Subcontractor in deadly Kansas City blast lacked permit

Monday, February 25, 2013 | 4:19 p.m. CST; updated 4:45 p.m. CST, Monday, February 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY — A cable company subcontractor suspected of rupturing a natural gas line before a deadly Kansas City restaurant explosion didn't have an approved permit for the work, city officials said Monday.