U.S. Supreme Court to issue ruling after 8 A.M. Wednesday
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office has appealed the stay of execution for convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, calling the federal appeals court ruling “an abuse of discretion.”
Allen Nicklasson, 41, had been scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing businessman Richard Drummond in 1994.
Gov. Nixon has directed Missouri’s Department of Revenue to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples who were legally married in other states.
The decision Tuesday by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster means that Ryan Ferguson could be released from prison soon.
The proposed ballot initiative will increase the sales tax by one percent, or one cent, if passed and all proceeds would go towards improving Missouri roads.
Gov. Jay Nixon halted Allen Nicklasson’s Oct. 23 execution following doctor protests along with threats from the anti-death penalty European Union to limit the drug’s export.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to delay testing at the smoldering Bridgeton landfill fire until federal funding for the work is enacted.
woman who says her family was forced to move from a northwest Missouri town after her 14-year-old daughter was plied with alcohol and sexually assaulted nearly two years ago disputed authorities’ claims that she and her daughter stopped cooperating with investigators.
“As Governor, my interest is in making sure justice is served and public health is protected,” Nixon said in an emailed statement.