him as he ran through traffic. After 30 minutes, a good Samaritan was able to corner him. Fortunately, the dog is micro-chipped and will be returned to its owner.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 22, 2018)

    Defendants either manufactured or sold fertilizer that caught fire and exploded. They've denied any wrongdoing.

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