| Apr 22, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A volunteer firefighter from Pittsylvania County is on his way to West, Texas, to help rebuild the town devastated by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion last week.
The blast left 14 dead and more than 200 people hurt, including first responders....
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:31 PM
In the wake of the deadly bombings in Boston and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the Maryland State Board of Education on Tuesday approved new emergency planning guidelines meant to help local school systems better prepare for disaster....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Three governors crisscrossed the state Monday, all looking to bolster their business strength, and no, there won't be a punch line here — other than the knockout that Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard are trying to...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:20 AM
A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles.
Authorities identified the...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed fertilizer plant in southern Indiana are citing safety concerns arising from last month's deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer manufacturer as they argue that state officials should block the project....
| May 16, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In my reading and listening about the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, I have noticed a dearth of comments about the dangers faced by first responders ("Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast," April 24).
| May 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Under a cloudless sky Wednesday, area firefighters, family and friends gathered to remember a 33-year-old Palos Hills native and volunteer firefighter who was among at least 15 people killed at the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion last month....