saudi arabia http://kbia.org en 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 The Ruins of Us: An interview with author Keija Parssinen http://kbia.org/post/ruins-us-interview-author-keija-parssinen <p>Local writer Keija Parssinen is something of a fixture on Columbia&rsquo;s literary scene. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:12:17 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 7025 at http://kbia.org The Ruins of Us: An interview with author Keija Parssinen Saudi Arabia deal good news for Boeing in St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/saudi-arabia-deal-good-news-boeing-st-louis <p>The U.S. government has approved a $30 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that the head of a&nbsp;St. Louis area&nbsp;union says was &ldquo;do or die&rdquo; for his members. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 23:46:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6153 at http://kbia.org Saudi Arabia deal good news for Boeing in St. Louis