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Former JP charged in Kaufman County DA slayings
A former justice of the peace has been charged with murder in the slayings of a North Texas district attorney and his assistant who prosecuted him for theft, officials announced Thursday.
Donation drives to help people of West ongoing
Palestine residents Nina and Havis Tatum and their 10-year-old daughter, Kaleena, watched the horror taking place in the central Texas town of West after a fertilizer plant exploded shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, rocking the town and causing major damage to dozens of homes, businesses, an apartment complex and a nursing home.
“We sat up and watched it on TV until after midnight,” Nina Tatum said Thursday morning.
West Explosion Update: Rescuers search ruins of Texas fertilizer plant
WEST— Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.
Daybreak revealed a breathtaking band of destruction extending outward from the West Fertilizer Co. in this small farming community about 20 miles north of Waco. The thunderous blast was so powerful that it shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard dozens of miles away.
- Unknown number hurt, killed in fatal Texas fertilizer plant blast
Texas fertilizer plant blast injures dozens
An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings.
Feds deny reports Boston Marathon bombing suspect is arrested
Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody in the marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170.
Docs: Ex-official's wife confesses in Kaufman County DA deaths
The wife of a former North Texas justice of the peace was charged with capital murder after confessing to her involvement in the three shooting deaths of the local district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor, authorities said Wednesday.
UPDATE: Suspect surrenders after 5-hour standoff in Palestine
A suspect who eluded law enforcement agencies during a Saturday evening manhunt surrendered himself to authorities Monday night following a five-hour standoff with officers and negotiators at a Palestine residence.
Boston Marathon bombing kills 3, injures over 140
BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
Confederate Veterans Memorial Plaza dedicated in Palestine
The John H. Reagan Camp No. 2156 of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans officially opened its Confederate Veterans Memorial Plaza Saturday following a parade and dedication ceremony at its location on private property in downtown Palestine.
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