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Report finds dozens of Texas gas leak explosions since 2006

Sep. 23, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 along a network of pipelines operated by one of the largest natural gas companies in the U.S, leading to nine deaths and badly injuring at least 22 other people, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Dallas Morning News...

Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

Sep. 21, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hotplates and space heaters will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents who were left without natural gas following a series of gas explosions and fires, officials announced Friday. The parent company of Columbia Gas, meanwhile, set a Nov. 19 deadline by which it...

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...

Foundation being set up for victims of gas explosions

Sep. 17, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A relief fund is being set up to help Massachusetts residents whose lives were disrupted Thursday by a series of natural gas fires and explosions. The announcement was made Monday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and leaders of the three affected communities. Baker wants to have the...

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...

The Latest: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

Sep. 16, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Federal officials say 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...

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...