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No Evidence Linking Ex-Paramedic To West Blast

The Texas Rangers have turned up no evidence linking a former paramedic from a small Central Texas town to a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town.

08/06/2013

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Homebuilder Comes Out Of Retirement To Help Veterans In West

At the age of 76, two years after he retired, Dan Pokluda never thought he would be building houses again.

CBS 11–08/02/2013

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Displaced by Deadly Blast, West Residents Rebuilding, Moving Back Into Their Homes

In only eight days, Steven Kuchera, his wife Stephanie, and twin 17-year-old sons Jackson and Nick will be moving into their new home in West.

CBS 11–08/02/2013

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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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New Crop Of EMT’s Graduate In West, Texas

WEST (CBS 11) – Eighteen graduates walked the stage, all newly certified volunteer Emergency Medical Technician’s for the town of West. The standing ovation was for people who should have been there. Classmates, Perry Calvin, […]

07/26/2013

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FEMA Grants Nearly $3 Million For West Schools

After denying an initial funding request by Gov. Rick Perry, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced a $2.8 million grant to help schools devastated by a plant explosion in West, Texas.

07/26/2013

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4-Year-Old Starts Campaign To Rebuild Park Destroyed In West

Four-year-old Parker Pustejovsky lost his dad, a West Volunteer Firefighter, in the tragic plant explosion that leveled a portion of the town of West.

07/18/2013

Gov. Rick Perry comments on the fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West on April 18, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Rick Perry Expects President Obama To Help Rebuild West

Gov. Rick Perry told about 400 people in the town still reeling from a fertilizer plant explosion three months ago that the state will work to help rebuild West.

07/13/2013

Vehicles pass a sign in West, Texas, on April 20, 2013, three days after the April 17 fertilizer 
plant blast which killed and injured residents. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry Asks Obama To Reconsider West Denial

Gov. Rick Perry is asking President Obama and federal officials to reconsider their denial of major disaster aid to the Texas town stricken by a deadly fertilizer blast.

07/10/2013

Julian Leparoux rides Magistretti on October 29, 2004 in the final day of preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Throroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park in Grand Prarie, Texas. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Lone Star Park Honors West On July 4th

Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie is celebrating Independence Day with two nights of fireworks, and a special dedication to the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West.

07/04/2013

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Watchdog Group Keeps Its Focus On Nonprofits

Days after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado donations from across the country poured into the American Red Cross. But a watchdog group that keeps a close eye on non-profits, like the Red Cross, raised some red flags when they realized not all of the money would go to the victims of the Moore disaster.

06/27/2013

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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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