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Baby Born in Prairie Capital Convention Center
A baby was unexpectedly delivered this morning in the basement of the Prairie Capital Convention Center.
Mom Latreece Sykes and newborn Jamai Commer are doing well. Sykes was in an election judges training class when her water broke.
The teacher called 911, but little Jamai couldn't wait, and, thanks to a friend and volunteers, made her debut.
"I held the baby after she came out and Jennifer tied off the cord with a tie from a guy's hoodie and we had a baby," said Kathy Baxter, who helped deliver the baby. "We waited for the ambulance to come, and when they came, they said we did a good job."
The convention center's general manager, Brian Oaks, said, "We've had a lot of interesting things happen here over the years, but this is one I never saw happening."
Baxter is now the baby's godmother.
The convention center is giving the family tickets to all Disney shows for the next five years. The Ansar Shrine Circus is giving them tickets to the circus for the next ten years. Capitol Radio Group is also pitching in with tickets to their annual Kidsfest.