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First responders remembered

1. Jerry Chapman was born April 7, 1987 in Pampa, TX, and was a firefighter for Abbott Volunteer Fire Department.
In his West Memorial eulogy, Chapman’s parents said he was blessed with a kind spirit from childhood onward – a child who had been unique in his love for helping people from the beginning. He was a hard worker, and was ultimately able to discover his passion for service through the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department. This is what inspired him to return school to become a certified emergency medical technician. Chapman’s parents said he fulfilled his job as an angel who was a protector. Jerry is survived by his parents, grandparents, a great-grandmother, a sister and other relatives.

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Looking back: Dog helps West rescue efforts

A member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives contributed to the investigations involved with the West fertilizer plant explosion – using nothing but her nose. Now, one year later, Farlee the Labrador retriever is retired from detecting explosive chemicals, but still enjoys practicing her skills with her owner and past trainer, Claire Rayburn.

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    Rising from the ashes; City of West  celebrates  rebuilding  one year later

Rising from the ashes; City of West celebrates rebuilding one year later

A handful of concrete slabs occupy the spaces where various homes once stood in the town of West. The newly erected beams of these houses rise like wooden skeletons, waiting for flesh in the form of floors, walls and ceilings.

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Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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    Baylor wins Big 12 in recycling competition

Baylor wins Big 12 in recycling competition

Baylor found unprecedented success in the 2014 RecycleMania competition. After seven weeks of competition, the results are in, and Baylor outranked even its own record.

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Sophomore wide receiver Robbie Rhodes makes a catch during a drill at the 2014 Baylor football Spring Scrimmage on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Highers Complex practice fields. Travis Taylor | Lariat Photo Editor

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