Elk County, KS

Stolen Vehicle Leads Officers on Chase

Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies pursue a stolen vehicle. Yesterday morning, the sheriff's office received a report of a stolen 2022 Nissan Armada traveling in the county. When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed leading officers on a pursuit. As the vehicle approached Sedan, tire deflation devices were successfully deployed. The vehicle continued north on K99 where Elk County Officers joined the pursuit.
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Elk County Commissioners

Elk County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, March 14. Chairman Doug Hendricks called the meeting to order at 1 p.m. Commissioners Shari Kaminska, Hendricks and Jake Liebau were all present as well as County Clerk Kerry Harrod and County Counselor Paul Dean.Commissioner Liebau moved and Commissioner Kaminska seconded ...

Man Wanted in Elk County for Failure to Appear

The Elk County Sheriff’s office is looking for Santiago Edward Davila III. He is wanted by the Elk County Sheriff’s office for failure to appear in his last case. His original charges were driving under the influence of alcohol, no driver’s license and disorderly conduct. Davila III was last reported to be possibly living in the Ark City or Winfield area. If you have any information on the location of Davila III please contact the Elk County Sheriff’s office at 620-374-2108 or your local law enforcement.
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Rain posing ups and downs for fire crews

ELK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — The rain brings needed moisture for the Kansas drought, but that does not eliminate fire dangers. Hutchinson Fire Chief Steven Beer says if conditions are right, it can take just one-hour post-rain for a fire to start, bringing challenges when it’s time for trucks to roll out. “The fields still […]

Windy conditions cause wildfire in Elk County

ELK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - A wildfire in Elk County is still burning out of control, eight hours after it started. Emergency crews say the windy and warm conditions fueled the fire, causing it to spread quickly across two counties. “We figured it’d be a tornado, if anything here in...

Dry, windy conditions stir up grassfires across Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update March 17: Elk County Public Information officer Marla Ware said Thursday that the fire near Elk Falls has burned 3,800 acres and damaged one barn as of Thursday morning. There is no word on how much of the fire has been contained. Quickly spread with...

Wildfire Breaks Out

Warm and windy conditions are to blame for fueling a wildfire in Kansas. The fire started Wednesday afternoon in Chautauqua County and spread into Elk County. Residents in the town of Elk Falls were put under a voluntary evacuation order. There have been no reports of damage to structures or...

Elk County Sheriff Looking for Most Wanted

The Elk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for one of their most wanted. Kayla Marie McDow is wanted on arrest warrants in Elk County. If you know the whereabouts of McDow, please call the sheriff’s office at (620)374-2108 or your local law enforcement.

West Elk and Cedar Vale-Dexter Split Games

West Elk and Cedar Vale-Dexter each took one win in their doubleheader Tuesday, with the Patriot girls victorious 57-24 while the Spartan boys took the following contest 39-37. The boys’ matchup saw two teams looking to continue their winning ways. West Elk carried a 5-game winning streak into the ballgame....

Elk County Searching for Wanted Female

The Elk County Sheriff's Office is looking for a person wanted on a warrant. Brittany Kristine Michelle Carlson is wanted on charges for interference with a law enforcement officer, violation of a protection order and failure to appear. Carlson is 26-years-old, 5' 6”, with brown hair and blue eyes. A photo of her can be seen above. The sheriff's office says not to make contact or try to detain Carlson, but if you have any information to call (620)374-2108.
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Authorities Identify Second Man Killed Near Longton

LONGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified the second victim killed in southern Kansas last week by a man who later died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Robert S. Stricker, 57, was shot and killed at an outdoor gathering in Longton on Dec. 23, the Kansas Bureau...