UPDATE: McCaskill defeats Akin in re-election bid for Senate seat

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill won her re-election bid for Missouri's Senate seat.

Election 2012: A guide to election night commentary online

After months of campaigning and news coverage of that campaigning, election night is finally here. We're compiling a running list of commentary from various news sources. 

Delta airlines rejects city's enticements, opts to end service from Columbia Regional Airport

Delta Air Lines has rejected an offer from the city for a revenue guarantee in exchange for continuing its service between Columbia and Atlanta, Mayor Bob McDavid announced at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.



UPDATE: Sen. McCaskill, Gov. Nixon re-elected in Missouri

In other statewide races, Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster defeated Republican attorney Ed Martin. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder won a third term.

Determined Columbia residents give and receive rides to polling places

For myriad reasons, people around the city were motivated to overcome obstacles to get out and vote — or to help others accomplish that task.

Boone County voters join the nation in casting ballots

The presidential race and a proposed increase in Missouri's tobacco tax were top of mind for many.

WE VOTED: Capturing the faces (and stickers) of voters

To tap into some of the pride around voting, the Missourian caught up with voters and their “I Voted” stickers today at polling places around Columbia.

Delta rejects city offer for revenue guarantee, will discontinue service in February

The city sent Deltaan offer of a $3 million guarantee spread over two years starting in 2014, a waiver of landing fees and an unspecified "advertising component." The airline turned down the offer in a phone call this morning.

GUIDE TO THE ELECTION: Online, interactive and social election night coverage

To satisfy your election news needs throughout the day and night, check out this guide to online streaming coverage, social media feeds and interactive content.

One injured in east Columbia shooting

A 17 year-old male checked into Women's and Children's Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound 

MU professor receives $2.4 million grant to establish Terrorism and Disaster Center

The center will focus on dealing with the emotional effects of disasters instead of immediate relief efforts such as providing food and shelter to victims.

Poll troubleshooter fixes problems at the polls on Election Day

The Boone County Clerk’s office is responsible for making local elections run smoothly so they assemble a group of poll workers, like John Shewmaker, to run the poll stations around Boone County.

Missouri Task Force 1 begins return trip to Columbia

The members began the two-day trip Tuesday morning and are scheduled to arrive Wednesday evening. Several members of the team were able to vote via an absentee ballot in Missouri's election.

Columbia fifth-graders share thoughts on politics, voting

Students from Mill Creek Elementary School in Columbia talk about the role of the president and how they feel about politics.

Columbia voters share their Election Day experiences online

The Columbia Missourian is gathering observations, reactions and pictures on social media from mid-Missouri voters on Election Day. Check back to see what people are saying.

GENE ROBERTSON: We need to build bridges, not fences

We put so much effort into building fences when bridges could just as easily be built and would generate mutual benefits and better enable us to address catastrophes if and when they occur.

Boone County voters tell their stories

We talk to voters around Boone County as they cast their votes on Election Day.

Rock Bridge boys soccer team wins sectional game

Bruins senior midfielder Eli Sherman scored the game's only goal nine minutes into the second half for a 1-0 victory over Jefferson City.


Democratic Missouri Gov. Nixon wins re-election over Spence

Gov. Jay Nixon's victory Tuesday came after a campaign in which both candidates highlighted the need to create jobs in Missouri. Nixon said he was doing so, while Spence claimed Missouri was falling behind economically.

Voters react to election results on social media

The Missourian is keeping an eye on voter reactions as election results come in. We'll be updating the story as more results become known, so check back in with us throughout the night.