911 call: Worker says Josh Powell 'exploded' home

Authorities have released 911 recordings that revealed a social worker's frantic attempts to alert authorities that Josh Powell had locked himself and his two young sons in his home moments before he set the house on fire, killing everyone inside.

It has been an unbelievably rough couple of days as the family of Charlie and Braden Powell — and the community at large — deal with the boys' murders at the hands of their father Josh Powell, a turn so horrible no one could imagine.

By Yamiche Alcindor, USA TODAY Josh Powell, the husband of a missing Utah woman, lost legal custody of his sons, yet they were still at his home this week when he decided to end his own life — and theirs. By Ted S. Warren, AP Investigator Don Easton

These stories make the headlines, families and lives are deeply impacted but the rest of America goes on with their lives and forgets all about it until the next exciting tragic story hits timeline. yet these occurrences become

Nation Newsday > News > Nation 911 call: Worker says Josh Powell 'exploded' home Originally published: February 6, 2012 3:45 AM Updated: February 8, 2012 12:46 AM By The Associated Press BRIAN SKOLOFF (Associated Press), MIKE BAKER (Associated Press)