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Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

Sep. 19, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the lone victim of last week's dramatic series of natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston on Wednesday. Some 300 people came out to St. Mary the Assumption Church in Lawrence to remember 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, the...

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Sep. 18, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its...

The Latest: Lawsuit filed over natural gas explosions

Sep. 18, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on natural gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company on behalf of residents impacted by natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the law...

Official: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

Sep. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The investigation into the Boston-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. NTSB Chairman...

Everyone wants answers: State, feds hunt for gas blast cause

Sep. 14, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people...

The Latest: NTSB investigators could be on scene for a week

Sep. 14, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 9:01 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board said the team heading to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blamed for one death and dozens of fires in three communities is expected to remain on...

The Latest: Teen killed when exploded chimney falls on car

Sep. 14, 2018 3:08 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after a house exploded amid gas explosions north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car. Officials have identified the victim as Leonel Rondon, of...

'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

Sep. 13, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions an official described as "Armageddon" killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the...

Authorities say a man has died after a house exploded north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car.

Sep. 13, 2018 10:56 PM EDT
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a house exploded north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car.

Crews respond to suspected gas explosions that have damaged homes in communities north of Boston

Sep. 13, 2018 5:29 PM EDT
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Crews respond to suspected gas explosions that have damaged homes in communities north of Boston.