CNN's Gary Tuchman takes a look at a metal storm shelter in Moore that survived the deadly Oklahoma tornado while the house above it was completely destroyed. At least 24 people, including nine children, died in the region after the winds, peaking around 200 miles per hour, pummeled the town.
The sliding door of the shelter reveals a small space that could hold a few family members and a limited amount of belongings for a short period of time. In this particular shelter, there are materials inside although the owners didn't use it on Monday because they left the area.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on Bryce Reed, an EMS worker in West, Texas. Anderson Cooper interviewed Reed after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Many regarded him as a hero, but now his statements about the incident are facing scrutiny.
Reed is currently in federal custody for allegedly having pipe bomb materials. He plans to plead not guilty to those charges, and his lawyer says he had no involvement in the plant explosion.
CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to a man who believes he saw Gina DeJesus on the day she was kidnapped in 2004. Eric Poindexter says a car cut him off and swerved into a parking lot, heading in the direction of the young girl he thinks was DeJesus. Poindexter and his brother immediately told police what they saw when reports emerged about a missing teen who was last seen in that area. He remembers law enforcement didn't want to talk to them or view their information as credible.
Ashley Summers' family questions whether her disappearance is connected to the three missing women found in a Cleveland house on Monday. Summers vanished on July 9, 2007 when she was 14 years old. About a month later, her mother received a phone call from her saying she was OK. Relief soon turned to fear; they never heard from her again. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on the search for the young woman.
A woman who was declared dead has resurfaced 11 years later. She left her family and started a new life in Florida. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on Judy Clarke, a lawyer with an infamous roster of clientele, which now includes Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Incredibly, Joe Berti survived two explosions in the span of three days. He's a witness to the Boston bombings and the deadly West, Texas, fire that exploded at a fertilizer plant.
The Austin resident was competing in the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. He was running for a charity called "Champions For Children." His wife Amy was just 10 feet from the first blast at the finish line.
The couple couldn't immediately get in touch with each other and feared the worst. They were relieved when they reunited later that afternoon, and were happy to head home to see their children the next day.
Joe was on his way back from a business trip in Dallas on Wednesday when he noticed huge plumes of smoke as he passed through West. The next thing he saw was the massive fire ball from the explosion that shook his car as he was driving.
Monday was supposed to be a big celebration that no one in Carmen Acabbo’s family wanted to miss. It was her first marathon, and she had spent the past year training for the challenge.
Her sister, Celeste Corcoran, a constant supporter, wanted to be there cheering for Carmen with her 18-year-old daughter Sydney and their other friends and family. The mother and daughter were eagerly waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line when Carmen was less than a ½ mile away.
Carmen’s husband, Rich, snapped photos of his wife along the route and followed her as she progressed through the course. He was watching for her at the end with their three young children. The four were across the street from Rich's sister-in-law and niece when a flash and loud blast went off. What happened after, changed their lives forever.
“It was surreal how loud the noise was,” said Rich. Carmen was only the length of the street away from where the fist bomb went off. “I can still hear it, it was deafening. My young son started to cry.”