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Man executed in Missouri for 1989 rape and murder of high school girl

BONNE TERRE, Mo., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A man who admitted the 1989 rape and murder of a high school student was put to death early Wednesday in Missouri.

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy won't decriminalize pot for tax purposes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-Conn., said Sunday it "doesn't make sense" to decriminalize marijuana for increased tax revenue.

Missouri bill would cancel federal gun control laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Missouri state senators say they have given the nod to a measure that would nullify federal gun control laws and jail federal agents enforcing them.

U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay on Missouri execution

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Allen Nicklasson, the "Good Samaritan" killer, would be put to death before midnight Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay, officials said.

Virginia same-sex married couples must file separate state tax returns

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Virginia will not conform to IRS rules for same-sex married couples, requiring them to file their state income tax returns as single individuals.

Missouri serial killer executed after U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Missouri serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday after his appeals were exhausted, a prison official told KSDK-TV, St. Louis.

Fed judge stays execution of serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin

BONNE TERRE, Mo., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Missouri officials Tuesday appealed a federal judge's stay of the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin.

Porn publisher Flynt seeks to save man who shot him from execution

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Pornography publisher Larry Flynt says the man whose bullet left him disabled shouldn't be put to death, but spend the rest of his life in a Missouri prison.

Missouri legislators fail to override tax, gun law vetoes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Missouri's Republican-led legislature failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure for sweeping tax cuts and another blocking federal gun laws.

Missouri lawmakers vote on nullifying federal gun laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Missouri lawmakers vote Wednesday on whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a law allowing citizens to own a machine gun, superseding federal gun laws.

Anti-Obama rodeo incident mars Missouri State Fair

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An anti-President Obama incident at a Missouri State Fair rodeo brought sharp rebukes from state leaders and an apology from fair officials Sunday.

Oklahoma man drowns in attempt to save daughter stranded by flooding

NASHVILLE, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma man died early Friday as he tried to rescue his daughter from a vehicle stranded by floodwaters, officials said.

National Guardsmen sent to flooded south-central Missouri

ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Missouri's Gasconade River overflowed its banks Wednesday after heavy rain, and Gov. Jay Nixon announced National Guard troops were deployed to the area.

Man gets 12 years for stabbing Missouri college dean

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 11 (UPI) -- A mentally ill Missouri man will spend the next 12 years in prison after stabbing the dean of a community college in the neck, a judge said.
At least 16 people died in Okla. tornadoes; search on for missing

At least 16 people died in Okla. tornadoes; search on for missing

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3 (UPI) -- A deadly storm that spawned five tornadoes late last week killed at least 16 people across Oklahoma. Officials said Monday they fear the death toll will rise.
More rain threatens already-swollen Midwest rivers

More rain threatens already-swollen Midwest rivers

ST. LOUIS, April 24 (UPI) -- The Mississippi River could crest at more than 11 feet above flood stage as more rain and snow fall on an already saturated Midwest, weather officials said.

Midwest braces for additional rain and flooding

ST. LOUIS, April 23 (UPI) -- The overflowing Mississippi River topped levees in northern Missouri, as weather forecasters predicted more rain, adding to flood conditions along the river.
Powerful, deadly storm system pushes east

Powerful, deadly storm system pushes east

NORFOLK, Va., April 12 (UPI) -- A powerful storm system, stretching from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, dumped snow and torrential rains, spawned tornadoes and was blamed for three deaths.

Tornadoes strike Mo., Ark., Ala., Miss.; at least one dead

ST. LOUIS, April 11 (UPI) -- At least one person is dead and Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi were mopping up Thursday from severe storms and several tornadoes, officials said.
Storm system carries snow, sleet, rain

Storm system carries snow, sleet, rain

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Snow fell in parts of the Midwest and other regions had a snow-sleet-rain mix Friday, all part of a storm system pushing eastward across the United States.

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Storm spreads snow, rain across 20 states

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A huge storm moving across the central United States, already blamed for one death, could dump as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas, forecasters said.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Republicans maintain lead in governorships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ten of 11 U.S. gubernatorial races up for grabs had been decided as of Wednesday, with only Washington state's race still undecided, election results showed.
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