MU sees application increase for fall 2009

An early look at enrollment data for fall 2009 shows that the number of applications to MU is way up, making MU the only Big 12 university seeing an increase in applications for next year.

Missourian audio about the election

Listen here to learn more about the election from around Boone County today.

Missourian videos about the election

The Missourian has been documenting the 2008 election on video.

Pundits feature polls and more on sites

Undecided voters cast their ballots

A month before Election Day, Missourian reporters sought out what were likely the last of Columbia's undecided voters and followed the decision-making process leading up to what appears to be a historic election.

Nonpartisan groups work to encourage voting

The NAACP and GRO are making last-minute efforts to encourage people to vote by distributing fliers and offering rides to the polls.

Secretary of state condemns false text messages

Voters should not trust text messages and prerecorded calls that encourage them to cast their ballots Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

Record number of voters expected to deluge polls

The spotlight is on polling places Tuesday as long lines and other issues challenge election directors across the country. Voter turnout is anticpated to be high, as registration numbers are up 7.3 percent from the last presidential election.

Celebrities cast ballots citing historic aspect of election

Hip-hop moguls, country musicians and actors used their the celebrity appeal during the campaign, and said they felt powerful at the polls on Tuesday.

Obama volunteers feed, entertain voters waiting in line

Three high school students used their day off of school to offer water and chips to people waiting in line to vote. The Obama supporters were hoping to encourage everyone in line to stay despite the wait.

Going to the polls

Voters talk about what makes them go to the polls.

Obama and McCain vote, prepare final pitches

The candidates in the presidential race took time out at their respective polling places Tuesday morning before getting back on the campaign trail.

Candidates place their votes

Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin all voted this morning. Watch CNN's videos of the candidates as they cast their votes.

Man in stable condition after Monday motorcycle accident

A motorcyclist was in stable condition Tuesday morning after being sent to University Hospital when his motorcycle collided with a car at about 6 p.m. Monday on Paris Road, a Columbia Police Department news release states.

Minor machine malfunctions, human mistake surface in Florida polling places

Florida's voters and elections officials are trying to avoid another election meltdown during this historic election.

Trial of escaped murder suspect set to begin

The trial of a man charged with first-degree murder who escaped from and later turned himself back in to St. Louis police is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

$5.7 million tax refund for insurance companies denied

Eight out-of-state insurance companies requested refunds on taxes paid in 2004 on premiums collected in Missouri, but were refused because they missed the deadline.

Train strikes, kills Catawissa teen

An Amtrak train struck a 15-year-old girl who was walking on the tracks in Franklin County. She later died.

Man found dead in Brentwood rug store

Police are ruling the death a homicide.

Democrats head for bigger House majority

The Democratic Party is expected to gain more seats in the House of Representatives after a race fueled by Bush antipathy.