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The 15 people who died in the West explosion

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

Information on the victims of last week's deadly fertilizer plant explosion.

West students head back to class in nearby school district

| |Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

For the first day back in school after last week's catastrophic fertilizer plant explosion, about 800 high school and intermediate school students from West were welcomed into new classrooms Monday morning.

Volunteer firefighters in West were trained, prepared for plant fire, officials say

| |Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

West firefighters were volunteers who knew that fertilizer chemicals are volatile, mayor says.

Flood of 911 calls reflects fear running rampant

| |Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

One caller said: “Our house is just destroyed. We're all OK, but my God, what has happened?”

More inspections wouldn't have prevented explosion, Perry says

| |Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry says he's comfortable with the level of state oversight over toxic materials in wake of West fertilizer plant explosion.

Investigators: West blast was a wave of destruction

| |Sunday, Apr. 21, 2013

Authorities say they have found the center of the explosion, but not the source of the fire that sent firefighters rushing to the scene.

Obama to visit Waco on Thursday

| |Monday, Apr. 22, 2013

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial service in Waco Thursday for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, the White House announced Monday.

Czech leaders to meet Wednesday on assisting West

| |Monday, Apr. 22, 2013

Embassy official tells the Star-Telegram the process of providing funds to the small Texas town will be more clear on Wednesday.

In quiet West, an ordinary night quickly turned to incomprehensible disaster

| |Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013

It began like any ordinary April evening in this traditionally ethnic Czech enclave in Central Texas.

West residents asked to accept offered help

| |Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013

"People of West are very good about giving help, but we don't receive it very well," a volunteer coordinator said Saturday at a town hall meeting.