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.

Missouri voters line up early in statewide polling places

Election officials hired more temporary workers, repeatedly tested electronic voting machines, printed more paper ballots and have taken other precautions in anticipation of high turnout.

Ohio's voting systems tested by big turnout

Long lines but few major problems greeted voters Tuesday in Ohio, where a record 80 percent turnout is possible in a swing state that had presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama running neck and neck.

Bowers follows Anderson to Mizzou

MU freshman Laurence Bowers has known Tigers men's basketball coach Mike Anderson since he was a child. They first met when Arlyn Bowers, Laurence's uncle, played at Arkansas when Anderson was an assistant there.

Two MU wrestlers arrested

MU wrestler Nick Marable, who enters the season ranked No. 1 in the country in the 165-pound weight class, was one of two MU wrestlers arrested early Saturday morning.

Voters Guide 2008

For many, elections are a time to argue

Voting should go beyond candidate and party bashing, with more time spent on educating people on policies and civics.

Bush made the right move with North Korea

By beginning a war with North Korea, the U.S. would have continued to lose its power and make more and more enemies. With wars still being waged with Afghanistan and Iraq, can we really afford to take on another war?

Tigers want to finish job against K-State

Instead of talking about nothing but Kansas State, the Tigers still clearly had their inability to finish off Baylor on their minds Monday.

Edwards keeps Johnson in his sights

Columbia native Carl Edwards is closing on two-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson after winning the past two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Fans on field troubles Texas coach

Texas coach Mack Brown said in Monday's Big 12 Conference coaches teleconference he didn't think the fans on the field affected the outcome of his team's game Saturday night, but he worried about the safety of fans, players and others.

Biden, Clinton rally suburban Missouri Democrats

Vowing to end the war in Iraq and mocking Sarah Palin and John McCain, Joe Biden spoke to a Kansas City-area crowd on the verge of the election while Hilary Clinton stumped in St. Charles.

Monday temperatures hover close to record high

Warm and sunny weather should continue on Election Day. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 76 degrees for Tuesday. The average Nov. 4 temperature is 59 degrees.

New accusations surface in Warren lawsuit

Accusations against Warren Funeral Chapel have focused on unsanitary conditions, unembalmed bodies and lost remains. On Monday, new accusations surfaced that could lead to new counts added to the lawsuit filed against the funeral home by Attorney General Jay Nixon.

Candidates rally for support from swing state Missouri

Monday's political schedule underscores how important Missouri is to both parties. VP candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin appeared at rallies in Lee's Summit and Jefferson City. Polls continue to show Barack Obama and John McCain about even in the bellwether state.