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Dozens hurt in fatal Texas fertilizer plant blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction.

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Arrest Made in Suspicious Letters Investigation

The following news release has been furnished by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Today at approximately 5:15 p.m. CDT, FBI special agents arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent

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Feds deny reports of Boston suspect is arrested

BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials denied a suspect was under arrest Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody. The

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Pressure-cooker bomb suspected in Boston Blast

BOSTON (AP) — The bombs that ripped through the Boston Marathon crowd appear to have been fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, packed with nails and other fiendishly lethal shrapnel, and hidden in duffel bags left on the ground,

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IRS Offers Tips for Taxpayers Who Missed the Tax Deadline

IRS Tax Tip 2013-56, April 16, 2013 The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline. File as soon as possible. If you owe federal income tax, you should file and pay as soon as you can

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1996 Olympics bombing remembered in wake of Boston bombing

(11alive.com) — Kimberly Krautter was chief coordinator of the Global Olympic Village at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. She remembers the chaos of the Games’ bombing and how it relates to Monday’s Boston Marathon tragedy. Click link for video from 11alive.com

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Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

“Yesterday afternoon, two explosive devices detonated in Boston, Mass., killing three and wounding over 150 people. We continue to keep those affected by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers, especially the families and loved ones of those lost or

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Lowering of U.S. and North Carolina flags through sunset April 20th in tribute to the victims of the bombing in Boston, Massachusetts

Gov. Pat McCrory has joined President Obama by ordering U.S. and North Carolina flags immediately lowered on state facilities in tribute to victims of the tragic bombing in Boston, Massachusetts. Citizens are urged to follow this order as well. In

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Obama: Boston explosions investigated as terrorism

(AP) — President Barack Obama says the explosions at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as an act of terror, although authorities still don’t know who is responsible. He called the bombing “a heinous and cowardly act” used to target

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Live coverage from Boston Marathon Bombing

Click here for live blog from live.boston.com Feel free to share any post from the WKRK website that you feel is beneficial to your community. We encourage input from local law enforcement, government officials, emergency management officials, schools and other

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