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At least 14 people were injured, but there were no reported fatalities in the hours after JJ's restaurant was destroyed by the blast and flames around 6 p.m. Tuesday. The 27-year-old, one-story restaurant was located on the edge of the Country Club Plaza shopping and dining district.
Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi says the site won't be released to investigators looking for the cause of the explosion until the search of the wreckage is complete. Berardi says that such a search is normal procedure.
Missouri Gas Energy said in a statement it appeared that a contractor doing underground work struck a natural gas line.
Wednesday, February 20 2013, 06:07 AM CST
2 dead in drugstore shooting in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 19:29 GMT
BEAN STATION, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say two people were killed and two more wounded in a shooting at a drugstore in East Tennessee.
A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman tells the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/10TXMDs ) that one person is in custody.
TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm says the shooting happened just before noon Thursday at the Down Home Pharmacy in Bean Station.
Helm says authorities arrived and found two men dead. The surviving victims, both women, were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Authorities did not give the names of the victims or suspect.
The Bean Station police chief did not immediately return a call to the AP.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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