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Look back: Deadly Texas plant blast devastates town

POSTED: 7:54 AM Apr 18 2013   UPDATED: 8:21 AM Apr 17 2014

One year ago, an enormous explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks. Take a look back at images of the devastation.

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An April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at West Fertilizer Co. killed 15 people and devastated the small town of West, Texas.

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Man sentenced to 17 years in prison in child pornography plea

A Johnson City man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for possession of child pornography.

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Man charged after apparent road rage incident

Kingsport Police arrested a man after they say he drove recklessly near a school zone, shouted and cursed at an officer, exited his vehicle wearing 'nothing more than underwear briefs', and 'spitefully threw' a cigarette on the ground in front of police.

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