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Stick-Fighting Brothers Arrested for Agg. Battery


Two 17-year-old Arkansas City brothers face charges of aggravated battery and battery after hitting each other in a heated scuffle Wednesday, according to a police report. Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of North 7th Wednesday afternoon after

Wife of Deputy Arrested in Weekend Domestic Case


The Cowley County attorney's office will determine whether formal charges are filed against a Burden woman who was arrested following a domestic violence investigation that involved a sheriff's deputy. 36-year-old Kim D. VanRoyen was booked into

AC Chief: Powerline, Pressure Issues at Fire


A downed powerline and low water pressure from hydrants hampered firefighters Wednesday as they attempted to fight a blaze that destroyed an Ark City garage, fire chief Bobby Wolfe said. Around 4 p.m., crews were called to a fire at 1526 N. Eighth. Flame

Child Struck by Vehicle in Winfield Tuesday


A child was injured Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in Winfield. Just after 4 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the 1400 block of Lynn for reports of a person being struck by moving vehicle. They arrived to find that a child unde

Several Local Incumbents Don't File for Reelection


Tuesday’s filing deadline for city and school board races passed at noon, and a couple of key races will likely be uncontested for the April 7 general election. In the race for Winfield city commission, only Greg Thompson, an incumbent, filed. That

Cowley Trustees Have 3 Finalists for President Post


Cowley College trustees Tuesday announced a list of three finalists in a search for the school’s next president. The list includes an internal candidate, Tony Crouch, who has served as interim president at Cowley. He also is executive vice presiden

Former Ark City Man Dies in Colorado Copter Crash


A long-time Ark City resident was killed Monday afternoon in a helicopter crash that occurred in Colorado. Alex Viola was one of two people fatally injured in a crash during a training flight at Erie Municipal Airport in northern Colorado. The helicopter

Winfield Pedestrian is Struck, Killed by Semi on Bypass Sunday


A 23-year-old Winfield man was killed early Sunday morning when he stepped in front of a moving vehicle on the K-360 bypass. Vance L. Oliver was struck by a 2011 Freightliner semi truck just before 6 a.m. The semi was eastbound on the bypass when Oliver

Topper Pleads Guilty to Arson in Playround Blaze


16-year-old Harley Dennis Topper has pleaded guilty to a charge of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed the Island Park Playground in Winfield in 2013. The agreement brings an end to the criminal court proceedings in the case. Lesser charges ag

2 Expected to Recover Following Winfield Crash Wednesday


Two people were injured late Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle collision that caused one of the vehicles to strike a Winfield home. Local police said the accident occurred just before noon at Fifth and College. Officers arrived to find that a 1995 Chevy

ACPD: Video Shows Woman Dropped Meth Baggie


Ark City police say they have used video surveillance recordings to confirm the identity of a woman who dropped a baggie of meth on the counter of a local convenience store. Footage of 25-year-old Danielle Martens was obtained from Casey’s General

Report: Driver, Passenger Caught With A Pound of Pot


Two arrests were made - and roughly a pound of pot was recovered - when Cowley County authorities made a traffic stop late Friday. Deputies were initially sent to an area north of Winfield around 10:30 p.m. for the report of a possible drunk driver. A su

Mobile Homes Destroyed by Fire Near Belle Plaine


Tony Faulk and Rick Dudley of Ark Valley Plumbing Inc. of Mulvane made a service call Friday afternoon in the Belle Plaine Y area to deal with a water issue. Little did they know, they were going to have to deal with a fire and water issue. According to

Sunday Grass Fire Burns 30 Acres by Udall


Firefighters from Udall and Rock responded to a grass fire Sunday afternoon on 62nd Rd., nine miles east of Udall. The resident, Richard Miller, had been welding near his shop and the sparks set the short grass on fire, according to Mitch Kratochvil will

ACPD: Woman Left Meth on Counter at Store


Police in Ark City said they have tracked down and arrested a woman believed to have left a baggie of meth behind on the counter of a local convenience store. On Wednesday, officers were sent to the south location of Casey's General Store for the rep

Winfield Man Arrested in Scrap Metal Theft Investigation


A 21-year-old Winfield man was arrested early Sunday morning when he was found to be hauling around a truck load of stolen scrap metal. Cowley County Sheriff deputies were serving an arrest warrant in the 1400 block of E. First, just after midnight, when

Stolen Property Case: Police Develop A New Suspect


Local authorities have developed a new suspect - and rescinded a warrant against another - as part of an investigation into stolen property recovered in Ark City. Police are now are looking for 39-year-old Frankie Roman Camren, of Wichita, according to a

Man Accused of Attacking, Choking Ark City Woman


One word spoken to 911 dispatchers early Sunday morning led Ark City police officers to a home where they found a woman injured. The alleged attacker was later arrested and booked into jail. Dispatch received a call from a woman who said "domestic&q

Wellington, AC Hospitals Respond to Medicare List


Hospital administrators in Ark City and Wellington have offered written responses to news articles circulating regarding a Medicare listing of hospitals said to have a high rate of hospital acquired conditions. Their responses are shown in their entirety

Wellington Homicide: Blansett to Get Mental Evaluation


A Sumner County judge has ordered a mental competency evaluation for a Wellington mother accused of first-degree murder in the death of her 10-year-old son last month. 33-year-old Lindsey Nicole Blansett appeared in court Thursday afternoon, as Judge Sco