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

Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For Safety Lapses

The Texas company that operated a fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in federal fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, officials said Thursday.

10/10/2013

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

Students Coming Home After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Students displaced after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion earlier this year damaged their Central Texas town’s campuses are coming home for the start of the new school year.

08/26/2013

A Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walks among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Aid To West, Texas

According to reports, The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to allocate funds to help rebuild West Texas.

06/12/2013

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

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Obama To Attend Memorial For West, Texas Explosion Victims

According to White House officials, President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas. The memorial scheduled for Thursday at Baylor University.

04/22/2013

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Official Death Toll Unreleased, But Town Residents Know Names Of Those Lost

The neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here know they’ve lost more than the buildings that went up in flames.

04/19/2013

Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Police: Up To 15 Killed In Texas Explosion

Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

04/18/2013

The pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town.  (Photo credit - GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Tweets Prayers For Texas Explosion Victims

The pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town.

04/18/2013

File phot of a computer. (Credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking School District Computers

A man from Mississippi has pleaded guilty to hacking the computers of a West Texas school district.

09/20/2012

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a radioactively-contaminated container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

County Taking Nuke Waste, State Get 1st Payments

Andrews County and the state have gotten their first payments from the company operating a radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas.

09/13/2012

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