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  • Camp Minden explosion happened in storage area

    September 29, 2016 10:06 AM

    PINEVILLE - The National Guard reports that an earth covered bunker at Camp Minden was destroyed after an explosion around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. According to the Louisiana National Guard, hazmat teams determined that "Clean Burning Ignitor" auto-ignited inside the bunker that it was stored in. The Guard... more »
  • ABC Sources: 5 People In Custody In Connection With NY Bombing

    September 18, 2016 11:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Five people were taken into custody Sunday night in connection with Saturday's explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, following a traffic stop conducted by the FBI and NYPD on the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, which connects the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island , sources tell ABC... more »
  • Trump announces explosion before NYC officials

    September 18, 2016 3:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump may have moved ahead of New York City officials when he declared Saturday evening that a "bomb went off" in the city before officials had released details. Trump made the announcement minutes after stepping off his plane during a rally at an airport hangar in... more »
  • 29 hurt in Manhattan explosion; suspicious package probed

    September 17, 2016 9:31 PM

    NEW YORK - An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away from the scene was safely removed. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections, but called the blast an "intentional act." Early Sunday, police said an investigation into... more »
  • Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket, satellite

    September 1, 2016 11:36 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX says a massive explosion has destroyed one of its rockets during a routine test for a weekend launch. A satellite aboard the rocket was also destroyed. SpaceX says there were no injuries. The company was conducting a test firing of its unmanned Falcon rocket when the... more »
  • Belgium media reports explosion at sports stadium

    August 25, 2016 9:36 PM

    BRUSSELS - A Belgian newspaper is reporting that an explosion has rocked a sports center in the Belgian town of Chimay, with reports of at least one person dead and two injured. Het Laatse Niews quoted a rescue services spokesman as saying early Friday that the blast happened just after... more »
  • Death toll rises to 24 in Mexico petrochemical explosion

    April 22, 2016 12:31 AM

    COATZACOALCOS, Mexico - Mexico's state oil company has raised the death toll from an explosion at a petrochemical plant to 24. Petroleos Mexicanos had reported 13 deaths earlier in the day. Pemex says 19 other people injured in Wednesday afternoon's blast remain hospitalized. Thirteen are in serious condition. The explosion... more »
  • UPDATE: 2 LSU students in Brussels on exchange trip, both are "safe"

    March 22, 2016 4:08 AM

    BRUSSELS- Three explosions ripped through the Brussels airport and subway station Tuesday during the morning rush hour. A spokesman for the city's transit system says at least 31 people were killed and another 150 people were injured in the third explosion, which happened at a busy subway station in... more »
  • 30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

    January 28, 2016 4:46 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL.- Families of the lost Challenger astronauts are gathering at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to mark the space shuttle's 30th anniversary. This time, though, there's a new voice to address the crowd. June Scobee Rodgers - widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the... more »
  • Trial date set for companies, workers charged in Gulf blast

    January 15, 2016 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has set a January 2017 trial date for the Justice Department's criminal case against several companies and workers involved in a deadly 2012 explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. A court filing Thursday says the jury trial in New... more »
  • Family of 4 killed in northeast Ohio house explosion

    January 12, 2016 4:39 AM

    NORTHFIELD CENTER, OH.- A couple and their two young children have been killed in a house explosion in northeast Ohio. The explosion happened Monday night in Northfield Center Township in Summit County. Emergency responders arrived on the scene and saw flames shooting from the home. Fire Chief Frank Risko says... more »
  • Couple thrown off bed by bomb at horse farm

    December 21, 2015 12:39 PM

    BENTON - A law enforcement official says the owners of a Louisiana horse farm were sent flying from their bed to the floor by a bomb in the crawl space, but they walked away uninjured. Bossier Parish sheriff's spokesman Bill Davis said Monday that deputies have arrested a maintenance worker,... more »
  • Trial set for February over deadly 2012 platform blast

    December 21, 2015 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two companies charged with manslaughter in a deadly 2012 rig explosion about 20 miles off Grand Isle are scheduled for trial in February. Trial is set for Feb. 1 in federal court in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo will hear the case against Black... more »
  • Explosive hazard in storm drains prompt neighborhood shelter-in-place

    November 13, 2015 9:31 PM

    LULING - People who live around an elementary school here were urged to shelter-in-place Friday night after an explosive hazard was found in storm drains of their neighborhood. The alert was for people on Courville Drive and the 800 block of Collier Drive. The streets are in the area... more »
  • "It's a horror," French president says of attacks in Paris

    November 13, 2015 4:36 PM

    PARIS - As the sun rose in France Saturday morning, the death toll was around 158 people in shootings and explosions around Paris. The attacks Friday - around 10 p.m. in France - were the deadliest violence there in decades. There were six attacks that involved either shootings or... more »
  • 4th worker died after pipeline explosion

    October 22, 2015 1:37 PM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish coroner's office says a fourth man has died of injuries from an explosion at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. facility in Gibson. Three men died immediately Oct. 8, and two were critically injured. Chief investigator Danny Theriot tells The Courier that 56-year-old Michael Hill... more »
  • Geismar biorefinery will restart in January

    October 15, 2015 8:51 AM

    GEISMAR- Renewable Energy Group expects to have its Geismar biorefinery, closed following a Sept. 3 explosion, back online by the end of January. The explosion, the second in six months, injured four workers. An April blast injured two. Both explosions involved equipment that had undergone maintenance and was being restarted.... more »
  • Company IDs workers killed in plant explosion

    October 9, 2015 11:33 AM

    GIBSON - Company officials identified two workers who died in an explosion Thursday at a natural gas plant in Terrebonne Parish. Officials with Danos said 40-year-old Samuel Brinlee of Berwick and 36-year-old Casey Ordoyne of Larose died in the explosion at the Williams Fields gas plant, according to WWL-TV.... more »
  • Update: 3 dead, 2 hurt in plant explosion

    October 8, 2015 1:49 PM

    GIBSON - Authorities said three people died and two others were seriously injured in an explosion at a natural gas plant in Terrebonne Parish Thursday. A representative for the Williams Field Services confirmed the deaths during a press conference Thursday afternoon in Gibson. The plant said contract workers were... more »
  • Plant explosion victim son of elected official Play Video

    September 4, 2015 3:07 PM

    GEISMAR - The most seriously injured worker from Thursday night's plant explosion in Geismar is the son of Kenny Matassa, mayor pro tem of Gonzales and a candidate for parish president, according to a representative for his family. Anna White with Matassa's campaign said his youngest son, 34-year-old Nick... more »
  • Four injured, one severely after plant explosion

    September 4, 2015 1:30 AM

    GEISMAR - Authorities in Ascension Parish said four plant workers were injured, one of them severely, when a high-pressure hydrogen line exploded at a plant in Geismar overnight. The explosion caused a fire at the Renewable Energy Group plant around 11 p.m. according to Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.... more »
  • Dozens missing in massive Chinese port blast

    August 13, 2015 2:22 PM

    TIANJIN, China - A port company says dozens of its employees are unaccounted for in the aftermath of the fiery explosions at a warehouse of hazardous chemicals in a Chinese port city. The company says a search is under way. The official death toll stands at 50, with more than... more »
  • 300 injured, 13 dead in Chinese port explosion

    August 12, 2015 3:41 PM

    TIANJIN, China - Police in the Chinese port city of Tianjin say at least 13 people have been killed in explosions sparked at a warehouse or dangerous materials. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in... more »
  • Federal agency says 33 injured in Missouri plant explosion

    August 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    MARSTON, Mo. - A federal agency says molten aluminum hitting water is the apparent cause of explosions that injured more than 30 employees at a southeast Missouri aluminum plant. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it's investigating two explosions that occurred Tuesday at the... more »
  • Zap, crack, boom

    July 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    It was an explosion of wood and bark outside when lightning struck a tree during Thursday Afternoon's storms. From their Shenandoah area Baton Rouge home, George and Stacey Tull said, “the power surged, house shook and we heard the loudest explosion.” // ... more »
  • Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions Play Video

    May 12, 2015 3:49 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The U.S. oil industry is challenging new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail. The American Petroleum Institute petitioned the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to block a requirement that railroad tank cars known to fail be... more »
  • Gas-line blast closes California highway, injures at least 3

    April 17, 2015 6:13 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Authorities say a large explosion has closed sections of a major highway in Central California and injured at least three people. The California Highway Patrol reported Friday afternoon that the explosion halted traffic on both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 99 north of Fresno. Tony Botti... more »
  • Car bomb explodes outside US Consulate in northern Iraq

    April 17, 2015 10:39 AM

    ERBIL, Iraq - A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomy zone. There was no immediate word on casualties. A U.S. official said no consulate personnel or guards were killed or injured in Friday's blast. The official... more »
  • NYC police to determine if 6 missing are connected to blast

    March 27, 2015 12:00 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village. The six do not include the two people that police have already said remain unaccounted for after Thursday's blast. Police... more »
  • Boat fire kills man on board

    March 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    SULPHUR - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a boat and claimed the life of a man on board. Authorities were notified of the fire about 9:30 p.m. Saturday near Dunn Ferry Road, which crosses the Calcasieu West Fork - a tributary to the Calcasieu... more »
  • Blast hits Southern California Exxon refinery

    February 18, 2015 12:12 PM

    TORRANCE, Calif. - Southern California authorities say an explosion has occurred at an Exxon Mobil refinery in the city of Torrance, triggering a very large smokestack flare to burn off flammable product. Torrance police Sgt. Paul Kranke says are roads are closed after the Wednesday morning incident and ash is... more »
  • Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

    November 21, 2014 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Fieldwood Energy LLC says another worker suffered "visible injury" and two other workers reported ringing in their... more »
  • Following deadly Gulf blast, survivors released from hospital

    November 20, 2014 9:15 PM

    VENICE- A platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon, killing a worker federal regulatory officials said hours after the explosion. Fieldwood Energy reported the incident at its Echo Platform around 3 p.m. Fieldwood is an offshore oil and gas operator. The platform was located in an area... more »
  • Cause sought for space-supply rocket explosion Play Video

    October 29, 2014 3:29 AM

    ATLANTIC, VA - NASA and officials from a commercial rocket company are searching for debris and answers following the explosion of a rocket and cargo module that were to deliver supplies to astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Bill Wrobel is director of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island,... more »
  • Tanker explodes at gas station, driver killed

    October 3, 2014 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a tank truck driver died after his rig struck an SUV going the wrong way down a one-way street, hit a convenience store's sign and exploded. The accident happened early Friday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood. Authorities say the truck's cab caught... more »
  • Gulf of Mexico residents hail ruling against BP

    September 5, 2014 4:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Thursday that the company... more »
  • US kills six militants in Somalia strike Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:22 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed. Abu Mohammed told The Associated... more »
  • Fire extinguished following explosion at BP refinery Play Video

    August 28, 2014 3:17 AM

    WHITING, IN - A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes. BP America spokesman Scott Dean said early Thursday that the refinery, which is just east of Chicago, had "an operational incident" on a process unit about 9 p.m. He... more »
  • I-10 through New Orleans opens after truck fire Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... more »
  • Tanker fire closes down I-10 in New Orleans

    August 26, 2014 5:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tanker truck carrying fuel overturned during a crash, causing an explosion that shut down part of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans late Tuesday afternoon. According to LADOTD, there were no deaths in connection with the wreck, but the truck driver was hurt during the... more »
  • Explosion rocks World Cup viewing venue in Nigeria

    June 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    DAMATURU, Nigeria - Witnesses say a suicide bomber in tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers say the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically wounded and casualties still coming in at Damaturu, state capital... more »
  • US diplomat injured in Moscow apartment blast

    May 22, 2014 5:10 AM

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - An explosion in an apartment in central Moscow believed to have been caused by natural gas has injured four people including a U.S. diplomat. The explosion took place about 11 a.m. (0700 GMT) in a nine-story building on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, one of the Russian capital's main thoroughfares.... more »
  • 6 injured in explosion at Tennessee steel mill

    May 16, 2014 6:47 AM

    KNOXVILLE, TN - Fire officials say six workers have been injured in an explosion at a Knoxville, Tennessee, steel mill. Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran told local media outlets that one worker was in critical condition with burns over 80 percent of his body. He says the others suffered... more »
  • Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die

    May 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
  • Inmates missing after Florida jail blast found

    May 1, 2014 3:53 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An official in Florida says three inmates who were missing after an apparent gas explosion at a jail have been located. Escambia County spokeswoman Kathleen Castro said Thursday the inmates were unaccounted for in the chaos after the explosion. She says they were missing as hundreds... more »
  • Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

    April 19, 2014 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a Friday news release that the focus of its investigation is to... more »
  • Texas town recovering year after deadly blast

    April 17, 2014 6:50 AM

    WEST, TX - Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people. A fire at the West Fertilizer Company triggered a blast so powerful that it leveled nearby homes and schools.... more »
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    April 17, 2014 6:47 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in... more »
  • 1st lawsuit filed in deadly NYC blast

    March 18, 2014 7:05 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City woman has sued Con Edison over the explosion that leveled two apartment buildings last week. The New York Post reports that 46-year-old Michelle Nelson of Harlem filed the civil suit Monday, becoming the first to sue over the deadly blast. Nelson's lawsuit says... more »
  • 3 confirmed dead after NYC gas explosion

    March 12, 2014 10:58 AM

    NEW YORK - A third person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings. Nine occupants of the buildings are unaccounted for. A gas leak triggered the explosion Wednesday morning on Park Avenue and 116th Street in East Harlem. The blast also injured... more »
  • Injuries from Axiall fire rises to 18

    December 25, 2013 1:10 PM

    WESTLAKE, La. - Hospital officials in Lake Charles say the number of people treated from an explosion and fire at Axiall Corp. chemical plant has risen to 18. All 18 people were treated and released from Christus St. Patrick Hospital for injuries related to hazardous smoke. The smoke drifted... more »
  • I-10 in Lake Charles open after plant fire

    December 20, 2013 2:52 PM

    WESTLAKE- I-10 has reopened following a fire at the Axiall refinery west of Lake Charles. The fire has also been extinguished and sources tell WBRZ News 2 some plant workers are headed back into the facility. At about 1:30 Friday afternoon, an incident forced evacuations and a shelter... more »
  • Feds place blame after platform explosion

    November 4, 2013 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An offshore company and contractors are blamed for an explosion on an oil platform that killed three workers last year. The men were using a torch to cut pipes on the platform off the coast of Louisiana when pipes ignited. They were refurbishing the platform about 20... more »

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