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Heavy rains have already moved to the coast this morning. And with moisture content and instability a little more evident today, we've moved our rain coverage up to 60%. Afternoon temps will slowly build to the mid and upper 80's today. We're not ruling out a few showers continuing for the overnight period. That 60% coverage of showers will repeat ...
Missing law officer found alive in plant explosion
WEST, Texas (AP) -- A law enforcement officer feared dead in the explosion of a fertilizer plant has been found alive.
Waco Police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said the missing man serves as both a constable and a volunteer firefighter. He has been hospitalized with "pretty serious injuries."
Swanton said three or four other volunteer firefighters who responded to the blaze remain missing since the explosion.
Area hospitals have treated more than 160 people for various injuries. Swanton estimated between five and 15 people may be dead.
The area remains closed to residents. Rescuers are searching for survivors.
State and federal fire agencies are investigating the cause of the fire. Sheriff's deputies have been charged with investigating the deaths.