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Explosion wakes Beloit neighborhood

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Stan Stricker
May 5, 2010

Beloit police are investigating an early morning explosion on the city's near west side.


Police Captain William Tyler says the preliminary investigation has ruled out a natural gas or electrial explosion. He says it appears some sort of device or large home made firework had been placed in the vicinity of a vechile and house in the 900 block of Ninth Street. Tyler says windows were broken on the car, and the house had minor structural damage.


He says no motive is known, and no one reported being injured.



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