As driving ban lifted, Saudi women in crosshairs of change
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 7:21pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as clowns appear on a small stage, dancing for the crowd. A song with a woman's voice blares through the loudspeakers, singing: "I love you Saudia. My love, Saudia."
Just four years ago, this government-sponsored event was an unthinkable scene in the deeply religious and socially conservative country.
One Battle High School softball player prepares to pass annual car show on
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 5:54pm
COLUMBIA - One softball player is setting her team up for success before she leaves for college.
On Saturday, Battle High School's softball team hosted their second car show fundraiser. The idea came from one player's love for cars and the team's need for extra funds.
Citywide discussion on community policing continues
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 4:31pm
COLUMBIA - The discussion on community policing continues to ripple through Columbia after a citywide meeting Saturday.
The City of Columbia and the Columbia Police Department hosted the meeting at City Hall. It was the sixth meeting out of seven.
Man found shot to death near Kansas City home; no arrests
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 4:12pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a man near a house in the Oak Park Northwest neighborhood, just west of Central Park.
Police say officers patrolling the area around 1 a.m. Saturday heard gunshots and went to investigate.
Sarah Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant because she works for Trump
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 3:47pm
(CNN) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant by its owner because she works for President Donald Trump.
"Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left," Sanders posted on Twitter Saturday.
Former Missouri coach manages Alzheimer's with wife's help
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 3:18pm
COLUMBIA (AP) — The wife of a former University of Missouri football coach is helping her husband remember the details of his seven seasons with the team after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Warren Powers, 77, learned of his diagnosis five years ago, the Columbia Missourian reported. Warren Powers still remembers the 93 games and five bowl appearances as the Tigers' head coach, earning a spot in MU history and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Sisters gather for educating one another
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 2:03pm
COLUMBIA – Reaching all generations was the goal of one Columbia woman on Saturday.
Cheryl Miller is the president of Black Women with Voices, a non-profit organization created to promote awareness of violence against African American women. But on Saturday, she promoted a different cause.
ATV crash puts two in University Hospital
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 10:34am
CAMDEN COUNTY - Two teenage boys suffered serious injuries in an ATV accident Friday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
According to the report, Angel Castillo, 17, hit Hunter Henderson, 16, head-on after traveling near Skywater Road.
St. Louis to be site of election security summit
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 8:54am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A national gathering in St. Louis in September will focus on election security.
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced this week that the National Election Security Summit will be Sept. 10-11. Participants will include national, state and local election authorities, who will be joined by officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Election Assistance Commission and other experts.
Trump supporters are less with him on Russia than they are on other issues
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 8:36am
(CNN) -- Those who approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as the President are, naturally, much more likely to say they also approve of how he's doing on certain issues such like the economy, immigration, foreign affairs, and more.
However, the issue his supporters are least likely to think he is handling well, especially when compared with the overall country, is the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS, released Friday.