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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Jay Nixon
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon works with the new hands-on E-sponder electronic mapping device during a tour of the St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency in St. Louis on July 12, 2009. The emergency office has been opened and manned 24 hours a day due to the 2009 Major League Baseball All Star Game to be played at Busch Stadium on July 14. U.S. President Obama is expected to attend. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Jefferson City, Missouri

Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (born February 13, 1956) is the 55th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as Missouri's Attorney General before his election in 2008. Nixon holds both an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

He made his first bid for statewide office in 1988, an unsuccessful effort to oust incumbent U.S. Senator John Danforth. Nixon was defeated by Danforth, winning 32% of the vote compared to Danforth's 68%. Nixon was first elected as Missouri's Attorney General on November 3, 1992, on a platform of fighting crime, cleaning up government corruption, and protecting consumers and the environment. Nixon followed William L. Webster as Attorney General. The 1992 race for Attorney General between Nixon and former State House Minority Leader David Steelman was especially heated; however Nixon beat Steelman 51% to 45%, with an unusually high 4% of the votes going to the Libertarian Party candidate.

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