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The owner of the fertilizer plant that shattered a Central Texas town and killed at least 14 people says his "heart is broken with grief for the tragic losses." In a statement Friday, West Fertilizer owner Donald Adair said the Wednesday explosion "will continue to hurt deeply...
Karon Wright, a counselor at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Grand Prairie ISD, has been "immediately relieved of all duties," the district said, after an offensive remark written from her Facebook account on WFAA-TV's Facebook page in regards to the explosion in West, Texas. "...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Search and rescue efforts are continuing in the neighborhoods surrounding the fertilizer plant destroyed in a devastating explosion that damaged blocks of homes and other buildings. A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said Friday that emergency...
WEST, Texas (AP) - The two U.S. senators from Texas will be in the small community of West to view the damage from this week's massive fertilizer plant explosion. Sens. John Cornyn (KOHR'-nihn) and Ted Cruz are set to get a briefing Friday while viewing the disaster up close and...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Some who survived the fiery end to the 51-day standoff at the Branch Davidians' Central Texas compound are to gather for a memorial service on the 20th anniversary of the fire. Survivors and others who see the events as an unwarranted government intrusion into...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A sheriff says investigators in the slayings of two Texas prosecutors got their big break from a tip about a storage unit that contained guns and a vehicle tied to the crimes. When authorities uncovered the storage unit, they also unraveled what they...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A woman who was among the last passengers to be released from a hospital following a deadly bus accident in North Texas has become the second person to file a lawsuit against the bus charter company. Patricia Ruth Markham is seeking damages from Cardinal...
WACO, Texas (AP) - At least five people are in intensive care after a fertilizer plant explosion in West. A spokesman at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco says the facility received 98 patients, including the five in intensive care. Another 30 have serious injuries,...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas Senate Committee has voted to repeal an anti-gay law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003. The chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee said Wednesday it was time to take the sodomy law off the books. The committee approved the...