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Run-In With Turkey Vulture Sends Belle Plaine Motorcycle Rider to Hospital

A motorcyclist from Belle Plaine was injured Saturday afternoon after striking a large bird with his head. 48-year-Thomas Ruge was riding in the 24000 block of 22nd Rd., in northern Cowley County, when he hit a turkey buzzard. An accident report indicate

Burglary Suspect Escapes Holding Room in Ark City

Two local men were recently arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with a burglary in south Arkansas City. Joseph Henry Regnier, 18, was arrested at his home on East Jackson Avenue on suspicion of burglary and theft. While being he

Community Corrections to Have Open House Tuesday

Community Corrections in Cowley County has an open house scheduled for Tuesday in Winfield. The event is meant to show the community how it can work together to change the lives of clients and provide them the tools to become productive members of societ

ACPD: Woman shoplifted, inhaled vapors at local Walmart

A Nebraska woman was arrested Tuesday for shoplifting by the Arkansas City Police Department after she allegedly was also seen abusing toxic vapors. Brandy Rhiannon Carlson, 35, of Holbrook, Neb., was arrested on suspicion of theft-fourth offense and unl

AC Police, Drug Task Force Search Local Home

An Arkansas City man was arrested this week after the Arkansas City Police Department and Cowley County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant. Terry Lee Anstine, 51, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug-use paraphernalia, possession of mar

South Haven Police Chief Faces Theft Charge Over Donation

South Haven Police Chief Jason Boyd, 30, is facing three criminal charges for allegedly depositing a $2,650 philanthropic donation to the department into his personal checking account and spending around $1,600 of it on non-police related items. A Sumner

Sheriff's Department Investigating Death of a Baby

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. is investigating the death of a 3-month-old child early Monday morning. Deputies were dispatched around 4:30 a.m. to the 1000 Block of 211th Rd. for the report of a baby not breathing. Medical personnel pronounced

Report: Atlanta Man Tied Up Woman; Battered Her

An Atlanta man was arrested late Sunday after he was accused of striking a woman and leaving her tied to a chair. 33-year-old Fillip E. Whitted was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges that included aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, dom

Work Near Creekstone to Close Part of 61st Beginning Monday

Construction on the intersection of Skyline and 61st roads in north Arkansas City will begin Monday, with pavement removal proceeding west on Skyline. Skyline Road will remain barricaded and closed to through traffic from 61st Road to Eighth Street. For

Alan Groom Files For Reelection to County Commission

District 3 Cowley County Commissioner Alan Groom has filed for reelection. On Tuesday, Groom made his run for a third term official with the county clerk's office. He lists an address on 121st Rd. in rural Winfield. For more on this story, CLICK HER

Belle Plaine School Dist. Staff Members Hurt in Crash

Two Belle Plaine school district staff members were critically injured Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Sumner County. Emergency personnel were called to the scene of the accident about 4 p.m. A 2007 Chevy pickup was traveling westbound on

Woman Driving Stolen Truck is Arrested Near Udall Monday

Cowley County authorities Monday arrested an 18-year-old Wichita woman found driving a stolen pickup near Udall. Around noon, sheriff deputies were dispatched to K-15 highway for the report of a reckless driver in an older model brown pickup truck. They

Murder Suspect Abegg to be Released on Bond

First degree murder suspect Lindsey Abegg, of Ark City, will be released on bond this afternoon, court and law enforcement officials have confirmed. Conditions for her release were established during a hearing this morning before Judge Jim Pringle. Earli

18-Year-Old is Arrested For Bomb Threat at Winfield High School

Local police took an 18-year-old man to jail Wednesday night as part of an investigation into a bomb threat at Winfield High School, according to a statement from authorities. Reuben L. Graber was booked into the Cowley County Jail on a single count of c

Chase This Morning Leads to Arrest of Suspect in Gun-Related Incident

Spike strips were used early this morning to end a pursuit and apprehend an Ark City man said to have been involved in a weekend incident in which gunshots were fired. 25-year-old Felipe Maldonado Jr. was booked into the Cowley County Jail on numerous fe

Falletti First to File For Cowley County Sheriff Position

It's very early in the 2016 political season but already some candidates have filed to run for office. 45-year-old David Falletti, a special agent with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, has filed for the position of Cowley County Sheriff. Don Read

Deputy Ware Named Optimists' Officer of the Year

Optimists of Arkansas City honor an exemplary Arkansas City police officer or Cowley County Sheriff deputy each year. The award is given in alternating years to either a city or county officer. Deputy Ryan Ware is this year's officer of the year. Fo

Ponca City, Oxford Drivers Involved in Collision

An 18-year-old Ponca City man was hospitalized Sunday morning in an accident that occurred near 7 Clans First Council Casino. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports Blake Shepard was northbound on U.S. 77 highway, just south of the casino, when he drifted i

Winfield Car Crash Makes National Enquirer

A car accident in Winfield - involving the son of country music legend Glen Campbell - has caught the attention of the National Enquirer. That accident, Aug. 31, involved Campbell's oldest son, Travis. A story appeared on the Enquirer's web site

Ark City Woman Jailed After Domestic Violence Incident

An Ark City woman remained in jail this week following her arrest last Friday as a result of a domestic violence incident. Annie Belle Chapman, 43, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and assault. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.