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Top Stories: One Chemical Plant Worker Released From Hospital After Explosion

Mar 16, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

A third worker is still missing and presumed dead after Thursday's explosion at Tri-Chem Industries in Cresson. Two workers were taken to the hospital, one was released on Friday, while the other is in serious condition at Parkland in Dallas. 

Investigators believe the blast was sparked when a worker dragged his foot along the floor while chemicals were being mixed.

Other stories this evening:

  • A day after the NCAA Men's basketball tournament opened with a record seven Texas teams, the women tipped off Friday with three Lone Star schools. A pair of them are ranked higher than any of the men. As Michael Marks of Texas Standard reports, Baylor is the headliner.
  • Tara Westover didn't set foot inside a classroom until she was in college. She was raised in extreme isolation in Idaho by a father who believed schools were morally suspect and the end of days was imminent. She eventually left her family behind and studied at Harvard and Cambridge. Westover has written a memoir about her sheltered childhood, and today on Think, she talked with Krys Boyd about learning to share her story.
  • We all want peace in our lives, and the Turtle Creek Chorale is determined to help us get there. The Dallas chorale is debuting a song cycle called "Peacekeepers" next weekend. Sean Baugh is artistic director of the choir. In this week's State of the Arts conversation, he tells KERA's Anne Bothwell how singing turned him into an accidental activist.  

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.