On a February night in 2011, a patch of Independence Township exploded into a fireball.
A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin following a blast that damaged buildings for blocks in every direction.
Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss had his regularly scheduled briefings with his top security chiefs today, but the Boston bombings were uppermost in their minds as Pittsburgh’s own marathon looms next month.
Police are still investigating after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. KDKA-TV’s Andy Sheehan ran the Boston Marathon and finished minutes before the explosions went off.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday.
According to the Boston Marathon, there are more than 50 people from Pittsburgh who were signed up to run in the race. One of them was a local med student.
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
Pittsburgh Police say the explosion and fire that resulted in one death and two injuries at a Shadyside high rise was the result of a man who disconnected a gas flex line behind his kitchen stove, leaving the gas valve open.
Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a reported explosion and fire in Pittsburgh’s Perry South neighborhood.
Firefighters are responding to a house in flames in Homestead.
A fire sent emergency crews to a home in Braddock Thursday evening.
A worker at a the Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock was flown to the hospital overnight.
A 12-year-old boy is now recovering after he was burned while building a bonfire with friends. And Tuesday, the gas worker who rushed to his rescue spoke out for the first time.
One boy remains hospitalized after being critically injured in an explosion and fire in the backyard of his home in Coraopolis on Monday afternoon.
Pittsburgh police and the arson squad are investigating after being called to Pittsburgh’s Oakland section Tuesday night over the discovery of a trio of homemade explosive devices in some bushes.