Statewide News

West explosion leaves at least five dead, hundreds injured

Authorities searched through mounds of rubble in hopes of finding survivors of the huge, deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant that flattened much of a small Texas town on Wednesday night.

Senator Cornyn to meet with West Officials and tour damage

On Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will tour the damage from the West, TX plant and explosion and meet with local officials. Following the tour, Cornyn will be available to the media at 11:45 a.m.

Kaufman County DPS releases statement in regards to the recent murders

The Texas Department of Public Safety Director, Steven McCraw today made the following state regarding the announcement that the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office has charged Eric Williams and Kim Williams in the murders of Kaufman County Dis

Rangers pitching in to help victims of West explosion

The Texas Rangers announced today several relief initiatives to assist the victims of the devastating explosion and fires that took place in West, Texas on Wednesday evening.

Governor Perry provides update on State response to tragedy in West

Governor Rick Perry met with state officials on Thursday to discuss Texas’ response to last night’s explosion and fires at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

Officials: Prosecutors' deaths may have stemmed from ex-employee's grudge

If this all shakes out the way authorities say it will, the deaths of two local prosecutors, the panic that gripped a city and a massive manhunt that ensued may all stem from the theft of some computer monitors and a disgraced lawman who held a

Witnesses give emotional account of West explosion

Immediately following Wednesday night's eplosion in West, witnesses recounted the horrible scene to our news crews. "Everybody was trapped," said witness Heather Cox.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: At least 5 killed in TX plant explosion

A hotline has been set up for an people looking for loved ones possibly injured in the explosion. Here is the number: (254) 202-1100.

West Explosion Relief

To check on loved ones • To check on injured residents admitted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center call (254) 202-1100

'Like a nuclear bomb': Deadly fertilizer plant blast devastates Texas town

A massive blast at a fertilizer plant Wednesday night killed an estimated five to 15 people, wounded more than 160, and damaged 50 to 60 homes in a 5-block area, officials in West, Texas said Thursday.