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CAUGHT: Authorities Locate Dexter Liquor Store Vandal


Cowley County Sheriff’s investigators have tracked down the man they believe is responsible for a weekend burglary attempt at the liquor store in Dexter. Owners of Blue Diamond Liquor and law enforcement were looking for a suspect who tried to ente

Inmate Furloughed From Cowley Jail, Doesn't Return


Cowley County authorities are looking for a jail inmate who failed to return from a court-ordered furlough. On Monday afternoon, sheriff deputies took an escape from custody report when 28-year-old John D. Wooten did not return. The Ark City man is descr

Multiple Injuries Reported in Crash Near Oxford Monday


Five people were injured Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident that occurred just west of Oxford in Sumner County. The crash happened just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 160 highway and left the roadway closed to traffic for a time. For more of this story,

Man Attempts Break-In at Dexter Liquor Store


An area business owner and local authorities are seeking tips from the public in locating the person responsible for an attempted break in at the liquor store in Dexter. Late Friday, or early Saturday, surveillance cameras captured footage of a man attem

Convicted Felon Arrested Sunday for Shooting in AC


Convicted felon Aaron "Big A" Brown was arrested early this morning in connection with a shooting in Ark City, that was said to have resulted from a fight. The 33-year-old Brown, of Ark City, fled the scene of the shooting, which occurred at 42

Report: Felon Stole Two Vehicles; Fled The County


An Ark City man is in the custody of Chautauqua County authorities after an incident Thursday in which the suspect, a previously convicted felon, is said to have stolen two vehicles in Cowley County and evaded capture for a time. 32-year-old Shane L. Sto

Aerial Photo Offer is Legitimate, Company Owner Says


The owner of a company that sells aerial photographs of farm properties door-to-door said Wednesday that his company is legitimate and not trying to perpetrate a scam. Erin Larison - who operates Missouri-based Midwest Aviation - contacted NewsCow and KS

Ark City Woman Arrested on ID Theft Charges


An investigation into identity theft has led to the arrest of a 39-year-old Ark City woman. Cecilia Ambris-Castillo was booked into the Cowley County Jail Monday on charges of identity fraud and identity theft. Her bond was set at $15,000 and she remaine

Cowley, Kay County Authorities Get Reports of Aerial Photo Sales


Authorities in Cowley County and Kay County Oklahoma have recently investigated reports from residents involving the selling of aerial photographs of local properties. On Saturday, Cowley sheriff deputies received a report of suspicious activity involvin

ACPD: Man Fired Handgun During Altercation


Police arrested an Ark City man Tuesday evening after he was accused of kicking a man and firing a handgun into the ground during an altercation at a local residence. No injuries were reported. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Report: Man Fired Gun During Incident in Rural Winfield


Domestic tension at a residence in rural Winfield led to the arrest of a local man who is said to have fired a gun during the incident, which occurred late Friday. No injuries were reported. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Ark City Man a Driver in Crash That Killed Ponca Woman Saturday


An Ark City man was involved in an accident in Kay County this weekend that left a Ponca City woman dead. Around 5 a.m. Saturday, 21-year-old Alex Bailey was northbound on S Street near Ponca City when he failed to stop at a stop sign, according to a rep

Active-Shooter Training is Coming to Winfield


The Winfield school district will bring active-shooter training to Cowley County. That training is set for June 3 and June 4 at Winfield School. USD 465 and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE instructor training to this area. This

ACPD: Man Found Asleep in Vehicle Had Meth and Pot


Ark City police say they arrested a man on drug-related charges early this morning following an investigation that began when the man was found sleeping in his car at a local business. Just before 3 a.m., officer's checked on a vehicle parked in the

Teen is Recovering From an ATV Accident Near Winfield


A 14-year-old local boy is recovering from injuries sustained in an ATV accident that occurred Friday in Cowley County. Around 3:10 p.m., emergency crews were called to a residence in the 11000 block of 141st Rd. east of Winfield. The boy, Gavin Kelley,

Belle Plaine Man Killed When Semi Cargo Tank Explodes


A 62-year-old Belle Plaine man was killed Friday morning when the cargo tank his semi truck was pulling exploded following a collision on I-35 just south of Stillwater. Dwight Handley Jr. was pinned inside his 2000 Freightliner for some time and pronounc

Winfield Man Gets Five Years in Prison


A Winfield man has been sentenced to five years in prison for an incident last year in which he threatened local police and later attacked a Cowley County jailer. 26-year-old Phab Insaly reached a plea agreement on a charge of aggravated battery on a cor

New Cowley President to be Named Friday


The new president at Cowley College will be introduced Friday afternoon, the school said this morning. A special meeting of the Cowley board of trustees is set for 4 p.m. that day in the Wright Room of the Brown Center in Ark City. That meeting is open t

Knewkirk, Windfield? Group Proposes City Name Changes


A movement is under way to add a silent K to the spelling of Newkirk in Oklahoma. The Federation Of Original Linguistic Scholars in Oklahoma has proposed the town of 2,200 people change the official spelling of the city’s name to K-N-E-W-K-I-R-K. G

ACPD: Man Threatened Woman With Machete


Ark City Police arrested a local man Monday who is accused of threatening a woman with a machete during an incident at a local home. Officers first responded to 725 N. B Street for a report of a subject who had kicked in the front door at the residence.