KKTY NEWS Oct 12 Archive


(Thu 10/18/12) - One arrest was made and several other citations issued following a lockdown and search at Douglas High School Wednesday morning. The Douglas Police Department, Converse County Sheriff's office and the Wyoming Highway Patrol were all involved in the drug search with two K-9 units. Douglas Police Chief Steve Annetts explained what went on inside the school building... audio here

Annetts said no contraband was found inside the school building, but the dogs did alert in the parking lot... audio here

The weapons and alcohol were found in plain view in vehicles in the parking lot during the walk through. Although the weapons found in vehicles were obviously for hunting purposes and no threats were involved, any weapons on school property are in violation of school policy.

Chief Annetts said that Wednesday's search and others like it in the future will be a proactive way for Douglas schools and law enforcement to deal with substance abuse issues in the community... audio here

Annetts said K-9 units have been used in the past at the schools, and will be used in the schools in the future.

(Thu 10/18/12) - A meteorologist from Cheyenne played a key role in preparing for a daredevil's successful skydive from the stratosphere last weekend.

You hear Don Day doing the DayWeather forecasts for Douglas and eastern Wyoming on KKTY.

Day did weather forecasting for the big skydive through another company, ATA Aerospace, of Albuquerque, N.M. Felix Baumgartner survived his jump from an altitude of 24 miles above the New Mexico desert on Sunday. He broke three records in the process. Not only was it the highest skydive, it was the highest manned balloon flight. Baumgartner also became the first person to break the sound barrier while skydiving. Day's role as weather forecaster was critical. Conditions had to be perfect to launch the massive, helium-filled balloon that lofted Baumgartner into the stratosphere.

(Thu 10/11/12) - More air and ground searchers are combing a rugged mountain area in southeast Wyoming for a single-engine plane carrying four people from Texas. Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says a U.S. Air Force helicopter is helping the search from the air and the ground search team has been bolstered to about 40 people. The Wyoming Civil Air Patrol now has two planes in the search, which is focusing on Laramie Peak area about 40 miles south of Douglas. The Piper PA-32 aircraft was reported missing after it failed to land as scheduled Tuesday evening at Casper/Natrona County International Airport. It took off from Harrison County Airport in Marshall, Texas. DeBree says the four people in the plane were traveling to Casper on business. Officials have not released their names.

(Tue 10/9/12) - A Billings, Montana man is dead following a Saturday morning wreck south of Douglas on I-25. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 69 year old John H. Byrd was a passenger in a 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup that lost control on an icy bridge deck just south of the exit 135 interchange. The truck got sideways on the slick road and rolled two times. All four people in the truck were wearing seatbelts, but Byrd was partially ejected from the vehicle. The other three were treated and released at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.