McDavid beats five opponents to become mayor

Mayor-elect Bob McDavid celebrates his win with his daughter Kim Schmidt, son Scott McDavid, wife Suzanne and members of the Columbia Fire Department on stage at Shiloh Bar and Grill on Tuesday evening. McDavid won the mayor's seat with 54 percent of the vote.

Boone Hospital Center trustee chairman Bob McDavid won the mayor's seat by 4,748 votes.

UPDATE: Maplewood Barn supporters assess loss in wake of fire

Board members met Tuesday evening to discuss the future of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre and are determined to continue the program. The Maplewood Barn Association hopes to present a plan as soon as possible.

Final election results

Final vote totals were released at 9:20 p.m.

What Columbia voters had to say at the polls this morning

Voters put in their two cents about the candidates and issues at today's polls.

More from Columbia voters about Tuesday's election

Voters explain what was important to them in this year's city and School Board election.

Mayor Hindman reflects on his 15 years as Columbia's mayor

Columbia's longest serving mayor, Darwin Hindman, presided over his last Columbia City Council meeting Monday night. Beforehand, he answered some questions for the Missourian about his 15 years as mayor.

Kespohl, Dudley win City Council races

Voters elected Gary Kespohl, Third Ward, and Daryl Dudley, Fourth Ward, to the City Council.

It's Mees, Whitt and newcomer Sessions for School Board

Incumbents Jan Mees and James Whitt both won three-year seats on the Columbia School Board, along with newcomer Jonathan Sessions for a one-year term. Dan Holt and Phil Peters plan to continue their involvement in Columbia education, whether on the board or not.

Voters approve $120 million bond for Columbia schools

About 77 percent of voters approved a $120 million bond issue put forth by Columbia Public Schools.

Old friends reunite in Missouri baseball team's win

SIUE assistant coach Kurt Calvert played center field for the Tigers in 2008 when current Missouri first baseman Aaron Senne was a right fielder. The two caught up in the Tiger's 14-3 victory Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

Final election results

Read the final results from Tuesday's election.

Maplewood supporters assess loss in wake of fire

The fire at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre has left spirits down but not out as hope and support arrive from the community.

MU moving to fill vacant women's basketball coaching job

The MU admistration said it interviewed candidates for the Tigers' next women's basketball coach on Monday and Tuesday and that someone could be hired by the end of the week.

MU student e-mail back online after 20-hour glitch

The problem lay with the Outlook Live service at Microsoft, taking student e-mail offline from Monday afternoon to midday Tuesday.

Cut could jeopardize Missouri university in-state tuition freeze

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to cut higher education funding Tuesday. The cuts must pass through the full Senate, then go back to the House.

Rock Bridge soccer team rolls in season opener

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team won its season opener Tuesday, rolling to a 7-0 victory at Hannibal.

Voters approve five Columbia charter amendments

The proposals dealt mostly with city administration and passed by wide margins.

Missouri college students might see increased tuition rates

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved nearly $65 million in cuts from public college and university budgets, and the proposal must be reconciled with a similar House plan.

Columbia residents approve downtown security cameras

Leaders for both support and opposition groups said on election night that they'll stay active to weigh in on funding for the cameras and other issues.

Craigslist founder speaks to businesspeople, students in Columbia

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, served as keynote speaker for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase luncheon Tuesday and held a Q&A at the Reynolds Journalism Institute for Missouri journalism students and faculty.