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Dallas Stations Live Overnight With Coverage of Fertilizer Plant Explosion

More than 100 people were injured during an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas Wednesday night.

ABC affiliate WFAA was the first of the Dallas stations to report the news at 8:47 p.m. The station began continuing coverage at 9:35 p.m. that lasted throughout the night. John McCaa anchored the first several hours, with Ron Corning taking over at 2 a.m. Todd Unger reported from West.

Fox O&O KDFW reported the news at the top of the 9 p.m. hour. Heather Hays and Steve Eagar anchored five and a half hours of wall-to-wall coverage, signing off at 2:30 a.m. Brandon Todd reported from West for KDFW.

KTVT was next at 9:46 p.m. with Karen Borta anchoring. The CBS O&O had continuing coverage from 9:55 p.m. to 2 a.m. with Borta and Jason Allen reporting from West.

NBC O&O KXAS reported the news at 9:48 p.m. Amanda Guerra and Brian Curtis anchored until 12:30 a.m., with Scott Gordon reporting from West.

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Dallas’s KDFW Offers Blitz of Pre-Super Bowl Coverage

Dallas’s KDFW offered a full blitz of pre-Super Bowl coverage on Saturday and Sunday.  The Fox-affiliate ran a countdown clock during its news coverage over the weekend and the hours, minutes, and seconds ticked away as the news team reported live from outside Cowboy Stadium.

On Saturday evening, KDFW offered expanded news coverage, going until 12:30 a.m.  Anchors Heather Hays and Steve Eagar were stationed at a special set in front of the stadium.  The two again picked up on Sunday morning.

Adrian Arambulo and Krystle Gutierrez kicked off KDFW’s Sunday morning coverage at 6:00 a.m., reporting live from outside the stadium.  Lauren Przybyl and Tim Ryan, who anchor the station’s weekday morning newscast, were in the studio. They handed it to Hays and Eagar at 9:00 a.m. as the station continued local coverage until 11:00 a.m., when Fox took over with its network pregame programming.