Another business is closing up shop in the St. Louis Area. KSDK-TV reports that the Coca-Cola production facility in Maryland Heights will close permanently March 28th.
Maryland Heights Mayor Mike Moeller tells the station the closure will affect about 100 employees. Most of them are production workers and maintenance mechanics.
Moeller says Coke is indicating the displaced workers will be offered jobs at other facilities, training for new positions, or a severance package.
A standoff in Maryland Heights is over and ended without violence.
Police were called to a house near the intersection of Olive and Fee Fee Road. A suspect in the house was threatening to hurt himself and police. The suspect's brother told police that the man could have been suffering drug withdrawal symptoms. Around 4 this morning, the man surrendered to authorities.
The suspect's name has not been released and no injuries were reported.
A quarry worker is dead after a becoming pinned under a pile of rocks at a Maryland Heights quarry Wednesday afternoon. St. Louis County Deputy Police Chief Joe Delia says the accident happened during blasting at the Fred Weber North Quarry just before 4 p.m.
The victim is identified as 61-year-old WIlliam Sievert of St. Peters. A statement from the company indicates that Sievert had worked for Fred Weber for 24 years.
Police won't comment on how Sievert died, saying just that the incident is still being investigated. No one else was injured.
The quarry is located just southwest of the I-270 interchange with I-70.