NEWTON, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita-based aerospace company has chosen the suburb of Newton as the new home of its chemical subsidiary. The Newton Kansan reports Aviation Business International will house its ABI Chemicals division in a 20,000-square-foot facility. The plant will be built at the Newton City-County Airport, near the Kansas Logistics Park.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City hospital has a new policy that forbids hitting of any kind, including parents spanking their children to discipline them. KMBC-TV reports Children's Mercy Hospital has established what it calls a "No Hit Zone" where physical discipline is banned. Hospital officials say the goal is not to tell parents how to discipline their kids, but instead to help parents through stressful times.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man already sentenced to more than 80 years in prison in Nebraska has admitted killing one person and wounding another in Topeka. The Capital-Journal reports 34-year-old Michael Engstrom and his wife, Jamie Engstrom, were captured in southeast Nebraska in February 2013, one day after the Topeka shootings. Michael Engstrom pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - An 11-year-old Salina boy is in legal trouble after a group of children told police he threatened them with a knife. KSAL-AM reports the incident occurred Tuesday evening on a school playground. The boy was arrested on four counts each of aggravated assault and making criminal threats. He was later released to his parents.
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