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Bond Reduced for Murder Suspect Lindsey Abegg


Bond has been reduced for one of two people facing first-degree murder charges in the death last month of 16-month-old Astra Abegg. Judge Jim Pringle set a bond of $75,000 for Abegg during an appearance Thursday. Cowley County attorney Christopher Smith

AC Commission Approves Study of Wilson Park, Hospital Lot


Ark City commissioners have approved a study of Wilson Park that will include a look into the feasibility of incorporating a former hospital lot into the existing park. Commissioners voted 3-1 Tuesday to enter an agreement with Wichita-based LK Architect

Wellington Man Held After Vehicle Strikes Girls in Ponca


Two female students in Ponca City were struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning as they headed to school. Police said the driver of the vehicle - identified as 26-year-old Chase Clinkingbeard - was taken into custody. Clinkingbeard, who has previously listed

The Mixx 103.3 Coming to Cowley County


Classic hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s can be found, beginning Friday, at FM 103.3 The Mixx. The new Ark City-based radio station is owned and operated by Cowley County Broadcasting. The Mixx will be available both at FM 103.3 and AM 1280.

Escaped Local Inmate Turns Up in Colorado


A Cowley County inmate, who left the jail in Winfield earlier this summer to look for work and never returned, has turned up in Denver. 23-year-old Mason Shawn Renollet was taken into custody by authorities in Colorado on Aug. 22. So far he’s not g

WPD: Man Broke Into Local Home and Assaulted Woman He Knew


Winfield Police Saturday arrested a local man they said was accused of breaking into a residence that day and assaulting a woman with whom he had previously been involved, police chief Danny Parker said. 39-year-old Michael Darnell Seahorn was booked int

Dispatch Center on Pace to Open Next Week


911 dispatchers in Cowley County should be operating out of a consolidated dispatch center in Winfield by next week. Issues with the state - involving the purchasing the equipment - had significantly delayed the move to the new facility. In 2013, a sales

Vet Walks to Raise Awareness for Soldiers' Mental Health Issues


Marine Veteran Anthony Marquez made his way through Winfield Wednesday as he worked to complete a 184-mile walk from his hometown of Owasso, Okla. to Wichita to raise awareness for mental health issues facing veterans. Marquez spoke briefly with NewsCow

Bond Set For Couple Accused in Death of AC Child


Bond has been set at $250,000 each for 29-year-old Lindsey Abegg and 27-year-old Jacob Brickey. Both are facing first-degree murder charges in the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg last week. The defendants would be required to appear before Ark City Dis

Authorities Arrest Mostly-Naked Man Found in Woods Near Ark City


Reports of a man running naked into a wooded area near Ark City over the weekend, eventually led to the arrest of a local resident. 58-year-old Luther E. Turner was taken to the Cowley County Jail Sunday and booked on charges of lewd and lascivious behav

AC Couple Faces First Degree Murder Charges in Child's Death


Charges of first degree murder have been brought against an Ark City couple suspected in the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg. 29-year-old Lindsey Abegg and 29-year-old Jacob Brickey heard the charges against them during first appearances made today in

Woman Arrested in Winfield Stabbing Investigation


Authorities arrested a Winfield woman who is a suspect in a stabbing incident which occurred late Wednesday night in the 1300 block of Olive, a Winfield Police Department report said today. Rachel Dunlap, 35, was arrested and at the Sonner Motor Inn afte

Mother, Boyfriend Arrested for Murder in AC Child's Death


A mother and her live-in boyfriend have been arrested on charges of second-degree murder in the death of a 16-month-old girl who died Tuesday at Meadow Walk Apartments in Ark City. 29-year-old Lindsey Abegg and 27-year-old Jacob Brickey were booked into

AC Police Investigate Death of Young Child This Afternoon


Ark City Police at this time are conducting an investigation into the death of a young child at Meadow Walk Apartments. Authorities have yet to provide information on the incident, however multiple sources confirmed that a child, around 1-year-old, had d

Suspect Pulled From Under Trailer Home Saturday


A pursuit in Oklahoma Saturday ended in Cowley County with the arrest of an Ark City man. 33-year-old Samuel T. Hutton was arrested on Kay County charges for felony fleeing and attempting to elude, assault and battery of a law enforcement officer, resist

Wichita Man Identified as Person Who Entered Rock Home


A 19-year-old Wichita man has been identified as the person suspected of entering a home in Rock early Friday and striking a person living there. Jeremiah J. Johnson was eventually arrested and booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of aggravated

Construction on Skyline Near Creekstone Starts Monday


Skyline Road will be closed to through traffic starting next week, when the Skyline and 61st roads reconstruction project is set to begin in north Arkansas City. Barricades will be set up Monday morning just west of the intersection of Skyline and 61st r

Deputies Investigate Report of Intruder in Rock Today


Cowley County authorities are investigating an incident at a home in Rock said to have occurred early this morning. Around 6:30 a.m., deputies responded to a report from a resident who said they awoke to find a man in their home, this is according to rad

Winfield Citizens Academy Starts Sept. 10; Applicants Sought


The Winfield Police Department is now accepting applications for the next adult Citizens Academy. Sign up must be completed by Aug. 28 and class size is limited. For additional information, please contact Michelle at msisson@winfieldks.org or 620-221-554

Incident With Knife Leads to Arrest of AC Man, Police Say


26-year-old William D. Alberts of Ark City was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with an alleged kidnapping - and disturbance involving a knife - that occurred in Sleeth Addition in southeast Ark City. Booking charges for Alberts included aggrava