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Questions Linger In Texas Train Accident That Killed 4 Veterans

‏The CBS 11 I-Team looks at what role Union Pacific and the state of Texas may have played in a deadly 2012 train accident in Midland.

CBS 11–12/13/2013

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Truck Veers Off Bridge To Avoid Cattle; 2 People Dead

Two people are dead after their semitrailer truck slammed into cattle spilled from an overturned cattle truck trailer on a far West Texas interstate highway.

11/28/2013

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Loose Kangaroo Causes Stir In West Texas

Police in West Texas who answered calls about a kangaroo hopping along a rural highway near Midland helped capture the pet and return the animal to its rightful owner.

11/14/2013

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Texas Air Force Commander Ready For Zombies

Preparing for all eventualities, a wing commander at a West Texas Air Force base says he has a plan for defending the base from attacks by zombies.

09/06/2013

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West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Prompts Gift From Michigan Fire Department

A Texas tragedy prompted a gift of caring all the way from Michigan to the Abbot Fire Department, which rushed to assist those affected by the blast in West last April.

CBS 11–08/24/2013

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Michigan Fire Department To Donate Fire Truck To Abbott, Texas

A gift from a small town in Michigan will help replace a fire truck lost in the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West.

CBSDFW.COM–08/23/2013

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Some Texas Non-Profits Eligible For Plant Explosion Disaster Help

Some private nonprofit groups in Central Texas impacted by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are eligible to seek low-interest federal disaster loans.

08/06/2013

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Texas Tech’s First ‘Masked Rider’ Dead At 81

Joe Kirk Fulton, who as a Texas Tech senior became the university’s first “Masked Rider” at the 1954 Gator Bowl, has died at his West Texas ranch. He was 81.

08/02/2013

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2 Enter Guilty Pleas After Plane Wreck Foils Plan

Two people whose plan to sell more than 160 pounds of marijuana was revealed when their small plane crashed earlier this year have entered guilty pleas in federal court in West Texas.

08/02/2013

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FEMA Reverses Course, Approves Aid For West Fertilizer Plant Blast

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes, damaged buildings and killed 15 people.

08/02/2013

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President Obama & Private Sector Try To Improve Safety After Deadly Explosion in West

President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

08/01/2013

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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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