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Inspector Killed After Recently Evicted Home Explodes in Nebraska

A woman who was killed when a house exploded in Omaha, Nebraska, was a property inspector sent to check the home after a tenant was evicted, authorities said Tuesday. Clara Bender, 30, was fatally injured in the blast just after …

Newly Installed Gas Line Blamed After Blast Levels Ohio Home

A fire chief says a central Ohio neighborhood had a new gas line installed recently and some residents smelled gas in the days before an explosion leveled a two-story home and killed a family’s dog. Newark’s interim fire chief, Patrick …

Explosion Levels Wisconsin Home

A Genoa, Wis., area man was not injured in the recent explosion and fire that leveled his home, although he said he lost nearly every possession he owned. Roger Beck, a commercial fisherman, was in his driveway when he heard …

Trial Delayed for 3 Indiana House Explosion Suspects

The trial for three people charged in a deadly Indianapolis house explosion will not occur next month as originally scheduled. WTHR-TV reports defense attorneys for Monserrate Shirley, boyfriend Mark Leonard and his brother, Bob Leonard, told a judge Wednesday they …

Kentucky Utility to Pay Penalty After House Explosion

A Louisville, Ky., utility has agreed to pay a $125,000 penalty to settle allegations by the Public Service Commission of safety violations after a house explosion. The PSC said in a statement Tuesday that it has suspended another $125,000 in …

Man Killed When House Explodes in Texas

A man died when his house exploded in a north Austin, Texas, neighborhood. Austin Fire Battalion Chief Thayer Smith says witnesses reported the explosion about 8:30 a.m. Monday, and firefighters arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. Austin-Travis County …