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County Attorney releases details in fatal Pratt officer-involved shooting

PRATT COUNTY —Authorities have completed their review of the fatal November officer-involved shooting in Pratt. Officers shot 38-year-old Rene Prieto during an incident in the 500 Block of North Main Street in Pratt. Prieto died later at a hospital in Wichita.


Missing in Kansas: Ivy Martin

Police are searching for Ivy Martin. She went missing on Jan. 17 in Wichita She was last seen at school. If you have information that could help the case, contact the Wichita Police Department at (316) 268-4111.


Pratt and Fairfield school districts turn to technology to face active shooters

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Pratt and Fairfield, Kansas school districts are using Technology to help their staff better respond to active shooter situations. The company known as SafeDefend is installing fingerprint scanners throughout the school that can only be accessed by staff members fingerprints


Wichita woman dies in western Kansas crash

A Wichita woman is dead after a traffic accident in Finney County. It happened on U.S. 38 two miles south of Garden City. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a north-bound car crossed the center line and struck a southbound semi truck. The driver of the car, 50-year-old Tuyen Nguyen, was pronoun


Pratt teachers train with new system to help keep students safe

PRATT, Kan. Monday morning, staff at Pratt schools learned how to use a new system to help protect students in the event of an active shooter. The system, called Safe Defend is an instant alert system aimed at armed intruders.


Slide offs being reported in northern Kansas; I-70 closed west of Goodland

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Much of Kansas is dealing with another round of winter weather. The KSN Storm Track 3 weather team is tracking a winter weather advisory north of Wichita and a blizzard warning in far northwest Kansas.


Jewelry sells the best; organization is key

Susie’s Estate Sales will have a new look starting next month as owner Susie Farmer now claims the TLC name created by Flo Parsons and Louise Kempton who ran TLC (Tender Loving Care) sales for about three decades years until they sold the business name in 2015.


Kansas Humane Society sets new records in 2018

The Kansas Humane Society is celebrating another successful year. In the last year, the organization said they found homes or placed 11,204 animals and had a 94% save rate. The organization says 8,432 animals were adopted in 2018, and another 1,955 were transferred to rescue partners. Another 710 an


Fire chief would like a training facility

Pratt Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Kramer would like to establish a permanent training facility in Pratt for his squad of 22 active volunteer firefighters as a solution to the current training program situation which, he said, adds hours of set-up and tear-down time to training exercises.


Know birds? Enter the KS Birding Big Year contest

PRATT – Think you know your Kansas birds? Prove it. Keep track of the number of different species you see through Dec. 31, 2019, and enter the 2019 Kansas Birding Big Year contest, hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT). But you’d better bring your A-game. Last year,


Native plants in landscaping need attention too

The art of landscaping with native ornamental grasses and flowers was the focus of the Pratt County Extension “Lunch and Learn” program on Jan. 16 at the Pratt Area 4-H Center.