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A man works on the Virgin Galactic at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 10, 2012. In the first two days, Boeing picked up an order for 100 aircraft valued at $9.2 billion. The U.S. manufacturer is set to sweep the event, with deals for at least 200 jets still pending. (credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP)/GettyImages)

Roanoke Woman On List For Virgin Galactic Voyage

Wally Funk of Roanoke is among the list of passengers who paid $200,000 to explore the final frontier on Virgin Galactic’s space ship.

11/03/2014

Screen shot of commercial rocket exploding during liftoff (KTVT via NASA)

Experiments From Texas Students On Rocket That Exploded

Some Texas students’ experiments were destroyed when an unmanned rocket headed to the International Space Station exploded after liftoff in Virginia.

10/29/2014

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Arlington Man Charged In Deadly Fireworks Accident

An Arlington man is facing a felony prohibited weapon charge, after an fireworks experiment turned deadly.

09/24/2014

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Exploding Shower Doors A Problem In Texas & Nationwide

Imagine taking a shower and your glass door explodes, shattering into tiny pieces, and trapping you inside. It happened to a 12-year-old Dallas boy and his experience isn’t unique.

CBS 11–09/18/2014

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Arlington Explosion Kills Man & Burns Another

One man was killed and another man was seriously hurt after an explosion and flash fire at a house in south Arlington late Thursday night.

08/29/2014

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

New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules

The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.

08/05/2014

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One Dead After Fireworks Trailer Explodes In Comanche

A trailer full of fireworks has exploded and one person is dead. It happened Thursday morning in the Central Texas town of Comanche.

07/03/2014

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Sheriff: 2 Killed, 9 Hurt In Oil Field Explosion

A buildup of pressure caused an explosion as workers were changing a wellhead Wednesday at a West Texas oil field, killing two of them and injuring nine others, a sheriff said.

04/30/2014

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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)

Residents Respond To Findings In West Fertilizer Blast Report

The fertilizer plant explosion in West that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in front of a packed room of residents and town officials.

KRLD–04/22/2014

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Easter Services In West Mark New Beginning

Today’s Easter service was an important one for those in West, Texas, who this week marked the one year anniversary of the explosion that rocked the town.

04/20/2014

Mayor Tommy Muska of West, Texas is backstage chatting with the press at Texas Thunder Festival 2013 on May 18, 2013 in Gardendale, Texas. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Texas Thunder)

1 Year After Blast, West Mayor Sees Progress

One year after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, the town’s leader likes what he sees. “It’s a smile on my face,” said Mayor Tommy Muska. “That humming is progress.”

04/16/2014

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