Pittsburg, Kansas: Explosion Reported; Injuries Reported in Blast; Fire Dept. on Scene

An explosion was reported at Pittsburg, Kansas, on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.

Preliminary reports said that several people were injured.

Medical helicopters were on the scene, reported KOAM-7.

Pittsburg Fire and local police are on the scene.

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The Associated press Kansas update

Drawing decides southeast Kansas election 

IOLA, Kan. (AP) — A southeast Kansas man has won a seat on the Allen County Commission thanks to the luck of a draw.

The Iola Register reports (http://bit.ly/1pMJP5G ) Jerry Daniels and Jim Mueller were vying for the Republican nomination in last week’s primary election.

A recount by hand confirmed the initial electronic tabulation of a tie, with each candidate receiving 255 votes. So on Monday, County Commission chairman Jim Talkington reached into a bowl and pulled out a slip of paper with Daniels’ name.

Mueller, of Moran, said he won’t seek a second recount.

Daniels, who lives in Humboldt, doesn’t have a Democratic opponent in November’s general election, meaning he’ll fill a vacant seat on the commission in January.