warrensburg http://kbia.org en Repairs interrupt Amtrak runs in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/repairs-interrupt-amtrak-runs-missouri <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Damage to railroad tracks caused by last week's flash flooding in west-central Missouri is forcing changes in Amtrak passenger service.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:16:29 +0000 The Associated Press 50987 at http://kbia.org Repairs interrupt Amtrak runs in Missouri Former suspect in Warrensburg slaying returns home to Saudi Arabia http://kbia.org/post/former-suspect-warrensburg-slaying-returns-home-saudi-arabia <p></p><p>A former University of Central Missouri student from Saudi Arabia who was accused of paying his roommate to kill a Warrensburg bar owner has left the country nearly three weeks after charges were dismissed.</p><p>Ziyad Abid was held without bond for 11 months in connection with the Sept. 1 slaying of Blaine Whitworth. Johnson County prosecutor Lynn Stoppy dropped the charges August 2nd, saying there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute him. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:38:59 +0000 Associated Press 39219 at http://kbia.org Former suspect in Warrensburg slaying returns home to Saudi Arabia Grand jury indicts Saudi student on murder charge http://kbia.org/post/grand-jury-indicts-saudi-student-murder-charge <p>A Missouri grand jury has handed down a new indictment charging a former University of Central Missouri student from Saudi Arabia in the death of a Warrensburg bar owner.</p><p>The indictment filed Friday in Johnson County charges 24-year-old Ziyad Abid with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He was arrested in September after his roommate, Reginald Singletary Jr., told investigators Abid had paid him to kill bar owner Blaine Whitworth.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:23:32 +0000 Associated Press 37936 at http://kbia.org Obama talks economy, education at University of Central Missouri http://kbia.org/post/obama-talks-economy-education-university-central-missouri <p></p><p>The President discussed an American economy that's turning around, comparing where the country was five years ago to today. Obama says the basic American bargain of hard work paying off is alive again because private sector job growth is at its strongest since 1999, healthcare costs are shrinking, and the U.S. is becoming self-sufficient when it comes to energy use.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:05:22 +0000 Andrew Nichols 37693 at http://kbia.org Obama talks economy, education at University of Central Missouri Obama praises Missouri Innovation Campus program http://kbia.org/post/obama-praises-missouri-innovation-campus-program <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his speech in Warrensburg, President Barack Obama praised a Missouri program that allows selected high school students to graduate from college early and gain work experience as they do so.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">“I want other colleges to take a look at what's being done here,”</span><span class="s2"> Obama said.</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 03:32:11 +0000 Harum Helmy 37671 at http://kbia.org Obama praises Missouri Innovation Campus program Nixon, Obama to travel to Warrensburg http://kbia.org/post/nixon-obama-travel-warrensburg <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is joining President Barack Obama during the president's upcoming visit to the University of Central Missouri.</p><p>Obama is traveling Wednesday to the Warrensburg school and to Galesburg, Ill., to make his case for spending on infrastructure and for universal pre-school programs. The president is also expected to highlight the economic benefits of overhauling immigration laws.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:23:33 +0000 Associated Press 37484 at http://kbia.org Nixon, Obama to travel to Warrensburg Court still not setting bond for Saudi national charged in 2012 Warrensburg murder http://kbia.org/post/court-still-not-setting-bond-saudi-national-charged-2012-warrensburg-murder <p></p><p>A Missouri appeals court has rejected a motion seeking the release of a Saudi national being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge.</p><p>One day after Circuit Court Judge Michael Wagner issued an order denying bond for 24-year-old Ziyad Abid, the Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a defense motion seeking Abid's release. Abid is accused of paying his roommate to kill Warrensburg bar owner Blaine Whitworth on September 1st.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:56:06 +0000 Associated Press 37365 at http://kbia.org Court still not setting bond for Saudi national charged in 2012 Warrensburg murder While students checked email, computers at CMSU were breaking mathematical records http://kbia.org/post/while-students-checked-email-computers-cmsu-were-breaking-mathematical-records <p>While students at Central Missouri University browsed the internet and checked their email, their computers were slowly working toward a world record. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:20:23 +0000 Scott Pham 28482 at http://kbia.org While students checked email, computers at CMSU were breaking mathematical records Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislative-panel-focuses-higher-ed-funding <p>A panel of state lawmakers holds a hearing at the University of Central Missouri this week on creation of a funding formula for higher education institutions. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:17:37 +0000 The Associated Press 23229 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding