West Faces New Questions As Fire Called "Criminal Act"One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property. What caused the blaze?
Fire In West Explosion Considered Arson, Many Angered And SurprisedFederal investigators announced Wednesday they now consider a fire that led to the deadly fertilizer plant explosion to be arson.
Officials Say West Explosion Was Criminal ActAuthorities said Wednesday that the fire which caused a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West three years ago was a criminal act. Federal and state investigators are trying to determine who was responsible.
Chemical Safety Board Approves New Recommendations To Avoid Another West-Type IncidentNew standards to save lives. That's the hope as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board approved new recommendations after the deadly explosion at West Fertilizer in 2013.
Dozens Of Dangerous Texas Chemical Plants Operate Near Public CentersDozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in the town of West in 2013, one of Texas' worst industrial accidents, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods, federal regulators say.
Hundreds Of West Fertilizer Plant Explosion Lawsuits Will ContinueHundreds of lawsuits over a fertilizer plant explosion in West will continue, even after an agreement was reached in the first group of cases. Attorneys for the group would not say how the decision might affect the other lawsuits.
Partial Settlement Reached In West BlastA settlement was reached with the families of some victims of the massive West fertilizer explosion.
Families Of 3 Firefighters Killed In West Explosion Reach SettlementPotential jurors received phone calls telling them not to report to jury duty.
State House Mulls Chemical Storage BillThe Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.
Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West ExplosionTexas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West. But it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them.
Students & Community Celebrate Plans For New School In WestIn West, students held what looked and sounded like a homecoming. After all, they want to come home. Adults also joined in the celebration for a soon-to-be built combined West High School and Middle School.
West Getting New Schools After ExplosionThe Central Texas town which was devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is getting two new schools.