UM President Forsee’s town hall meeting raises concerns about diversity

UM System President Gary Forsee answers questions from the audience during an open Town Hall meeting on Nov. 3 in Jesse Hall Auditorium. Forsee addressed both the possible changes in the retirement plan that could affect future employees and the university’s fiscal challenges.

MU officials said diversity is often a factor in grant applications and that a lack of diversity in the governor-appointed UM System Board of Curators could affect the university system's ability to obtain grants and help spur economic development in the state.

Missouri freshmen running backs move on after Tigers' first loss

The Missouri football team's defeat at Nebraska last Saturday was the first loss of Henry Josey's and Marcus Murphy's college careers. But, coach Gary Pinkel said he is impressed with how the freshmen running backs are handling the setback.

Police find missing 13-year-old boy walking along I-70

A resident's phone call helped police find Jacob Taylor, who was reported as a runaway on Tuesday.

GRAPHIC: See how Boone County voted

How did your precinct vote? Use our interactive graphic to see results in every precinct in Boone County in local and statewide races.

U.S. Bank robbery suspect indicted

A Rockaway Beach man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in connection with bank robberies in Columbia and Sedalia.


Here are the results for all races on the ballot in Columbia.

SLIDESHOW: Voters, candidates gather at watch parties

As the polls closed for election night, voters across the state gathered with their favored candidates to watch results come in. Missourian photographers captured the highs and lows of the candidates' watch parties.

Jubilant GOP wins U.S. House, falls short of Senate

Incomplete returns showed the GOP picked up at least 57 House seats — the biggest party turnover in more than 70 years — and led for eight more, far in excess of what they needed for a majority.



Blunt rides Republican wave to victory in U.S. Senate race

Republican Congressman Roy Blunt declared victory over Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in the race for Missouri's open U.S. Senate seat. The win followed a trend of Republican wins across the state and nationwide.

Taser issue voted down

Citizens and police can continue using Tasers in Columbia after Proposition 2 was roundly defeated. The group People for a Taser-Free Columbia planned to issue a statement Wednesday.

UPDATE: Missouri judge overturns conviction of man in mom's death

After being held in prison for 17 years for the death of his mother, Dale Helmig's conviction has been overturned by a Missouri judge in lieu of new evidence. 

Voter turnout about 47 percent in Missouri

Figures from the secretary of state's office show more than 1.9 million people voted Tuesday.

Incumbents mostly retain seats in local state House races

John Cauthorn, Stephen Webber, Chris Kelly, Paul Quinn, and Mary Still were elected to the General Assembly.

Rock Bridge boys soccer team wins district championship

Bruins goalkeeper Brady Wulff made a save on Jefferson City's sixth overtime penalty kick to win the Class 3, District 9 championship Wednesday night in Sedalia.

MU soccer team ends season of adjustments

A loss to Nebraska in the Big 12 Tournament ended the season for a Missouri team that featured several new players.

Police see vote of confidence in Taser ban results

With the defeat of Proposition 2, Columbia police will continue to use Tasers. Meanwhile, People for a Taser-Free Columbia plan their next course of action.

Skelton concedes defeat in 4th District upset

Incumbent Congressman Ike Skelton, a Democrat, fell to Republican challenger Vicky Hartzler on Tuesday in an outcome that seemed unlikely for most of the election season.

Election 2010: Proposition B passes narrowly

New rules for dog breeders in Missouri, strongly supported by the Humane Society of the United States, were approved by the smallest of margins in Tuesday's election. Breeders have one year to come into compliance with the new regulations.

Columbia College men's basketball shows newfound depth in season-opening win

Out of 17 players on the team, the Cougars have 11 newcomers, including five freshmen and six transfers.

Missouri Constitution adds three amendments following Tuesday's election

Three amendments to the state constitution passed in Tuesday's elections. Some experts said they would be better suited as statutes.