February 27, 2013 11:21 AM

Blast at JJ’s restaurant opens dispute over permits

On one point there’s full agreement between Kansas City officials and the contractor that was boring underground near JJ’s restaurant before last week’s fatal natural-gas explosion. Both acknowledge Heartland Midwest LLC did not have a valid city permit for that work. But that’s not to say Olathe-based Heartland didn’t try to get one — and that’s where the disagreement now exists.

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