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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.

Crime Report

Man charged with DUI at Van Pelt Elementary School

A Washington county, Virginia man was arrested this morning after drinking and driving in the parking lot of an elementary school.

Director of local non-profit charged with embezzlement

On Aug. 20, Anita Foster-Machado, was arrested on six felony counts of embezzlement, which happened during her time as the Executive Director of the Bristol Library Foundation.

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