Explosion

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A chaotic scene emerged in North Buffalo Thursday night after a house exploded into flames on Covington Road.

A busy portion of Chippewa Street was closed temporarily this morning when a manhole cover was blown into the air.

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

New York City police say the suspect in Monday morning's explosion in a subway station tunnel near Times Square was wearing an improvised explosive device and that he suffered burns after it was detonated. Three other people sustained minor injuries.

A day after an explosion in Manhattan injured 29 people, New York authorities said all injured people have all been released from hospitals. They say they do not have evidence the blast is linked to international terrorism.

An explosion in Manhattan has injured at least 29 people, according to officials in New York City. The police and fire departments both report that none of the injuries appear life-threatening.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says initial investigations suggest the explosion, on West 23rd Street in Chelsea, was an "intentional act," but that there is "no evidence at this point" of a connection to terrorism.

Police are also investigating "a second potential device" several blocks away, on West 27th Street, de Blasio says.

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A Wheatfield man who caused an explosion in his family's garage earlier this week has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.

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The investigation continues into the early morning explosion in Wheatfield that seriously injured a man who was making a bomb.


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Two alarms were called to an industrial park in Amherst Friday morning for a possible fire or explosion.

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Three University of Rochester students were hospitalized after an explosion at the school yesterday.

An automobile mechanic is dead after a car he was working on burst into flames Friday afternoon.

Tonawanda Coke reveals information on explosion

Feb 6, 2014

Officials at Tonawanda Coke are offering details of the Friday explosion which reportedly rocked much of the area surrounding the facility.

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The funeral services for a Jamestown native killed in a military training accident last week have been scheduled for April first.

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The Johnson family of Wilson is showing increasing signs of healing.

Judith  Johnson was released from ECMC on Saturday. She joins her husband Jody and her son Nathan as those who have been treated in hospital and discharged after their home was destroyed by a gas explosion last week. Eighteen year old Katie remains in critical condition, though she is expected to recover. Sarah, 14, was killed in the blast.

The investigation into the event continues.

   Quick work by Grand Island firefighters prevented serious destruction from Friday's fire in Buckhorn State Park. 

The blaze broke out in the afternoon as wind downed a high voltage transmission line. In the path of the blaze were large propane and gasoline tanks along with several construction vehicles. Firefighters battled to prevent an explosion that could have affected the North Grand Island Bridge.

Approximately ten acres were involved in the fire.