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AC Police Say Two in Vehicle Had Drugs


Ark City Police arrested two men said to have had drugs in their possession during an investigation conducted early Sunday morning. Around 12:30 a.m., officers initially responded to a report of a possible wanted person. Police arrived in the 200 block o

Udall Man is Killed in Crash Following Police Pursuit


One person was killed and three others were injured Saturday when a police pursuit - that began in Sumner County - ended with a car crash in Sedgwick County. 22-year-old Jason A. Minson, of Udall, was identified as the deceased. He was the driver of a 20

Truck Burns on K-360 Thursday Afternoon


A truck on fire Thursday afternoon caught the attention of Winfield area motorists. Around 4:20 p.m., police and fire personnel were called to the K-360 bypass for the report of a vehicle fire. Fire crews arrived and had the blaze under control briefly a

Professor is Seeking Input on Ark City History


Wichita State University Professor Don Blakeslee wants to explore the ancient past of the Arkansas City area, and he needs your help to do it. Professor Blakeslee will address the Cowley Public Archaeology and History group Thursday, Nov 20, at 7 p.m., t

First Appearance Set in Credit Card Theft Case


A first appearance has been scheduled for four local juveniles accused of stealing a credit card from a vehicle in Winfield and using it to purchase items. Those defendants are due in court Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in Winfield. For more on this story, CLICK

ACPD: Man Forged Rx Form to Obtain Drugs


Local police have arrested an Ark City man accused of taking prescription forms from an area doctor and using them to acquire Methadone and Valium. Last week, Dr. Thomas Lyman reported that two prescription forms were taken from his office. They were use

Police in AC Seek Tips To Find Missing Teen Boy


Ark City police are seeking help from the public in finding a teen boy who was reported as a runaway or missing person on Oct. 21. 16-year-old Jaylen R. Jones left his home that day sometime between noon and 9 p.m. He has not communicated with family mem

Ark City Man Facing Murder Charge in Harper County


An Ark City man was arrested Monday and is facing a felony murder charge in Harper County in connection with the August death of 28-year-old Lindsay M. Blakey-North. 57-year-old Wade Alan Nelson was taken into custody by Ark City Police and transported t

AC Hospital CEO Steve Perkins Submits Resignation


South Central Kansas Medical Center CEO Steve Perkins is leaving his position at the Ark City hospital. The hospital confirmed Perkins plans to depart and released a statement late this morning. You can read it in its entirety, by clicking the link below.

Driver in Ark City Crash is Cited For Drag Racing


It made for some intense moments Saturday night, but everyone is expected to recover from injuries they sustained in a partial rollover accident in Ark City. Both drivers involved in the incident have been cited for drag racing. For more on this story,

Driver is Sent to Hospital Then Jail After Crash


A Winfield man was taken to jail Tuesday on DUI charge after being treated for injuries he sustained in a rollover accident in rural Cowley County.   37-year-old Michael A. Womacks was first treated at the hospital and then transported to the county

Alley, Trimmer: Provisionals Remain to be Counted


Cowley and Sumner Counties have roughly 429 provisional ballots to consider next Monday, before election totals can be finalized. Of those, 288 are in Cowley County and about 141 are in Sumner. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Ark City Voters Defeat Hospital Sales Tax Initiative


Voters in Ark City soundly downed a half-cent sales tax initiative that South Central Kansas Medical Center officials had planned to use to fund physician recruitment, service expansion and development. Unofficial results from Tuesday show 915 voted in f

Alley Holds Slim Lead Over Trimmer in 79th Race


Republican challenger Larry Alley is leading incumbent Ed Trimmer, a Democrat, in the 79th Dist. Kansas House of Representatives'; race. Unofficial results from Tuesday, according to the secretary of state's office, show Alley with 3,288 votes an

Two Arrested During Investigation Into Copper Theft


Cowley County authorities on patrol early Monday located suspects thought to be responsible for multiple scrap metal thefts in the area. At about 3:15 a.m., deputies spotted a vehicle on U.S. 77 Highway that matched a description of possible suspects in

Winfield: Tampering Led to Morning Power Outage


Utility line tampering is thought to be the cause of a power outage in a portion of Winfield early Monday morning. Around 3 a.m., an outage occurred that affected a portion of Main and areas in West Winfield. Crews were called to the scene for repairs.

ACPD: Woman Stole Cash From Clinic Patients


An Ark City woman has turned herself into authorities after being formally charged with theft that occurred while she was an employee of the Ark City Clinic P.A. Police announced that Casey Cullens, South Haven, turned herself into authorities on Friday

Three Busted in Drug Search at Cowley


Three people were arrested Wednesday on marijuana-related charges, after Ark City police were called to investigate a report of illegal-drug sale activity at a dorm room on the Cowley College campus.  Just before 2 p.m., officers were sent to the Ki

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis to visit


House Minority Leader and candidate for Kansas governor Paul Davis will be in Winfield Thursday, at noon as part of his “Restore Kansas” statewide tour. The seven-day, 30-plus city tour began on Tuesday in Southeast Kansas and will continue t

Carbon monoxide makes Dexter students ill


Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, said to have been caused by problems with a heating system, sent multiple Dexter elementary school students to the hospital Wednesday morning. Around 10:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to the school building wh