STAFF BLOG EVERYTHING ELSE BY FORUM REPORTER J. SHANE MERCER Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion off Louisiana coast
A mile-long oil sheen spread Thursday from an offshore petroleum platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico off Lousiana, west of the site of BP's massive spill.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coklough... Posted on 9/2/10 at 4:39 PM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Explosions
Newsroom quote of the day:
"Why does Lake Wilson keep blowing up?"
It was said in relation to this story about a vaporizer explosion in the small town of Lake Wilson.
It wasn't meant to be f... Posted on 11/18/09 at 11:29 AM
WEST, Texas (AP) — When they saw 30-foot flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in this tiny Texas town rushed to evacuate nearby buildings and raced to spray water on tanks of chemicals, hoping to prevent a catastrophe.
Nomaan Merchant and Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press
, May 15, 2013
In one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in recent years, two car bombs exploded near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing 43 and wounding 140 others. Turkish officials blamed the attack on a group linked to Syria, and one called the neighboring country's intelligence service and military "the usual suspects."
WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead. The accident killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) — A woman injured in last week’s home explosion in Eagle Butte remains hospitalized in North Dakota as the investigation continues, though officials say it appears to have been an accident.
GRAHAM, Wash. — Days after a judge ruled against him in a child custody hearing, a father and his two young sons were killed Sunday when police said he appeared to intentionally blow up a house with all three inside — a tragic ending to a bizarre case that began months ago when the man's wife went mysteriously missing in Utah.
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
, February 05, 2012
Fire officials in Williston say a recreational vehicle exploded in front of a convenience store Sunday night, injuring at least one person and igniting a fire yards away from the store’s gasoline pumps.
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