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Strained Conditions For Students In West

Students in West return to school on Monday morning under strained conditions, after an explosion rocked the city back in April.

08/26/2013

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No Evidence Linking Ex-Paramedic To West Blast

The Texas Rangers have turned up no evidence linking a former paramedic from a small Central Texas town to a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town.

08/06/2013

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Homebuilder Comes Out Of Retirement To Help Veterans In West

At the age of 76, two years after he retired, Dan Pokluda never thought he would be building houses again.

CBS 11–08/02/2013

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Displaced by Deadly Blast, West Residents Rebuilding, Moving Back Into Their Homes

In only eight days, Steven Kuchera, his wife Stephanie, and twin 17-year-old sons Jackson and Nick will be moving into their new home in West.

CBS 11–08/02/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

3 Months After Blast Boil Water Order Lifted For City Of West

Nearly three months after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, experts say it’s now safe to drink water from all public supplies in the City of West.

07/10/2013

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

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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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