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.
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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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