Friends, colleagues share memories of MU graduate student at memorial service

Friends and faculty gathered Friday at Memorial Union to share their memories of Aditi Avhad, who died in a Megabus accident Thursday.

Friends of Aditi Avhad remembered moments they shared with her at her Friday memorial organized by MU's Cultural Association of India. They continue to think of her parents, who were also passengers on the Megabus, and her brother, who remains in India.

London Olympics: Cantwell finishes fourth in Olympic shot-put

Christian Cantwell threw six times and fell short of winning the bronze medal by just 1.58 inches.

Drought reducing well water levels, causing stress on well-owners

As groundwater levels drop, homeowners are dealing with the impact of the drought on their wells. But so far, Boone County hasn't been widely affected.


Missouri basketball heads to Europe for 10-day tour

The Tigers will be taking classes, bonding with one another and playing against European teams.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: Phelps claims 17th gold medal, Williams advances to final match

Highlights of Friday's Olympics included Michael Phelps claiming his 17th gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly, and Serena Williams defeating No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in women's tennis.

Despite Megabus crash, number of vehicle accidents declining

Thursday's fatal Megabus crash seems to be an outlier in a declining trend of accidents involving large vehicles both in Missouri and nationwide. Officials say multiple factors can influence the number of crashes that occur, including stricter regulations on commercial motor carriers.

Gary Pinkel looks for players to emerge on Missouri football team

The coaching staff of MU's football team is looking for members of its team to evolve into star athletes this season.

MU grad student will be honored at memorial service Friday night

MU's Cultural Association of India will host services for Aditi Avhad in Memorial Union at 7 p.m. Friday. Avhad, an international student from Mumbai, was killed Thursday when a Megabus crashed into a bridge support column in Illinois.

Chairwoman Fugit faces challenge for seat on the Boone County Democratic Central Committee

An unusual challenge for the Katy Township committeewoman position on the Boone County Democratic Central Committee puts chairwoman's seat at risk.

Sullivan cites career in public service in campaign for administrator

The Republican is making his third bid for the elected position.

Lampton says experience as a lawyer would benefit administrator's office

Serving dual roles would save clients and the office money, Republican candidate says.

Former public administrator Hendren wants to win the job back

Sixteen-year veteran of the county office says her successor hasn't done the job well.

Richards seeks second term as public administrator

The incumbent wants to make the office more visible, establish an advisory board and hire more workers.

VOTERS GUIDE: Helpful tips for participating in Tuesday's primary election

Navigating the area's voting process can be a tough task — not to worry, though. Here are some helpful tips to ensure your Boone County voting experience goes smoothly.

Kelly breaks streak, Cardinals beat Brewers 9-3

Rookie right-hander Joe Kelly broke a three-start losing streak and drove in the go-ahead run to help the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri health care will suffer because of Supreme Court decision

Timothy Trout, president of Missouri Professionals Mutual, says that eliminating the malpractice awards cap has to potential to have a detrimental impact on the state's health care.

Big Latch On raises awareness about benefits, normality of breast-feeding

A small group of mothers gathered Friday morning to participate in the Big Latch On, a global breast-feeding event in which mothers from 23 different countries are registered to take part. While they laud the benefits of breast-feeding, some agreed that the practice is a personal choice.

Chase Daniel sees no competition for Saints' No. 2 quarterback position

New Orleans Saints and former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel sees no competition from Luke McCown to be the top backup to Drew Brees.

MU grad student remembered for her lively nature, hard work

MU graduate student Aditi Avhad was killed Thursday in a Megabus accident. She was 25. 

Change in requirements for fire investigations leave more 'undetermined'

The cause of the Brookside apartments fire is likely to remain undetermined. That's because fire investigation is far more rigorous than it was 30 years ago, when guesswork passed for science.