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Mom Charged with Assault for Fireworks in Car

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 45-year-old mother faces felony assault charges in St. Louis County after allegedly lighting fireworks in her car with her children inside.

KMOV-TV reports that Kara Koriath of Ballwin was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree assault. Her children suffered smoke inhalation and burns.

Police say the woman tried to commit suicide by igniting numerous packages of fireworks, mortar shells and lighter fluid.

She was jailed on a $200,000 bond pending a Wednesday court hearing.

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