Texas Department of Public Safety

File photo of smoke rising from the rubble of a house next to the West Fertilizer Co. plant that exploded. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw was among the officials who told lawmakers that 129 facilities store at least five tons of ammonium nitrate and other potentially explosive materials. Sixteen of those were fertilizer-mixing facilities similar to the West Fertilizer Co., which blew up following a fire that ignited ammonium nitrate. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Lawmakers: Put Dangerous Chemical Site Info Online

There are 16 fertilizer production sites in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities aren’t clear how many of those might be built near schools or other residential centers, a top state official said Monday.

06/17/2013

File photo of a police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Marine Killed Following Shooting Rampage Was Wanted For Questioning In NC Murder

A man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday.

05/28/2013

File photo of some of the devastation from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Launches Criminal Probe Into West Plant Explosion

Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion.

05/10/2013

Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded yesterday afternoon on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Police: 12 Bodies Recovered In Texas Plant Explosion

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered after an enormous Texas fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods for blocks and left more about 200 other people injured, authorities said Friday.

04/19/2013

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