death http://kbia.org en CPD: No charges in October I-70 bicyclist death, dept. response OK http://kbia.org/post/cpd-no-charges-october-i-70-bicyclist-death-dept-response-ok <p>The Columbia Police Department says it will not charge the driver of a semi-truck that hit and killed a bicyclist on 1-70 in the early morning hours in October. Department spokesperson Captain Joe Bernhard says the driver’s statements and physical evidence at the scene suggest 36-year-old Ennis Patrick was riding his bike on the main traveled portion of the roadway, and there is no criminal offense on the part of the driver.</p><p>The investigation also looked into the department’s response to the accident: the remains stayed on the side of the highway for more than 8 hours before they were identified as human. Bernhard says two different officers drove by the scene shortly after the truck driver reported hitting something on the road, but both thought it was a deer that had been hit, and there was nothing on the roadway that needed to be cleared. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:16:16 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 45559 at http://kbia.org CPD: No charges in October I-70 bicyclist death, dept. response OK What comes after death in the Abrahamic faiths? http://kbia.org/post/what-comes-after-death-abrahamic-faiths <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When Rashed Nizam went home to Bangladesh this spring, he knew his father was close to death.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Katy Mersmann 41992 at http://kbia.org What comes after death in the Abrahamic faiths? Community shares memories of Eliot Battle http://kbia.org/post/community-shares-memories-eliot-battle <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">When anyone asked Eliot Battle how he was doing, he would always answer, "Super."</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">Battle, a longtime Columbia educator, died Tuesday (June 11) from injuries sustained after a car crass Friday. He was 88.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:57:17 +0000 Kellie Moore 35468 at http://kbia.org Community shares memories of Eliot Battle LISTEN: Researcher explores relationship between death, supernatural belief http://kbia.org/post/listen-researcher-explores-relationship-between-death-supernatural-belief <p></p><p>Awareness of death can lead people to strengthen and defend their own religious beliefs, according to a recent psychological study led by MU researcher Kenneth Vail.&nbsp;</p><p>And that doesn't just apply to those who believe in a higher power already. &nbsp;</p><p>The foundation of Vail's researcg comes from the idea that part of the motivation for religious belief is the awareness of death – an idea that has deep philosophical roots, Vail said. Recent experimental research also points to the notion that people use belief to help manage awareness of mortality.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 28606 at http://kbia.org LISTEN: Researcher explores relationship between death, supernatural belief Jefferson City shooting leaves one dead http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-shooting-leaves-one-dead <p>Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:35:03 +0000 Associated Press 12853 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City shooting leaves one dead