WEST, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators say they will begin inspecting the site of the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in an effort to collect debris and other evidence that may point to a cause of the fatal blast.
Franceska Perot, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says investigators will begin Friday at the perimeter of the blast and work inward toward the destroyed West Fertilizer Co.
The ATF is scouring the site along with the state fire marshal's office.
As investigators move inward in examining debris and damage, residents gradually will be allowed to return Friday to homes along streets that have already been examined.
The bodies of 12 people have been pulled from the wreckage of the plant. Approximately 200 people were injured in the explosion Wednesday night.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.