- FEMA Denies Aid To West For Explosion
- West Football Field Center Of Controversy
- West Explosion Victim Thanks Her Lifesavers
- ATF: West Explosion Cause Undetermined
- Crime Not Ruled Out In West Blast: Sources
- Willie Nelson Gives $120K For Explosion Relief
- Texas Firefighters Focused Concern On Toxic Gases
- After West Disaster, Little Discussion On Soil Issues
- West Plant Explosion Cause Announced Today
- Paramedic Who Responded To West Blast Charged
- Email: West EMT Dismissed 2 Days After Blast
- State Criminal Investigation Of West Explosion Begins
- Hours Adjusted For West Disaster Recovery Center
- West Fertilizer Plant Targeted By Thieves In Past
- Lawmakers Want Answers In West Explosion
- West Explosion Takes Center Stage At state Capitol
- Smoke From West Plant To Be Part Of The Investigation
- Hundreds Seek Help After West Plant Explosion
- 100 West Residents Still Waiting To Enter Homes
- Relatives Honor West First Responders In Video
- President Obama To West, Texas: 'You're Not Alone'
- Fathers, Firefighters: Lives Lost In West, Texas
- Marathon Runner Witnesses Boston, Texas Disasters
- Westboro Church Plans To Protest West Funeral
- Students help West survivors
- President Obama Going To Service For West Explosion Victims
- School Underway In Tiny Texas Town Hit By Blast
- 4 More First Responders Killed In West Blast ID'd
- West Residents Back In Homes
- Federal Lawmakers Inspect Scene Of Blast In West
- 12 Dead, 200 Injured In West Explosion
- Search On For Those Missing In West
- West Pulling Together As A Community
- How To Help: West, Texas Emergency Resources
- West Man A Humble Hero
- West's Worse Fear Comes True
- Texas Mobilizes To Help West
- West Residents Face Death, Destruction After Explosion
- Perry: Nightmare Scenario After West Explosion
- Federal Investigators To Probe West Plant Blast Cause
- West Fertilizer Plant Cited For '06 Permit Violation
- Pope Francis Tweets Prayers For Texas Explosion Victims
- Texas National Guard At Site Of West Plant Blast
- West Fertilizer Plant Cited in 2006
- Texas Environmental Agency Monitoring West
- Statement From The President On Explosion In West
- West Explosion Kills Up To 15
- Another Deadly Texas Blast 66 Years Ago
- Willie Nelson Sends Prayer Tweet After West Blast
- Multiple Deaths Reported After Waco-Area Fertilizer Plant Explosion
- Some Firefighters Unaccounted For After West Blast
- Police: 5 To 15 People Killed In West Explosion
Perry: Nightmare Scenario After West Explosion
Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 04:14 PM CDT
UPDATE 2 p.m.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- At least five people were in critical condition at hospitals in Texas after a fertilizer plant explosion in West.
Two of the three patients at Scott & White Hospital-Temple were in critical condition Thursday. One of the two patients at McLane Children's Scott & White Hospital in Temple was in critical.
JPS Health Network in Fort Worth got three people, all between 80 and 90 years old. Two were in critical condition.
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco received more than 90 patients, admitting 28. Five were treated in intensive care.
Providence Health Center in Waco treated 65 patients, admitting 12.
Two patients are at Parkland Hospital in Dallas were in serious condition.
Wednesday's fire and explosion killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in his state "a truly nightmare scenario."
Authorities have said as many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others were injured in the explosion that leveled homes and businesses in the farming community of West, Texas.
Perry emphasized during a Thursday morning news conference that much of the information about victims still is "very preliminary."
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Police in Texas say it's not clear how many people remain trapped in the rubble after a fertilizer plant explosion that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.
Waco Police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton says early Thursday he doesn't know how many people have been rescued since the Wednesday night explosion in downtown West.
But he says officials on the ground remain in "search and rescue mode," going building to building in the largely decimated neighborhood surrounding the plant.
He says he knows some firefighters still are missing.
Swanton says a thunderstorm that rolled through the area early Thursday has helped in some ways, including tamping down chemicals released from the plant.
PLANT EXPLOSION-TEXAS-CONSTABLE FOUND
WEST, Texas (AP) -- A law enforcement officer feared dead in the explosion of a fertilizer plant has been found alive.
Waco Police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said the missing man serves as both a constable and a volunteer firefighter. He has been hospitalized with "pretty serious injuries."
Swanton said three or four other volunteer firefighters who responded to the blaze remain missing since the explosion.
Area hospitals have treated more than 160 people for various injuries. Swanton estimated between five and 15 people may be dead.
The area remains closed to residents. Rescuers are searching for survivors.
State and federal fire agencies are investigating the cause of the fire. Sheriff's deputies have been charged with investigating the deaths.
WEST, Texas (AP) -- The mayor of West says a nursing home near the scene of a fertilizer plant explosion has been cleared.
Mayor Tommy Muska said Thursday the nursing home was in the process of being evacuated due to fires at nearby West Fertilizer Wednesday night when the explosion occurred.
Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said 5 to 15 people are believed to be dead, with more than 160 people taken to area hospitals. Swanton said between three and five firefighters are still missing.
Muska is also a volunteer firefighter in West, near Waco. He did not answer questions about his fellow volunteer firefighters, but said, "I ask for your prayers."