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AC Teen Arrested for Cutting Father With a Knife

Police on Saturday arrested a 17-year-old accused of cutting his father on the arm with a knife during a physical altercation at a home in Ark City. Officers, the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department and the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office responded ju

Winfield Home a Total Loss After Fire on Sunday

A Winfield residence was heavily damaged by a fire that occurred late Sunday afternoon. Around 5:40 p.m., fire crews were called to the residence at 119 Minnesota. Smoke and flames were showing when emergency personnel arrived, according to radio traffic

USD 465 Tech Director Arrested in Ongoing Theft Probe

Local Police have arrested the technology director for the Winfield School district in connection with a theft investigation. 38-year-old Robert Eickleberry was arrested on a single count of felony theft, on Tuesday of last week. He posted a bond of $2,0

Cambridge Driver Strikes Deer and Rolls Jeep

A Cambridge man was injured - and taken to the hospital - after a rollover accident that occurred when he struck a deer. 42-year-old Donald W. Krepps was ejected from his 1994 Jeep and was said to have sustained neck and back injuries, according to radio

Oklahoma Earthquake This Morning Felt Locally

Did you feel the earthquake? The US Geological Survey reports a 4.7 earthquake that occurred near Cherokee, Okla. early this morning around 1:40. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Don Shimkus Announces Run State Senate Run

Don Shimkus, of Oxford, announced this week that he is running as a Democrat against State Senator Steve Abrams for the 32nd Senate District seat. That district includes portions of Cowley County. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Sheriff's Deputy No Longer With Department Following Arrest

A deputy - who was arrested on a domestic battery charge Friday - has left the Cowley County Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Don Read said Monday that 38-year-old Amanda Hopper was no longer with the department. His brief comment was in response to inqui

Two Cowley Students Arrested After Fight in Dorm

Two Cowley College students were arrested Saturday at Kirke Dale Dormitory after a fight during which one of the men cut the other with a box cutter. Jaquor Dwayne Pugh, 19, of Beaumont, Texas, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, aggravated

6-year-old Girl Bitten in Face By Dog in Winfield Saturday

A 6- year-old girl from rural Geuda Springs was hospitalized for a time over the weekend after she was bitten in the face by a dog. The incident occurred Saturday at a residence in Winfield, according to a family member. Local police were called to inves

Newkirk Man Charged in Fatality Crash

A 32-year-old Newkirk Oklahoma man has been charged with second degree murder and three misdemeanor charges in in Kay County District Court in connection with a fatality accident that occurred Saturday north of Newkirk. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol report

Cowley College to Formally Install President on Sunday

The Installation ceremony for Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, Cowley College’s fifth president, will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held in the Robert Brown Theatre, on the College’s main campus in Ar

Women of Cowley County to Have Organizational Meeting

Women of Cowley County are invited to join together Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Council Room in the Winfield City Building, 800 block of Millington, to continue organizing and a Cowley County chapter of Women for Kansas. Featured gues

Pair Arrested on Meth, Child Endangerment Charges

Two Arkansas City residents were arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly packaging and selling drugs around children in north Arkansas City. Christopher Alan Butt, 26, who is homeless, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated endangerm

AC Man Nabbed on Meth, Weapons Charges

An Arkansas City man was arrested Friday on drug and weapons charges after allegedly dumping a loaded handgun in south Arkansas City. Landon Todd Onek, 51, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated weapons violation by a convicted felon, criminal possessio

Crossing East of Udall to Close Friday for Repairs

A railroad crossing just east of Udall will be closed briefly next week so that routine maintenance, repairs, and upgrades can be performed. Weather permitting, the crossing on K-15 highway - located between U.S. 77 west to the bridge over the Walnut Riv

Skyline and Eighth Closed for Construction Beginning Monday

Construction on the intersection of Eighth Street and Skyline Road in north Arkansas City will begin Monday as part of an ongoing reconstruction project. A temporary drive from Eighth Street into MeadowWalk Apartments, 925 W. Skyline Road, has been const

Ark City Man, 18, Accused of Harboring Missouri Runaway

An Arkansas City man was arrested Tuesday after a runaway juvenile from Missouri was found at his residence at 925 N. Fourth St. Ricky Lee Meyers II, 18, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and contributing to the misco

Winfield Soccer Players Out of Hospital After On-Field Scare

Two Winfield High School soccer players are out of the hospital and expected to recover from injuries sustained on the soccer field Tuesday night. Xavier Morris-Lolar and Dylan Reese collided late in a game against Trinity Academy. The state quarterfinal

Familiar Ark City Resident Critically Injured in Accident on Summit

An Ark City man - familiar to many for his regular walking trips along Summit - was critically injured Friday morning when he was struck by a vehicle. The accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. in the 400 block of N. Summit, near Dillon’s. Family ident

Maranda Oak Named Queen Alalah 84 Friday Night

After being named Little Miss Arkalalah as a child, Maranda Oak fulfilled her dream of being crowned the 84th Queen Alalah Friday night inside the Robert Brown Theatre. “Being able to represent Arkansas City as Queen Alalah is the best feeling in t