Local businesses offer giveaways for voters

Starbucks, McAlister's Deli and the Candy Factory were among businesses in town giving out free goodies to voters.

Smith Hatchery Road farmhouse destroyed in fire

The farmhouse had been used to store equipment. No one was injured in the fire. 

Missouri Museum plans 1844 election program

Wednesday's program begins at 7 p.m. at the state Capitol in Jefferson City.

MU associate professor injured in hit and run on South Garth Street

Elizabeth Chang was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said.

Columbia voters reported speedy visits to the polls

We've been asking people today to tell us about their experiences voting in Columbia. Most have reported wait times of 15 minutes or less.

Columbia College volleyball sweeps Stephens in AMC tournament opener

The Cougars knocked Stephens College out of the American Midwest Conference tournament Tuesday night, defeating the Stars in three sets at Southwell Complex.

Some Columbia residents choose not to vote on Election Day

People across town explain why they were not heading to the polls on Election Day. 

Vicky Hartzler takes 4th Congressional District

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler has defeated Democratic challenger Teresa Hensley to win a second term representing Missouri's 4th Congressional District.

Incumbents reign in Missouri's U.S. House elections

Six of the seven incumbents in Missouri's U.S. House delegation have won re-election.

Missouri voters turning out in high numbers

A spokeswoman from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office said predictions of 72 percent turnout are likely to be accurate.


Missouri secretary of state trims website for election

Secretary of state spokeswoman Stacie Temple said Tuesday that the county-by-county vote totals from past elections have been temporarily removed from the website.

1 victim of southwest Missouri plane crash identified

The identified victims was R. Deryl Edwards Jr., a 41-year-old Joplin lawyer. The name of the second victim has not been released.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The next administration's top 5 foreign policy challenges

The success of sanctions against Iran depends in large part on Russian cooperation. Russia is an important international actor, particularly because it still possesses nearly half of the world's nuclear weapons.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Americans haven't learned from past hurricanes

The nation is still not bracing properly for the potential consequences of high winds and rising water.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Can young Americans rescue our economy?

A sound education, helpful mentors and internships will lead to young American entrepreneurs and a foundation for future economic prosperity.

Election 2012: Your guide to the Missourian's election night coverage

President Barack Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon were re-elected Tuesday.

UPDATE: Obama wins Northeast; Romney secures conservative base

The critical battlegrounds with the key to victory were unsettled — Virginia, Ohio and Florida among them — with long lines in many locations after poll-close time.