Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

National Briefs for Tues. 130409

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

National Briefs for Tues. 130409

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Bail set for Colorado 'person of interest'

A man believed to be a white supremacist prison gang member arrested in connection with the shooting death of Colorado's prisons chief was ordered held on $250,000 bail on Monday. James Lohr, 47, of Colorado Springs, made his first court appearance since his arrest Friday. Lohr is one of two alleged members of the 211 Crew named as persons of interest in the case because of their contact with gang member Evan Ebel, the only suspect named so far in the killing of Tom Clements. The other, Thomas Guolee, remains at large. Before becoming head of Colorado prisons in 2011, Clements served for 31 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Pot, guns found near where children died Authorities confiscated a marijuana plant and firearms Monday from a North Carolina property where a man was digging a deep hole that collapsed on two children, including his daughter. The bodies of Chloe Jade Arwood, 6, and James Levi Caldwell, 7, were pulled Monday from a 24-foot-deep pit in the town of Stanley, outside of Charlotte. Rescuers had been digging for the children since Sunday, when the girl's father, Jordan Arwood, called 911. Officials were on the scene within minutes but couldn't get to the children.

Boy, 4, fatally shoots woman in home Authorities say a 4-year- old boy got hold of a loaded gun at a family cookout and fatally shot the wife of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy. Investigators say Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning on Saturday was showing his weapons to a relative in a bedroom of his home in Lebanon when the boy came in and picked up a gun off the bed. Sheriff Robert Bryan says the weapon discharged, hitting Josephine Fanning, 48. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The child is not related to her or her husband.

Windstorm blasts California Powerful wind raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, causing scattered power outages, whipping up blinding dust storms, and sending waves crashing ashore as a storm swept through the state on its way across the West. Rising wind was reported in Arizona, where 34 miles of Interstate 40 near Winslow had to be closed to traffic. …

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