Blaine Luetkemeyer's campaign stressed the need to create jobs and balance the federal budget.
Mayor Bob McDavid and his predecessor, Darwin Hindman, praised voters for passing an extension of the one-eighth-cent sales tax that pays for improvements to the city's parks.
Incidents of suicide at Rutgers University and the University of Texas received national media attention in September. MU is now holding a Suicide Prevention Week to raise awareness about college-age suicide.
There were a few bright spots for Democrats in the face of an anti-incumbent groundswell sweeping the nation, including key gubernatorial victories in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland.
Dale Helmig was convicted in 1996 of killing his mother in Osage County. A DeKalb County judge ruled Wednesday that Helmig was innocent and a "victim of a manifest injustice."
His parents think he might have run away.