Romney, McCaskill, Nixon win in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won Missouri's 10 electoral votes Tuesday, election results showed.

Former Mamtek CEO in custody in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Bruce Cole, former chief executive officer of artificial sweeter firm Mamtek U.S., was back in Missouri to face charges of theft and fraud, authorities said.

Mo. lawmakers override birth control veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Missouri Legislature has overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a law allowing employers to deny coverage of birth control on religious grounds.
GOP: Akin wins in Mo., Hoekstra in Mich.

GOP: Akin wins in Mo., Hoekstra in Mich.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin was declared the Republican U.S. Senate primary winner in Missouri Tuesday and will face incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in November.

Missouri governor plans more budget cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said the state's government was poised for another round of budget cuts that would enable him to hold the line on taxes.

National Guard searches for missing baby

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Missouri National Guard joined the Kansas City, Mo., police Sunday to search for a baby girl who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Lawmakers vote to repeal Mo. Facebook law

Lawmakers vote to repeal Mo. Facebook law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure repealing a law that banned most private communications between teachers and students on social media sites.

Mo. lieutenant gov admits foolishness

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says he was young and "foolish" when he became fascinated by an exotic dancer at a strip club in Sauget, Ill.
Obama tours tornado scene, meets victims

Obama tours tornado scene, meets victims

JOPLIN, Mo., May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama toured hard-hit Joplin, Mo., Sunday and viewed the tornado's devastation calling it "a national tragedy."
Mo. tries to locate missing in Joplin

Mo. tries to locate missing in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo., May 26 (UPI) -- Missing persons reports have been filed for 232 people following the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., state officials said Thursday.
Puppy mill law overturns voter initiative

Puppy mill law overturns voter initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 28 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a compromise bill into law overturning a voter initiative to limit the state's rampant problem with puppy mills.
Groups vow to support anti-puppy mill law

Groups vow to support anti-puppy mill law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 14 (UPI) -- Animal-rights groups vowed to take a voter-approved anti-puppy mill law back to the voters if Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon doesn't veto a bill repealing the measure.
Child rapist-killer executed in Missouri

Child rapist-killer executed in Missouri

BONNE TERRE, Mo., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Martin Link, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an 11-year-old girl, was executed Wednesday at Bonne Terre Correctional Center in Missouri.
No clemency for Mo. murderer of girl, 11

No clemency for Mo. murderer of girl, 11

JACKSON, Mo., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Gov. Jay Nixon has denied clemency for a man scheduled for execution in Missouri for the 1991 murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Governor allegedly intended stab target

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A student who allegedly stabbed a college dean in Kansas City had actually wanted to stab Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and thought he had done so, investigators say.

Missouri using gas from landfills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon inaugurated a renewable energy project that uses the biodegradation processes in landfills to generate electricity.

Nixon: 'Missourians needlessly at risk'

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Missouri officials allowed people to swim for two weeks this spring in waters known to be tainted with E. coli bacteria, Gov. Jay Nixon said.

Clemency sought for death row prisoner

ST. LOUIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Activists say convicted killer Reginald Clemons should not be executed for the killings of two University of Missouri-St. Louis students.

Missouri prisoner set to be executed

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 17 (UPI) -- Dennis Skillicorn is to be put to death Wednesday in Missouri, making him the first man the state has executed since 2005, officials said.

Mo., Ill., Ky. clean up after storms

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Residents of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky were cleaning up Saturday after a squall line of intense thunderstorms left four dead, officials said.

Nixon set to win Missouri governor's race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jay Nixon is become Missouri's next governor, after serving as the Show-Me State's longtime attorney general, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Tuesday.
Poll: Missouri AG Nixon has big gov. lead

Poll: Missouri AG Nixon has big gov. lead

ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- Democratic Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has a commanding lead in the race to choose the state's next governor, a poll indicated Monday.

Missouri AG: Tobacco settlement squandered

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 16 (UPI) -- Missouri is not using its share of tobacco settlement money for anti-smoking programs, state Attorney General Jay Nixon said Wednesday.

Judge refuses to block river water release

ST. LOUIS, March 26 (UPI) -- Missouri officials have lost a court fight in which they tried to block release of water from an upstream Missouri River dam to help an endangered sturgeon.

Charity director told to pay restitution

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A Missouri court has ordered a director of a charity that falsely claimed to raise money for spinal cord research to pay $5,000 restitution.
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