Emerson slips on ice, breaks arm

Friday, January 28, 2011

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is recuperating at her Cape Girardeau home this week after slipping on ice and breaking her arm.

Emerson's chief of staff, Jeffrey Connor, said Thursday the Republican congresswoman was injured while preparing to host a dinner Saturday at her home. He said Emerson broke the humerus in her left arm.

Because of the injury, Emerson did not attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech earlier this week in Washington, D.C. Connor said she watched the speech, as well as the Republican and the tea party responses, on television.

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