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No New Safety Laws A Year After West Blast

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in buildings without sprinklers.

04/22/2014

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Easter Services In West Mark New Beginning

Today’s Easter service was an important one for those in West, Texas, who this week marked the one year anniversary of the explosion that rocked the town.

04/20/2014

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Family Remembers Dallas Firefighter Killed In West

A Dallas family remembers their father, Lucky, who courageously responded to the fire in West and never returned.

04/17/2014

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Memorial To Honor Victims Of West Explosion On One-Year Anniversary

Friends and family in the small town of West are preparing to honor victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that occurred one year ago today.

04/17/2014

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Elderly Couple In West Rebuilds After Watching Their House Be Demolished

Syble Bohanan loves her new kitchen and her brand new home in West. But it’s not something she and her husband Bo ever wanted.

04/17/2014

Mayor Tommy Muska of West, Texas is backstage chatting with the press at Texas Thunder Festival 2013 on May 18, 2013 in Gardendale, Texas. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Texas Thunder)

1 Year After Blast, West Mayor Sees Progress

One year after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, the town’s leader likes what he sees. “It’s a smile on my face,” said Mayor Tommy Muska. “That humming is progress.”

04/16/2014

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Fire Chief Urges Changes Ahead Of West Anniversary

The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year.

04/14/2014

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Lawmakers At Capitol For West Anniversary

This week’s anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities.

04/14/2014

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Groundbreaking Symbolizes Hope In West One Year Later

More than 100 West residents & community leaders gathered to break ground on a new 75,000 square foot nursing home.

04/04/2014

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Teens Encouraged By Faith At West “Rise Up Rally”

More than a thousand people attended the “Rise Up Rally” for West students Saturday evening.

03/22/2014

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2014 NCAA Tournament Tickets: Price By Region

Every year on Selection Sunday, eager college basketball fans with tournament locations nearby their home towns wait by the television to see if their Alma Matter or hometown school will get slotted at the venue closest to them.

03/20/2014

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Fire Marshal To Continue Ammonium Nitrate Tour

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy is continuing to meet with local officials in Texas counties about the dangers of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that detonated in the West fertilizer explosion.

03/03/2014

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