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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CST

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 35-year-old Kansas man is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced for molesting three young girls. A Jackson County, Missouri, judge sentenced Jesus Garcia, of Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday to three life sentences, plus 15 years, all to be served consecutively. Garcia was convicted in December of statutory rape of a victim younger than 12, child molestation, attempted statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a victim younger than 14.

HORTON, Kan. (AP) - A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 6.5 in prison for setting several arson fires at homes and cars in Horton. Dustin McCulley, of Horton, was sentenced Friday for the arsons last May. He pleaded no contest in January to nine felonies. McCulley was arrested May 9, several hours after three homes and several vehicles were set ablaze in the same area early that day in Horton.

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.

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