COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Colorado prisons chief shot to death at his home last month has been honored in his native state and the college town where he lived for nearly three decades.
More than 400 friends, family members and former Missouri co-workers of Tom Clements packed Friday afternoon's memorial service at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia, where he had been a youth minister.
Clements was a St. Louis native who worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections for 31 years before taking the top prisons job in Colorado in 2011. He rose through the ranks from a probation and parole officer in St. Louis to an administrative job overseeing Missouri's 21 adult prisons.
Colorado officials are investigating whether a violent white supremacist gang based in that state's prison system was behind the killing.
A St. Louis man faces charges because he doesn't handle rejection well.
Police say Ronald Burns approached a woman in a South St.. Louis store and asked for her number. When she said no, Burns allegedly followed her out of the store and robbed her at gunpoint. Burns now faces several charges in connection to the incident.
Over 20,000 runners will be downtown this weekend for the Go! St. Louis Marathon events and that means road closures.
On 64/40, MoDOT will close several ramps including westbound ramps to Forest Park, Market, and 21 st Street--those ramps will close at 5AM on Sunday and reopen by 3PM. Eastbound closures include ramps to Market and Chestnut. Those closures will last from 5AM until around 3PM.
Here are other road closures:
Market between Tucker and 18th St. will be closed 4:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The stretch between Tucker and Broadway will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Pine St. from Tucker to 14th will be closed from midnight Sunday to 5 p.m.
13th St. from Market to Pine will be closed between midnight and 5 p.m.
Forest Park between Compton and Union will be closed between 7:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Vandeventer will be closed between Forest Park and Lindell from 7:15 a.m to 1 p.m.
There will be no southbound travel on Union from Delmar to Lindell between 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
There will be no eastbound travel on Delmar between Skinker and Union from 8:25 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.