The vet from Branson, who lost both legs in Iraq when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb, was scheduled to receive a free house from Homes for Our Troops.
While revenues were down for the year, December's take was up 1.5 percent, the first full month after voters repealed the state's loss limit.
In his first speech as governor, Nixon called for an end to partisan politics in Jefferson City as the state faces historic economical and unemployment challenges.
After the governor's short inaugural address, Nixon's supporters were treated to a tour of the Governor's Mansion and a potluck dinner.
After serving as Missouri's attorney general for 16 years, Nixon took the oath of office to become governor.
Residents in De Sota, a town about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis, spoke favorably of the hometown boy who is now Missouri's governor.
Click here to read the full prepared remarks of Gov. Jay Nixon's inauguration speech.
Missouri's incoming governor is styling his inauguration as "A New Day for Missouri" — a phrase to be repeated in his inaugural address.
Buildings that were afterthoughts are now part of a growing driver-friendly trail of color across the nation's back roads — in Appalachia and now in Missouri.
Park status would both honor the only U.S. president from Missouri and provide economic aid to the area.
Using only his peripheral vision, Bob White snaps photos of rural plants, buildings, wildlife and people.
The driver of a red BMW was arrested after police said he caused an accident that left a man dead while racing.
Kyle William Musser of Gower pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He had originally been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kurt Brinton, 33.
A police officer had fired a stun gun twice at a suspected drunken driver, who became unresponsive soon after. The incident happened during a traffice stop in August.
But this time around, there's a big difference.
They'll lead the Agriculture and Labor departments and the state's National Guard units.
A Cole County judge rejected the argument that his Lincoln Count jury was chosen improperly. Ryan Ferguson was convicted in 2oo5 of killing of Columbia sports editor Kent Heitholt.
The cuts will take effect March 1 by combining two deboning shifts. The high price of corn — its incease blamed on its use for fuel — was cited.
He is Mark Templeton, an associate dean and chief operating officer of Yale Law School.