TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A former intern at the Topeka Capital-Journal has returned to the city to become publisher of the newspaper. Gatehouse Media announced the appointment of Stephen Wade on Friday. Wade was most recently general manager and president of The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia. Wade also will be Kansas senior group publisher for the media company, which bought The Capital-Journal in October 2017.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A 37-year-old Topeka man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for the stabbing death of another man during a confrontation at a gas station. Caleb John Kanatzar was sentenced Friday for voluntary manslaughter in the December 2015 death of 24-year-old Terrin Holloway. Holloway was stabbed in the parking lot of a Kwik Shop. His body was found in a car stopped in the middle of a Topeka street.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a scared elementary school student brought a gun and knife to school in Kansas after seeing a threatening Facebook post the child thought was directed at the school. Officials said Friday that the student meant no harm to anyone at Stewart Elementary School in Salina. The weapons were immediately secured. A school district spokeswoman says the student was afraid after a Facebook post threatened a shooting at a school with similar initials that was actually in another state.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow industrial chicken farms to house more birds closer to homes and communities despite a public outcry last year over a proposed Tyson Foods chicken plant. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that senators on Thursday passed the bill that would increase the number of chickens a producer could have in a concentrated area by changing the formula for determining the number of birds allowed.
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