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Smoking Materials Caused KU Fraternity Fire

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:22:16

Smoking Materials Caused KU Fraternity Fire

Investigators say a fire at a University of Kansas fraternity house was caused by improperly disposed of smoking materials. No injuries were reported after the fire Tuesday at the Sigma Chi fraternity house. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire official Shaun Coffey said Thursday the fire caused an es...

 
 

Kansas State to Offer First Massive Online Course

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:20:13

Kansas State to Offer First Massive Online Course

Kansas State University has announced that a health and wellness course will be its first "massive open online course." The school joins dozens of leading universities that have begun offering free, digital versions of their most popular courses. The so-called MOOCs allow tens of thousands of stu...

 
 

Mayor Wants Fieldhouse on Ballot

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:49:05

Mayor Wants Fieldhouse on Ballot

With a squeeze on recreation space getting tighter, Salina City Commissioners were told this week that a new Fieldhouse in downtown would ease the bottleneck. Mayor Aaron Householter joined in on the KSAL Morning News with a look at a newly proposed multi-use recreation center for Salina. Hous...

 
 

Future Of Water In Kansas To Be Discussed

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:48:04

Future Of Water In Kansas To Be Discussed

The Governor's Water Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will highlight policy and research developments on water issues in the state. The Kansas Water Office announced Wednesday the conference will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Among the conference topics a...

 
 

Pakistani Educators To Talk Terrorism At Kansas College

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:45:38

Pakistani Educators To Talk Terrorism At Kansas College

A panel of college leaders from Pakistan will speak at Johnson County Community College about the role of education in fighting terrorism in their country. The educators from the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration are scheduled to speak the evening of Sept. 18 at the Overland Park campus...

 
 

Attorney: Lawn Mower Accident Not A Crime

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:43:26

Attorney: Lawn Mower Accident Not A Crime

The attorney for a home day care owner who ran over a toddler with a lawn mower says the accident was not a crime. Last week's incident is not aggravated endangerment of a child. He says his 39-year-old client didn't act recklessly. Moses says she feels terrible about what happened to the 18-mont...

 
 

Kansas Primary Election Saw 20 Percent Turnout

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:23:13

Kansas Primary Election Saw 20 Percent Turnout

Kansas officials say about 20 percent of the state's 1.74 million registered voters took part in this month's primary elections. Secretary of State Kris Kobach chairs the three-member State Board of Canvassers, which certified the results of the Aug. 5 primaries on Wednesday. Nearly 351,000 ballo...

 
 

Panel Sides With Gas Firm in Kansas Condemnation

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:22:12

Panel Sides With Gas Firm in Kansas Condemnation

A court-appointed panel of petroleum engineering experts has sided with Omaha-based Northern Natural Gas over what it should pay for condemning nearly 9,200 acres in southern Kansas. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Wednesday gave the parties until Sept. 16 to file objections to the recommendat...

 
 

Kansas Board OKs 92-Year-Old’s Voter Registration

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:19:53

Kansas Board OKs 92-Year-Old’s Voter Registration

A Kansas board has approved the voter registration of a 92-year-old woman after she and her daughter presented copies of census records and a page from a battered family Bible to prove she was born in the U.S. Evelyn Howard of Shawnee went before the State Election Board on Wednesday because she ...

 
 

Small Plane Crash-Lands Near Kansas Airport

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:14:15

Small Plane Crash-Lands Near Kansas Airport

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a pilot and his passenger escaped injury when a small, twin-engine plane made a crash landing near an airport. The incident happened shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday at the El Dorado Airport in Butler County. Authorities say the pilot was doing touch-and-go takeo...

 
 
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