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Nobody was injured in a pipeline explosion in Pettis County, Missouri Friday morning.

KMOU-TV and CNN report that a pipeline with a compression station exploded and caused a massive fireball which could reportedly be seen up to 40 miles.

The Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company near Sedalia says the pipeline was about 30-inches.

Residents within a 5-mile radius were forced to evacuate.

Sedalia is home to the Missouri State Fair.

Stay with KTRS News on-air and online for further information.

 
 
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   A South County man is in custody after an eight hour standoff with police that had included a SWAT team.

   It started Thursday afternoon around 4:00 when a man barricaded himself in his Sunset Hills home on Old Gravois Road.  

   A police tactical unit was called in.

   Sunset Hills Police police believe the issue that set the man off was a domestic dispute.

   The man finally surrendered without incident around 12:15 Friday morning.  His name hasn't been released. 

 

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