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Two Arrested in Drug Search at Ark City Residence


Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon as part of a drug-enforcement operation that took place in an Ark City neighborhood. Just after 2 p.m., the Cowley County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at home in the area of 7th and Poplar Streets

61st and Skyline to Close Friday for Ongoing Creekstone Project


Construction on 61st Road, including the north leg of the intersection of 61st and Skyline roads in north Arkansas City, will begin Friday as part of an ongoing reconstruction project. The county road, part of which is slated to be brought into the City

Deputies Wait Outside Local Home; Arrest Woman on Multiple Warrants


A Winfield woman was eventually arrested on outstanding warrants late Tuesday - and a second person could face an obstruction charge - after Cowley County deputies waited for a time until she came out of a local home. 20-year-old Katlyn S. Calvin was arr

Sheriff Deputies Break Up Underage Drinking Party Saturday


Four adults were arrested, and citations were issued to juveniles, after Cowley County Sheriff’s deputies broke up an underage drinking party early Saturday morning. Authorities were called to the 6000 block of 22nd Road, in the northern portion of

Winfield Man, Brownback Advisor, Arrested for DUI Saturday


A Winfield resident - who currently serves as executive director of Gov. Sam Brownback’s Council of Economic Advisors - was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of DUI. 64-year-old Stan Ahlerich, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail around 3:15

ACPD Seeks Suspect in Vehicle Ramming Saturday


The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking at least one male suspect in connection with an aggravated battery Saturday morning at a local convenience store in which he intentionally rammed another vehicle with the pickup truck he was driving. Officer

Caldwell Man, Visiting Jail Inmate, is Arrested for Warrant


A Caldwell man visiting an inmate at the Cowley County Jail was arrested Wednesday evening after authorities determined he had a warrant out for his arrest. Around 7:40 p.m., 20-year-old Kody Wade Bacon, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated burglary,

Fire Burns Home on South Summit Tuesday Night


A fire Tuesday night in Ark City caused major interior damage to a residence on South Summit. Around 8 p.m., fire crews were sent to a home at 1419 S. Summit for the fire report. No one was at the residence at the time the blaze broke out. For more on t

AC Commission Approves Another Loan for Local Hospital


Ark City will make another loan - in the amount of $275,000 - to help South Central Kansas Medical Center make a debt payment that’s due this month. After considerable discussion on the issue Tuesday night, city commissioners approved the loan by a

Area Man Killed Friday in Ponca Motorcyle Accident


An area man was killed Friday in a collision, involving a motorcycle, that occurred in Ponca City. 53-year-old Dale Lawrence, of Ponca, died in an accident that happened at the intersection of Fifth and Bradley Ave. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Doug Allison Announces Bid For County Sheriff Job


Cowley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Allison has filed to run for sheriff in this year’s election. Allison, 45, said he filed Friday as a Republican. He is seeking to replace Sheriff Don Read, who is expected to retire at the end of his current

Cowley Queen and King Candidates Are Named


Five women and five men have been chosen as finalists for Homecoming queen and king at Cowley College. Crowning of this year’s queen and king will take place at halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Coffeyville on Feb. 10. The men’s

Authorities at Scene of Standoff in Ark City


Standoff happening in the area of 12th and Kansas in Ark City. Police chief Dan Ward said a work release walk off from Oklahoma was found at a residence here. He is at an apartment and refusing to come out. Area has been secured and efforts are being mad

April Trial Date Set for Local Murder Suspect


27-year-old Joshua Jo Stasa entered a not guilty plea Monday afternoon in Winfield on charges of attempted murder and attempted first degree murder. Judge Nick St. Peter set a trial date of 9 a.m. April 12 at the Cowley County Courthouse. A pretrial hear

Condition Improving For Winfield Man Injured in Friday Crash


A Winfield man is in a Wichita hospital and continuing to recover from injuries sustained in an accident on the U.S. 77 bypass in Ark City Friday night. 61-year-old Christian Kaufman was in fair condition this morning at Wesley Medical Center, according

AC Police Investigate Friday Night Crash on 77 Bypass


The Arkansas City Police and Fire-EMS departments responded to an injury accident late Friday night at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and the U.S. 77 bypass in which one person had to be extricated from a vehicle by fire-EMS personnel. An orange Che

Accident or Intentional?: Cause of Winfield Fire Still Under Investigation


Winfield fire and police investigators continue to investigate a fire early Wednesday that destroyed a home at 1615 Ames. It’s yet to be determined whether the fire was an accident or intentionally set. The home, however, was vacant and had no elec

Wellington Knife Incident: Dad Will Not Be Formally Charged


Sumner County prosecutors will not seek formal criminal charges against a Wellington man who injured his own son with a knife early Sunday morning. 44-year-old Jason Schoemann was released from the Sumner County Jail Wednesday and cleared of any wrongdoi

AC Police Seek Tips to Solve Weekend Robbery


The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking two suspects in connection with a robbery early Saturday morning in eastern Arkansas City. A 61-year-old Arkansas City man reported around 2:30 a.m. Saturday that he had been the victim of robbery in the 500

Winfield House Destroyed By Fire Early This Morning


A house at 1615 Ames in Winfield was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a fire. Crews were called to the residence around 4:45 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames visible. The fire was reported by a passerby, according to fire officials. For more on