(AP) – State Stories

| September 20, 2012 | 8:39 am
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GLADSTONE, Mo. (AP) — An AT&T technician has died after being attacked while he worked in a suburban Kansas City neighborhood. Kevin Mashburn managed to pull himself into his service truck and radio for help after he was hit in the head yesterday morning in Gladstone. Emergency personnel arrived to find Mashburn unconscious. No arrests have been made.

TROY, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man and woman face criminal charges after an infant under their care died of a drug overdose. Twenty-seven-year-old David Brewer and his girlfriend, 38-year-old Heather Maune, are both charged with involuntary manslaughter. The infant was found dead last month in Troy, but toxicology reports received by authorities on Tuesday showed the child died of oxycodone intoxication.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of two slain sisters are responding to a special hearing for a man on Missouri’s death row for the killings. In a statement to KSDK-TV, the family of Julie and Robin Kerry says Reginald Clemons’ attorneys are presenting “a series of elaborate distractions” to save his life. After a hearing, the Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether to commute Clemons’ death sentence.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo plans to start demolishing buildings this week to make room for a new penguin exhibit. Officials announced yesterday that $4.1 million in private money has been raised for the project. The exhibit will feature a 100,000-gallon pool of chilled water for cold-climate penguin species.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri National Guard leader has been chosen to chair a national group that represents state national guards. Missouri Adjutant Gen. Stephen Danner will chair the National Guard Association of the United States. He previously served on the governing board of the 45,000-member association. Danner was appointed adjutant general in 2009. He’s also a lawyer and a former member of the state Legislature.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis city official is taking heat for allowing smoking at a large health and social club. City health director Pam Walker granted an exemption to the city’s indoor smoking ban to allow smoking inside the Missouri Athletic Club. Dr. Michael Siegel of Boston University says St. Louis is the only city in the country to allow an exception for one business.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City is joining the effort to lure another airline to the regional airport in Columbia. Jefferson City officials voted Monday night to contribute $100,000 to a fund designed to boost air service at Columbia Regional Airport. The fund would set aside money for an airline that offers additional connections from the airport if the carrier loses money by expanding service to Columbia.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) —Missouri State University is experiencing record student enrollment at its Springfield campus. The university says more than 21,000 students have enrolled for the fall semester. That’s up by more than 250 students from last year. The figures are based on the state’s official date for an enrollment census.

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