Conviction upheld for crooked Hutch bail bondsman…and other headlines: September 15, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 15, 2016
The Kansas Court of Appeals upholds the conviction of a bail bondsman in Hutchinson who prosecutors claim forced women to have sex with him after he bonded them out of jail. The appeals court this week rejected the appeal of his sentence for aggravated human trafficking and other crimes. That man is serving a 21-year sentence.
Kingman County issues a disaster declaration for flooding. That’s the second time in five weeks that’s happened. Most of the damage is to culverts, roads, and bridges. Several spots in Kingman County have been completely submerged by rainfall.
Resentencing is now set for November 28th for the man convicted of shooting and killing abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. He was given life without parole for 50 years, but that sentence was thrown out by the Supreme Court because the judge sentenced him instead of a jury.
There are now charges in a hit-and-run case in Sedgwick County dating back two years. That man is accused of hitting a man as he walked along a road in Clearwater in 2014. He’s charged with failure to stop, although prosecutors could upgrade the charges later.
It’s the first day of air service from Dodge City and Liberal to Denver on PenAir. The carrier is running a total of 12 routes per week to the two cities. The carrier is also adding service between Denver and three markets in Nebraska starting in November.

 

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