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Posted: Apr 18, 2013 4:34 AM

Updated: Apr 18, 2013 4:34 AM

WEST, Texas (AP) Waco police say between five and 15 people died in yesterday's fertilizer plant explosion that also injured more than 160 others. Sergeant William Patrick Swanton says this morning that the death toll's only an estimate as authorities continue to search through the rubble. Investigators say there's no indication the blast was anything other than an industrial accident.

WEST, Texas (AP) The West Fertilizer plant that was the site of a deadly explosion yesterday had been cited in 2006 for failing to obtain or qualify for a permit. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality investigated the plant after nearby residents complained of a strong ammonia smell.

DALLAS (AP) A large team of federal investigators are on their way to Central Texas this morning to examine the fertilizer plant fire and explosion that devastated the small town of West, killing up to 15 people and leveling buildings for blocks. At least 160 people were injured in what appears to be an industrial accident.

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) Neighbors and acquaintances say Kim Williams was a frail woman in poor health who was rarely seen in public. So her arrest on capital murder charges left them shocked, even as some said the case is moving forward. She was charged yesterday with allegedly plotting with her husband to kill two North Texas prosecutors out of revenge.

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