KU Fire

Smoking Materials Caused KU Frat Fire

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Investigators say a fire at a University of Kansas fraternity house was caused by improperly disposed of smoking materials.

K-State Will Offer Its First Massive Online Course

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University has announced that a health and wellness course will be its first "massive open online course."

Why vote "no" on the Wichita sales tax increase?

WICHITA - Jennifer Baysinger is spokeswoman for "Coalition for a Better Wichita" ... which opposes a proposed one-cent sales tax increase for Wichita.

Primary drew about 20 percent of Kansas voters

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas officials say about 20 percent of the state's 1.74 million registered voters participated in primary elections this month.  

Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The well-known Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant is changing its name to reflect that it has no ties to Oklahoma.      

Hutchinson officials urged to end housing program

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Hutchinson Housing Commission is recommending that the city council allow a two-year-old housing incentive program to expire. 

Wichita Official Warns of Illegal Dumping

WICHITA - A Wichita official says an increased number of illegal dumping cases are putting a strain on city workers.

Lawyer Says Wichita Lawn Mower Injury Not a Crime

WICHITA - The attorney for a home day care owner who ran over a toddler with a lawn mower says the accident was not a crime.

Kobach Reappoints Johnson County's Election Chief

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has appointed the top elections official in the state's most populous county to another four-year term.

Conference Examines Future of Water in Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Governor's Water Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will highlight policy and research developments on water issues in the state.

Report: Student Loan Education Efforts Lacking

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A new report finds that most universities aren't offering students enough help in understanding the financial burden posed by student loans.  
Found Safe

Missing Missouri Girl Found Safe

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo.  -  A missing girl, 3, from Missouri was found safe with her biological mother in Kansas City. An Amber Alert was issued in connection with the disappearance and possible abduction of the girl in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

One Person Seriously Hurt in County Accident

HALSTEAD, Kan.  -  Four people were injured, one seriously, in an accident near Halstead. The accident happened just after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. 

Sheriff's Office Acquires Armored Vehicle from Military Surplus

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office recently acquired an armored vehicle though a military surplus program.
Warm Rooms

Wichita Elementary School Struggles with AC Issues

Wichita Elementary School Struggles with AC Issues   WICHITA, Kan.  -  Some classroom temperatures are reaching no more than 80 degrees due to a partially functioning air conditioning unit at Allen Elementary School.