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BREAKING: Major explosion at Texas fertilizer plant; casualties expected to rise

It's Thursday, April 18 and it's already a busy news morning. This is Christine Nelson with your first look at what's making headlines now. Watch on air or our live stream at wbtv.com from 4:30-7:00 a.m.

BREAKING: West, Texas plant explosion nearly levels town

This will be making national headlines today. Last night there was an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Several blocks surrounding the plant were leveled, more than a hundred people were injured and there are casualties. Some people unaccounted for right now include firefighters and police. We will be breaking in throughout the morning give you the latest breaking updates.

The Boston Marathon bombing investigation is also top of mind today. There are more details about who authorities suspect is the person they saw on video planting a bomb near the finish line of the race.

There has been a lot of heavy news these last few days. Are you wondering how to talk about it if your kids start asking questions? We spoke with some experts who has some advice you can use.

I have to get on set now. Make sure you're tuned in so we can get you caught up on the late breaking news.

~Christine

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