CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

first responders

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

(credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Willie Nelson Raises $125K For West & Abbott Volunteer Firefighters

At the West Volunteer Fire Department, a day of mixed emotions. As they continue to mourn their seven firefighters killed when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, they take comfort in the generosity of country superstar Willie Nelson.

05/13/2013

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Attorney: Reed To Plead Not Guilty

Former West paramedic Bryce Reed will plead not guilty to possessing an explosive device and is vehemently denying speculation that he was involved in the explosion there that left 15 dead, his attorney said in a statement.

05/11/2013

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Texas’ Elite Search & Rescue Team Recalls Finding Closure In West

When the fertilizer plant in West exploded, Texas Task Force One was called in to search the area closest to the plant for survivors. They didn’t find any.

05/08/2013

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Firefighter Who Survived West Explosion Says Blast Blew Him Out Of His Boots

Robert Payne was one of the first responders to rush to fight a fire at a West fertilizer plant last month.

05/08/2013

A makeshift sign is placed on the side of a road in West, Texas, on April 20, 2013, three days after the April 17 fertilizer plant blast which killed and injured residents of this small Texas community. At least 14 people were killed, most of them first reponders, and 60 people are missing following a powerful blast that destroyed the Texas fertilizer factory and dozens of nearby homes, officials said April 20.  AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Disaster Recovery Center Opens In West

A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in West, Texas for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the fertilizer plant explosion.

CBS 11–05/04/2013

Funeral services are held for Mariano Saldivar, who was killed in the West fertilizer explosion. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

First Of Many Funerals Happens In West

Friends, family and even some strangers gathered Tuesday in West for the funeral mass of Mariano Saldivar. His was the first of many funerals scheduled in the small town for victims of the explosion, which killed 14 people.

CBS 11–04/23/2013

Residents attend a candlelight vigil and prayer honoring the victims of West Fertilizer Company explosion at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

More West Victims Identified, Memorial Service Planned

The firefighters and first responders who died in the plant explosion in West will be remembered this week at a memorial service on the campus of Baylor University in Waco.

04/21/2013

10 P AUTISM BABY TEETH

West Dentist Using Dental Records to Identify Dead

For dentist Larry Sparks, repairing the ceiling at his office caved in by the impact of Wednesday’s explosion was the easy part of his day.

CBS 11–04/19/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Texas Town Grieves For Dead First Responders

Two days after the fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball, authorities announced Friday that they had recovered 14 bodies, confirming for the first time an exact number of people killed.

04/19/2013

West business damage (credit: CBS 11 News)

Plant Explosion Breaks Windows, But Opens Doors

The blast from the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant Wednesday night caused damage to property in town and far away. Standing in almost any spot, broken windows can be seen for miles around.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

previous