The Stratmans in front of the theater [Photo]

Elizabeth and Wes Stratman in front of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre on October 10. The couple saw "The Fantasticks" on their first date at the theater in 2005.

AUDIO: Pingeton announcement [Audio]

Listen to the University of Missouri's announcement that Illinois State coach Robin Pingeton will become the new coach of the Tigers women's basketball team.

Muppet history 101 [Slideshow]

Garcia covers second base [Photo]

Missouri freshman Eric Garcia reaches for the baseball as Illinois' Josh Parr slides into second base during a close play Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

MU baseball at Busch Stadium [Photo]

This file photo shows the Missouri baseball team at Busch Stadium in 2010 when the team played Illinois. The Tigers return to the stadium to play Illinois at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Robin Pingeton coaches the Illinois State women's basketball team [Photo]

lllinois State coach Robin Pingeton instructs her players in a game last February against Bradley. Pingeton is expected to be named the new Missouri women's basketball coach on Thursday.

Marston heads to second [Photo]

Mariah Montgomery of Kansas tries to out MU's Jenna Marston during the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday.

MU softball's Jenna Marston [Photo]

MU shortstop Jenna Marston anticipates the ball during the second game of a doubleheader against Kansas on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers won the first game 5-4 and the second game 10-2.

Missouri plays at Busch Stadium [Photo]

The Missouri baseball team beat Illinois 7-4 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Scherzer has strong outing [Photo]

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the third inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. The former Missouri Tigers pitcher took a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

Tons of Trucks [Video]

Dan and Dusti Mitchell brought their two children, Cyler and Sidney, to enjoy Wednesday night’s Tons of Trucks event at Cosmopolitan Park. Cyler, 2, is shown playing around on the fire trucks and other vehicles while his parents and 6-month-old sister follow him around. Columbia Parks and Recreation Superintendent Karen Ramey also explains how the event impacts kids.

Tons of Trucks [Slideshow]

Sounds of horns and sirens filled Cosmopolitan Park as the 2010 Tons of Trucks event opened up to the public on Wednesday. Children were able to climb into the drivers seat of trucks ranging from backhoes and ambulances to a SWAT vehicle. The event was sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation and Parents as Teachers.

McDavid at victory celebration [Photo]

Mayor-elect Bob McDavid gives a speech to attendees and the media alongside his wife Suzanne and son Scott after the announcement of his win at his election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar and Grill.

McDavid on election night [Photo]

Mayor-elect Bob McDavid speaks privately to his wife, Suzanne, during his election watch party held at Shiloh Bar & Grill on April 6.

McDavid's campaign: A look back [Slideshow]

A collection of photos from Bob McDavid's campaign for mayor and his watch party on election night.

Gov. Nixon gives press conference at MU [Photo]

Gov. Jay Nixon smiles after a press conference Wednesday, April 7, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. During the talk, Nixon laid out details for budget reform in Missouri.

Gov. Nixon talks about budget reform at MU [Photo]

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks Wednesday, April 7, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. During the talk, Nixon detailed for budget reform in Missouri. The governor talked about ways the state could cut spending in the face of decreased available funds. "Our most pressing challenge is closing a $500 million budget gap, caused by lower-than-normal state revenue," he said.

McDavid wins outer precincts; Wade took inner ones [Photo]

A map of mayoral election results by precinct shows McDavid winning nearly every outer-city precinct, while Jerry Wade won most of those in the center city. Use our interactive map to show all elections results by precinct.

Proposition 1 passes [Photo]

From left, Lonnie, Karen and Adam Taylor celebrate the passing of Proposition 1, which approves the installation of surveillance cameras in the central business district of Columbia, at mayor-elect Bob McDavid's election result watch party on Tuesday night at Shiloh Bar & Grill.

Whitt celebrates with wife, Annelle [Photo]

Columbia School Board Member-elect James A. Whitt and his wife, Annelle, celebrate being elected to a three-year term after receiving 30.2% of the votes Tuesday, at Boone Tavern.