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'A Special Place': Texas Town Tighter Than Ever 1 Year After Fatal Fertilizer Plant Blast

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(CNN) -- West, Texas, isn't just a town. It's a family. That's why it hurt so much one year ago Thursday when an enormous explosion at a fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and More>>

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Newly Released Video Shows Moment of Deadly West, Texas, Blast

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(CNN) -- Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire. Why not check it out? "I noticed I could see the More>>

West Remembered: West Memorial: Where Will it Stand? Video included

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(KCEN) – In seconds, families were ripped apart, homes were leveled, and lives were lost. It's been one year since the devastating West fertilizer plant explosion … a year that hasn't gotten any easier More>>

West Remembered: A Haven After The Blast Video included

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(KCEN) -- Wil Geltmeier bows his head over the site where his uncle died. Ninety-six-year-old Adolph Lander was in the West Rest Haven Nursing Home when the fertilizer plant exploded just yards away. More>>

West Remembered: Man Injured In West Explosion Faces New Future Video included

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(KCEN) -- Students are back in class and homes are being rebuilt, but due to injuries, some people in West are still in the midst of painful rehabilitation. Kenneth Matus is one of them. Matus' road More>>

West Remembered: West Turning Adversity Into Opportunity Video included

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(KCEN) -- From devastation to restoration to renewal. The focus in the City of West has shifted, and with a lot of patience and a dose of creativity, the city is learning to turn its tragedy into opportunity. More>>

West Remembered: Rebuilding From The Blast Video included

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(KCEN) -- A year after the blast, West is taking on a new face. A lot of progress has been made in the rebuilding process: Of the 130 homes destroyed, 24 have been completely rebuilt, and dozens more are More>>

West Remembered: Rising from the Rubble: West Schools Video included

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(KCEN) -- The last year has seen West ISD working to keep their kids in classrooms. Three of the district's four schools were rendered unusable in the blast. Middle- and high-schoolers spent the remainder More>>

West Remembered: Through Fire and Flames: West VFD Video included

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(KCEN) -- It seems everyone in West lost something in the explosion, but of all those impacted, some would say the West Volunteer Fire Department has suffered the most. Five of their own were killed in More>>

West Prepares For Memorial Event Video included

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(KCEN) -- On Thursday night, the people of West will host a special event to mark the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion. They plan to honor the lives that were lost, while looking More>>

Police: Bank Customer Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself in North Texas

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(KXAS) -- An Arlington man was arrested Wednesday in Fort Worth after a bank teller reported that he exposed himself while making a deposit. Eugene Kendall Akin, 57, was a customer at Southwest Bank at More>>

Items Stolen From Local Fire Departments Video included

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(KCEN) -- Two people are accused stealing rescue tools from the Moffat, Westphalia, and Oakalla volunteer fire departments. Kathryn Hubbert and Charles Hattenback are already in federal custody for stealing More>>

Interactive Map Tracks Crime in Killeen Video included

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An interactive map is helping Killeen families learn more about the crime happening in their neighborhoods. It's called Raids Online, and it shows when, where and what crimes are occurring across the city. More>>

College Students Look to Get Hired at "Work in Waco" Job Fair Video included

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If your kids are graduating from college and worried about finding a job, there's some good news. The economy is picking up and giving students the chance to be hired right here in Central Texas.The Work More>>

South Korea Ferry Passengers' Chances of Survival 'Small' Video included

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(NBC NEWS) -- Experts said Wednesday that the prospects of survival were slim for almost 300 passengers missing for more than 12 hours after their ferry sank in cold ocean waters off South Korea. More>>

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

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(NBC NEWS) -- Obamacare has helped as many as 9.9 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll. More>>

Theory On West Explosion Event Unveiled Video included

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After a year of hard work, a new theory about the chain of events that led to the devastating explosion in West is revealed. More>>

Mom Pleads Guilty to Part in Teen’s Beating Death

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A local mother, who admits to her part in the beating death of a teenager, is headed to state prison. Christina Reynero pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a five-year prison term. She, More>>

Colorado Woman Shot Dead While on Phone with 911 for 13 Minutes

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(CNN) -- A Denver woman's frantic phone call with a 911 dispatcher was fatally cut short when her husband allegedly shot her, police say. The phone call was in its 13th minute, and police had not yet More>>

Gov. Perry Authorizes Additional Disaster Recovery Funds for City of West Video included

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Gov. Rick Perry today granted the City of West's request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred inApril More>>

Canadians Arrest a Heartbleed Hacker

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(CNN) -- Shortly after the Internet bug was revealed to the world last week, the Canada Revenue Agency suffered a data breach that leaked the Social Insurance Numbers of about 900 taxpayers. The agency More>>

Interviewing for world's toughest job

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(CNN) A video of fake job interviews has gone viral. More>>

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