November 30, 2012 |
The Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande, Ariz., was evacuated Friday morning after an explosion, authorities said. A small, simple device exploded and charred the outside of the building's side doors about 8:25 a.m., said Case Grande Fire Marshal Barbara Rice. A car near the entrance appeared to be damaged. “It wasn't a pipe bomb or anything of that nature,” she said. There was smoke damage inside the building and briefly a fire, but no one was injured, Rice said.
November 13, 2013 |
Federal authorities have joined the hunt for those responsible for an explosion outside a building housing prosecutors in Medford, Ore., an attack local officials called an act of domestic terrorism. No one was hurt in the blast, reported about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, police spokesman Lt. Mike Budreau said. The blast shattered windows and damaged the outside of the building that includes the offices of the Jackson County district attorney's office. At a news conference, Police Chief Tim George told reporters he considers the bombing an act of domestic terrorism.
May 11, 2013 |
HOUSTON -- A paramedic arrested for possessing bomb-making materials after he responded to the massive fertilizer plant fire in West, Texas, has denied any connection between the fire and the charges he faces. Bryce Reed, 31, released a statement through his attorney Saturday saying he "vigorously denies" charges filed against him Friday. He is accused of passing bomb-making materials to a resident in nearby Abbott, Texas, where they were discovered by the West bomb squad on Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials who arrested him. The complaint detailed the materials found, including a 3.5-inch length of galvanized metal pipe with two galvanized end caps attached, one of which had a 1/8-inch hole drilled in it. There were also canisters containing hobby fuse, a lighter, a digital scale, a plastic spoon and six coils of metal ribbon.
February 9, 2010 |
Possible gaps in safety protocols at the Kleen Energy power plant are at the center of the investigation into an explosion Sunday that killed five and injured 12. The blast occurred during the process of purging an underground, high-pressure natural gas pipeline that runs about 800 to 1,000 feet through the facility. Sources familiar with the purging operation and the construction and maintenance of the pipeline reported several concerns, including that welding operations weren't entirely halted and other ignition sources may have been present during the purging Sunday morning.
July 21, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. -- Mourners continued to come forward to name their relatives and friends killed in the Colorado theater shooting while authorities on Saturday were undertaking the dangerous work of dismantling explosives in the booby-trapped apartment of shooting suspect James Holmes. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. local time, officials set off a controlled detonation inside the unit. An officer could be heard yelling "fire in the hole" and an explosion was heard about a block away. Police had planned to enter Holmes' apartment to seek clues about the science student who authorities say turned into a deadly gunman, terrorizing a suburban movie theater showing the latest Batman film.
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July 30, 2013 |
Unlike trees, when a meteor falls in the wilderness, everyone can hear it. And some Orange County residents think that's exactly what they heard when a thunderous boom rattled windows, scared pets and startled homeowners from their sleep early Tuesday morning. About 12:15 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff's Department received three or four calls from residents in Lake Forest's Foothill Ranch community about a loud explosion and a flash of light. Several South Orange County residents also tweeted about the incident, asking about the source of the blast.
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November 9, 2013 |
An explosion in a hot air balloon injured four passengers near Temecula early Saturday, authorities said. One of the passengers was sent to a burn center and two transported to trauma centers, the Riverside County Fire Department said. A fourth person suffered minor injuries, and a fifth passenger was not injured. Riverside County Fire Department spokesman Mark Annas said the hot air balloon landed safely, "and then, there was an explosion. " Authorities were called about 7:45 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, Annas said. ALSO: Pinkberry co-founder faces up to 7 years for beating homeless man Sriracha creator adds heat to clash with Irwindale over factory smell Chris Brown files countersuit over parking lot altercation Twitter: @ronlin | Facebook | Google+ firstname.lastname@example.org
April 18, 2013 |
WEST, Texas -- Officials confirmed Thursday that 11 first responders were among the dead in a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that injured at least 160 and devastated a section of this small town. State public safety officials have declined to specify how many people were killed in the explosion. Tom Muska, mayor of West, said early in the day that he feared the death toll could be as high as 35 to 40, “because they are unaccounted for and still missing.” Later in the evening Muska revised his estimate to about 14 after crews had searched 80% of the damaged homes and 75% of the apartments. "It's still hard to tell.
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May 6, 2013 |
A division of the California Public Utilities Commission recommended Monday that the agency levy a $2.25-billion penalty against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the deadly 2010 explosion in San Bruno. If approved, Commission officials said, the fine would be the largest ever imposed by a state regulatory agency and far beyond the previous record-setter for the agency -- a $38-million fine against PG&E for a 2008 natural gas explosion in Rancho Cordova. The September 2010 blast left eight people dead, dozens injured and more than 30 homes destroyed after a 54-year-old gas pipeline exploded underneath the suburb south of San Francisco.
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May 29, 2013 |
A Disneyland employee accused of exploding a so-called dry ice bomb in a Toontown trash could have gotten the dry ice from within the park, according to a company official. As an outdoor vending “cast member,” as Disney employees are called, Christian Barnes would have had access to dry ice that vendors use to keep park refreshments like ice cream and sodas cold. Barnes, 22, was arrested by Anaheim police and booked on suspicion of possession of a destructive device. He was being held Wednesday in lieu of bail of $1 million.