| 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 10, 2013
| 1:47 PM
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Labor leaders from across the state gathered in Hagerstown on Monday to remember workers who have been killed or injured on the job.
The annual event, known as Workers Memorial Day, was attended by about 40 people at the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Labor...
| 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....
| May 3, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Cordell Vitense, 8, wants to help the school in West, Texas, and is calling on his fellow second-graders to donate their spare change.
So far, Cordell has $2 from his dad, Dave, but he hopes to raise more money for West, where a fertilizer plant...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Updated 2:00 p.m.
WEST, Texas (AP) — The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the remnants of a tiny Texas farm town that was rocked by a roaring explosion at a fertilizer plant, authorities said Friday, confirming for the first time the...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The deafening blast 50 feet behind Boston Marathon runner Tami Hughes jolted her right back to Sept. 11, 2001.
"In the three seconds that it took me to turn around [last Monday], at first I'm like, 'Oh God, did a plane crash into a building?'" said...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Here is an item that I have been anticipating. Rep. Bill Flores, a Texas Republican, was being interviewed on TV the day after the explosion of the fertilizer plant which is located in the district he represents. He said in that interview he was pleased...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WEST, Texas (AP) — The First Baptist Church in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant exploded is still off-limits, so the Rev. John Crowder put folding chairs in a hay pasture and improvised a pulpit on a truck flatbed. At the elementary...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
What with the terrorist attack in Boston, the deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas and the inane vote against gun control in the U.S. Senate, you may have missed the news late last week about Stephen Feinberg. The reclusive co-founder of the...