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Texas Gun Purchase Requests Plummet

Experts said that the rush to buy guns is slowing down. The number of Texans who have sought permission to buy firearms has taken an 18 percent drop this past year.

09/23/2014

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Explosion Inside Grand Prairie Home Prompts Investigation

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into what caused an explosion in a Grand Prairie home around 4:30 p.m. Friday on Harrier Street.

04/26/2014

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

ATF: Work On West Explosion Case Continues

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 […]

12/05/2013

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Former West Paramedic Sentenced In Pipe Bomb Case

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.

CBS 11–12/04/2013

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Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh Start

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.

08/26/2013

Gun Show Held At Pima County Fairgrounds

ATF Investigates Gun Shops After CBS 11 I-Team Straw Purchase Story

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.

CBS 11–07/25/2013

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New Texas Gun Rush: Selling Weapons From Your Home

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.

07/12/2013

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ATF Accused Of Blocking Investigation Of West Explosion

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 11–05/22/2013

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ATF Investigating Blaze That Trapped & Killed Dallas Firefighter

CBS 11 News has learned federal agents are now investigating the six-alarm condominium fire in which a Dallas firefighter was trapped and killed.

CBS 11–05/22/2013

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Agency Studying West Fertilizer Plant Fire & Explosions To Prevent Similar Occurance

It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.

05/17/2013

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West One Month Later, Cause Of Blast Still Undetermined

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.

05/16/2013

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

Authorities: Crime Not Ruled Out In West Explosion

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.”

05/16/2013

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