DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Federal investigators in charge of investigating the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West say they still consider the case open, eight months after the blast killed 15 people and sent debris flying […]
A former paramedic in the Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty in a pipe bomb case that isn’t linked to the blast.
West ISD has spent the past weeks scrambling to provide classroom space to replace the three schools damaged in April’s chemical plant explosion. And now, a sprawling maze of tan portable buildings surrounds the damaged frame of the old intermediate school.
You wouldn’t put a gun in the hands of a criminal. But an ATF expert says that’s exactly what happens when a gun store allows a straw purchase.
The gun rush hasn’t been limited to just buying. Over the last eight months, the ATF has licensed more people to sell guns in Texas, than in any other state. Hundreds more are waiting for agency approval.
The ATF is under fire. It’s among the lead agencies investigating the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant that killed 15 people last month.
Agents from another organization looking into the blast accuse the ATF of interfering and delaying their investigation.
CBS 11 News has learned federal agents are now investigating the six-alarm condominium fire in which a Dallas firefighter was trapped and killed.
It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.
After a nearly one month long investigation involving 29 state and federal agencies and more than 100 people, the state fire marshal and ATF say they have ruled the cause of the fire undetermined.
One month after a fire triggered a massive blast in West, Texas killing 15 people, officials on Thursday had to declare the cause of the blaze as “undetermined.”
Federal and state officials are poised to announce the findings of their investigation into a deadly West fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people last month.
It’s against the law to buy a gun for someone who can’t get it on their own, like a convicted felon or someone who’s mentally ill.