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Vehicles pass a sign in West, Texas, on April 20, 2013, three days after the April 17 fertilizer 
plant blast which killed and injured residents. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry Asks Obama To Reconsider West Denial

Gov. Rick Perry is asking President Obama and federal officials to reconsider their denial of major disaster aid to the Texas town stricken by a deadly fertilizer blast.

07/10/2013

Julian Leparoux rides Magistretti on October 29, 2004 in the final day of preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Throroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park in Grand Prarie, Texas. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Lone Star Park Honors West On July 4th

Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie is celebrating Independence Day with two nights of fireworks, and a special dedication to the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West.

07/04/2013

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Crew Rips Out Gas Line, Explosion Rocks House

A construction crew working on a house in Grand Prairie accidentally ripped out the main gas line underneath it; sparking a fire.

06/29/2013

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Verbal Fireworks At Capitol Hill Hearing Over Deadly Explosion In West

Experts blamed lax regulations and a patchwork of safety standards with many large holes for leading to the fertilizer plant explosion last April that killed 15 people in West.

CBS 11–06/27/2013

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I-Team: Power Company Fined After Ruptured Gas Line & Explosion

The CBS 11 I-Team confirms part of the state’s investigation into a ruptured Lewisville gas line and explosion is done.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Request Changes After West Explosion

Two months to the day after the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people, Texas lawmakers say they’re in no rush to propose tougher regulations or laws to prevent the tragedy from happening again.

06/17/2013

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Lawmakers Get Update On West Investigation

Officials are set to again brief members of a key Texas House committee on their ongoing investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people in the town of West.

06/17/2013

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Volunteers Demolish Buildings Damaged In West Explosion

Nearly two months ago, the West Fertilizer Plant exploded. The blast leveled a large part of the city. Thursday, workers started tearing down one of the large buildings damaged in the disaster

CBSDFW.COM–06/13/2013

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West Residents, Officials Upset Over FEMA Decision

Residents and officials in West are upset about FEMA’s decision to deny a major disaster declaration for the ravaged Texas town.

06/13/2013

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West Volunteers Still Organizing Donations

Volunteers in West are still picking through donated items sent to the tiny city damaged by a fertilizer plant blast.

06/10/2013

Anson Chi. (Credit: Collin County)

Plano Man Admits To Trying To Blow Up Gas Main

The man accused of planning to set off a homemade bomb near a gas pipeline in Plano has admitted to the crime. Just hours before a pretrial hearing was to begin, Anson Chi agreed to a sentence of 22 years for trying to blow up a gas main in Plano last June.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Presence Of Explosive Chemicals Often Kept Secret

Fears of terrorism have made it harder than ever for citizens to find out what dangerous chemicals lurk in their backyards. Secrecy and shoddy record-keeping have kept the public and emergency workers in the dark about stockpiles of explosive material.

05/30/2013

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