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Stolen Propane Tanks Put FBI on Edge

Missouri authorities probe tank thefts, cellphone purchases

(Newser) - The FBI is investigating reports in Missouri of stolen propane tanks and prepaid cellphones purchased en masse—developments that sparked concerns of a possible terrorist plot, KFOR reports. An estimated 65-70 tanks were grabbed from outside cages in three separate heists, two at Lee's Summit on the same day... More »

12 Hurt in Philly Food Truck Blast

Mother, daughter critically injured

(Newser) - Twelve people were hurt yesterday evening when a food truck in Philadelphia exploded in a blast so powerful its propane tank landed 150 feet away. A mother and daughter who worked on the La Parrillada Chapina truck were critically injured with third-degree burns over more than 50% of their bodies,... More »

Explosions Blow Roof Off Fla. Gas Plant

7 injured as human error, equipment fail blamed

(Newser) - All 15 night shift workers reported missing have been accounted for after a series of huge explosions at a plant that refills gas grill propane tanks in central Florida. A spokesman for the sheriff's office in Tavares says workers fled the scene—some driving themselves to the hospital—after... More »

Burning Propane Tanker Threatens 5K Homes

Firefighters will drain it to prevent explosion

(Newser) - Firefighters took a bold step today to drain a burning propane tanker and prevent the rail car from blowing up as thousands of people were forced from their homes for a second day in the Sacramento suburb of Lincoln, California. Officials are trying to head off a potentially catastrophic failure... More »

Cops Hunt 'Furtive' Man in Times Square Video

Suspect shown changing shirts near car bomb site

(Newser) - Police released a Times Square surveillance video today of a "furtive" white man in his 40s spotted near an SUV car bomb stripping down apparently to change his appearance. A tourist may also have video of the same man "lunging" away from the SUV, reports the New York ... More »

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