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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)

West Planning Remembrance Program On Explosion Anniversary

The City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.

CBS 11–02/27/2014

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Rangers Still Helping West After Explosion

Scott Podsednik played high school baseball on a since-abandoned field in the shadow of a fertilizer plant that exploded last April in the former major league outfielder’s small Central Texas hometown.

01/14/2014

The casket of Joseph "Joey" Frank Pustejovsky, Jr. of the West Volunteer Fire Department is shown at the West memorial service at Baylor University on April 25, 2013 in Waco, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

New Park & Memorial Planned For West

Plans have been unveiled for a renovated park with a playground and memorial in a Central Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.

01/08/2014

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Donated West Funds Yet To Be Dispersed

Nearly nine months after the fertilizer plant explosion, many people in West have not even started to rebuild their homes, and much of the donated funds have yet to be released.

01/08/2014

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Devastated By Blast, West Residents Find Many Reasons To Celebrate Christmas

Even after a devastating blast left the city of West decimated, some residents are finding a reason to be thankful this holiday season.

12/25/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

West High School Razed After Plant Blast

Crews have started tearing down West High School after it was severely damaged during the fertilizer plant explosion that rocked the town and claimed 15 lives in April.

12/13/2013

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Charity Director Handling Private West Donations To Resign

The executive director of the The Long Term Recovery Center in the city of West is resigning.

12/12/2013

(credit: McLennan County Sheriff’s Office)

Former West Paramedic Sentenced In Pipe Bomb Case

A former paramedic in the Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty in a pipe bomb case that isn’t linked to the blast.

CBS 11–12/04/2013

(credit: McLennan County Sheriff’s Office)

Former West Paramedic Faces Bomb Sentencing

A former Texas paramedic faces sentencing on charges that he tried to assemble a pipe bomb, in a case unrelated to the fertilizer plant blast that devastated his town.

12/04/2013

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Hundreds Celebrate Community Thanksgiving In West

Organizers say the free food on Thursday included a dining opportunity for some people whose homes were destroyed in the April 17 blast.

11/29/2013

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5 Things About The Western Conference Race

The NBA season was barely over for two weeks, and the Houston Rockets found themselves in another heated competition to gain ground in the Western Conference.

10/25/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

OSHA Cites West Fertilizer Co. For 24 Violations, Proposes Fine

The company that operated the West fertilizer plant that exploded and killed 15 people has been cited with 24 serious safety violations and a proposed fine of more than $118,000.

10/10/2013

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