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Dr. Kent Brantly

North Texas Doctor’s Unselfish Act As Ebola Outbreak Tops 700 Deaths

Sick Fort Worth doctor asked that experimental serum be given to fellow American aid worker, who is also sick with Ebola.

07/31/2014

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FEMA Reverses Course, Approves Aid For West Fertilizer Plant Blast

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes, damaged buildings and killed 15 people.

08/02/2013

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Legal Expert: City of West’s Lawsuit “Difficult Case To Win”

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.

CBS 11–06/24/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

City Of West Files Lawsuit Against West Fertilizer Company

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company late Friday afternoon, in the wake of the April 17 explosion that killed 15 people and injured 200.

CBS 11–06/21/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Assistance To West After Deadly Explosion

The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.

06/12/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Requirements Vary For FEMA Disaster Assistance

The individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April’s fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

Carnegie Hero Fund

Texan Among Carnegie Hero Medal Honorees

A Texan is among the heroes who were honored for risking their lives to save another person. The 21-year-old will be awarded a medal from The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

12/19/2012

People make their way across Canal Street on August 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is bracing for the approach of Hurricane Isaac. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Help From North Texas Heading Toward The Gulf Coast

While coastal residents pack up and flee in the face of Isaac, North Texans are packing up and heading toward the storm.

08/28/2012