| May 29, 2013
| 9:20 AM
A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles.
Authorities identified the...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Without even thinking, Joe Ortner rattles off a list of items on his family's dairy farm that could kill you: 1,000 gallons of diesel, 500 gallons of gas, cleaning chemicals in the milking parlor, oil and lubricant for repair work and a...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:27 PM
To hear the words “let it burn” is kind of odd when they come from a fire chief, but that’s what Danville chief Woody Ball said will happen if many of the agricultural companies were to catch fire.
Local fire, police and medical...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed fertilizer plant in southern Indiana are citing safety concerns arising from last month's deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer manufacturer as they argue that state officials should block the project....
| May 10, 2013
| 1:47 PM
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Labor leaders from across the state gathered in Hagerstown on Monday to remember workers who have been killed or injured on the job.
The annual event, known as Workers Memorial Day, was attended by about 40 people at the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Labor...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In my reading and listening about the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, I have noticed a dearth of comments about the dangers faced by first responders ("Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast," April 24).
| May 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Under a cloudless sky Wednesday, area firefighters, family and friends gathered to remember a 33-year-old Palos Hills native and volunteer firefighter who was among at least 15 people killed at the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion last month....
| May 3, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Cordell Vitense, 8, wants to help the school in West, Texas, and is calling on his fellow second-graders to donate their spare change.
So far, Cordell has $2 from his dad, Dave, but he hopes to raise more money for West, where a fertilizer plant...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Updated 2:00 p.m.
WEST, Texas (AP) — The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the remnants of a tiny Texas farm town that was rocked by a roaring explosion at a fertilizer plant, authorities said Friday, confirming for the first time the...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The deafening blast 50 feet behind Boston Marathon runner Tami Hughes jolted her right back to Sept. 11, 2001.
"In the three seconds that it took me to turn around [last Monday], at first I'm like, 'Oh God, did a plane crash into a building?'" said...