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.
Education

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."
Vote

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.
Elections

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.  
Bar-B-Que

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.      
Housing

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. 
Dumping

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.
Mower

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.
Commissioner

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.
Water

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.
Students

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.
Injured

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. 
Vehicle

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.