AP – State News Stories

| June 11, 2013 | 9:20 pm
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HERCULANEUM, Mo. (AP) — A worker at the Doe Run Co. smelter in eastern Missouri is hospitalized after suffering burns at the plant. The worker was one of three injured about 6:35 Tuesday morning in Herculaneum. Names have not yet been released. Gary Hughes, general manager of the company says the workers were hurt in a sulfuric acid leak, after one accidentally came in contact with the line and the connection broke apart. Hughes says the company does not yet have details on the extent of the injuries.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are searching for the driver of a car that struck a pregnant woman and her 6-year-old son. Both victims were seriously injured following the incident Monday night on the city’s north side. Police say the woman is due to deliver her child in about a month. Police are seeking a maroon or red Monte Carlo that fled the scene.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is facing multiple charges for a series of armed robberies last winter. Authorities filed charges against 20-year-old Joshua Cosby Monday. He is charged with 16 counts of robbery, attempted robbery, assault and armed criminal action. Cosby is jailed without bond.

WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman is accused of trying to scare children by approaching them with a chain saw while wearing a ski mask. Patricia Manker called the police after she saw Herzog yelling at her son and his friend and walking toward them with the mask and chain saw. According to a probable cause statement, Manker and another neighbor say the 50-year-old woman has also been seen photographing and videotaping neighborhood kids. Herzog is jailed on $10,000 bond.

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a worker involved in a construction project on an eastern Missouri bridge has died in a job-related accident. The man was on a barge downstream from the Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River when a 55-gallon drum fell on him. Missouri is spending $64 million to rebuild part of the bridge.

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Several dozen students from China will come to Missouri this month to participate in a youth leadership program for high school students. Former Governor Bob Holden says the students will take part in the programs at the University of Central Missouri. Holden is chairman of the MidWest U.S.-China Association.

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) — An alumnus of Webster University is celebrating his second Tony Award. Jerry Mitchell won for best choreography for his work on the musical “Kinky Boots.” The musical won six Tonys, including best musical.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are searching for suspects after a night in which 15 people were shot in five incidents. No one died in the shootings, and it’s unclear if any of the cases were connected. One victim is in critical condition, and four other shooting victims were juveniles.

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