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Caldwell Man, Visiting Jail Inmate, is Arrested for Warrant


A Caldwell man visiting an inmate at the Cowley County Jail was arrested Wednesday evening after authorities determined he had a warrant out for his arrest. Around 7:40 p.m., 20-year-old Kody Wade Bacon, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated burglary,

Fire Burns Home on South Summit Tuesday Night


A fire Tuesday night in Ark City caused major interior damage to a residence on South Summit. Around 8 p.m., fire crews were sent to a home at 1419 S. Summit for the fire report. No one was at the residence at the time the blaze broke out. For more on t

AC Commission Approves Another Loan for Local Hospital


Ark City will make another loan - in the amount of $275,000 - to help South Central Kansas Medical Center make a debt payment that’s due this month. After considerable discussion on the issue Tuesday night, city commissioners approved the loan by a

Area Man Killed Friday in Ponca Motorcyle Accident


An area man was killed Friday in a collision, involving a motorcycle, that occurred in Ponca City. 53-year-old Dale Lawrence, of Ponca, died in an accident that happened at the intersection of Fifth and Bradley Ave. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Doug Allison Announces Bid For County Sheriff Job


Cowley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Allison has filed to run for sheriff in this year’s election. Allison, 45, said he filed Friday as a Republican. He is seeking to replace Sheriff Don Read, who is expected to retire at the end of his current

Cowley Queen and King Candidates Are Named


Five women and five men have been chosen as finalists for Homecoming queen and king at Cowley College. Crowning of this year’s queen and king will take place at halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Coffeyville on Feb. 10. The men’s

Authorities at Scene of Standoff in Ark City


Standoff happening in the area of 12th and Kansas in Ark City. Police chief Dan Ward said a work release walk off from Oklahoma was found at a residence here. He is at an apartment and refusing to come out. Area has been secured and efforts are being mad

April Trial Date Set for Local Murder Suspect


27-year-old Joshua Jo Stasa entered a not guilty plea Monday afternoon in Winfield on charges of attempted murder and attempted first degree murder. Judge Nick St. Peter set a trial date of 9 a.m. April 12 at the Cowley County Courthouse. A pretrial hear

Condition Improving For Winfield Man Injured in Friday Crash


A Winfield man is in a Wichita hospital and continuing to recover from injuries sustained in an accident on the U.S. 77 bypass in Ark City Friday night. 61-year-old Christian Kaufman was in fair condition this morning at Wesley Medical Center, according

AC Police Investigate Friday Night Crash on 77 Bypass


The Arkansas City Police and Fire-EMS departments responded to an injury accident late Friday night at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and the U.S. 77 bypass in which one person had to be extricated from a vehicle by fire-EMS personnel. An orange Che

Accident or Intentional?: Cause of Winfield Fire Still Under Investigation


Winfield fire and police investigators continue to investigate a fire early Wednesday that destroyed a home at 1615 Ames. It’s yet to be determined whether the fire was an accident or intentionally set. The home, however, was vacant and had no elec

Wellington Knife Incident: Dad Will Not Be Formally Charged


Sumner County prosecutors will not seek formal criminal charges against a Wellington man who injured his own son with a knife early Sunday morning. 44-year-old Jason Schoemann was released from the Sumner County Jail Wednesday and cleared of any wrongdoi

AC Police Seek Tips to Solve Weekend Robbery


The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking two suspects in connection with a robbery early Saturday morning in eastern Arkansas City. A 61-year-old Arkansas City man reported around 2:30 a.m. Saturday that he had been the victim of robbery in the 500

Winfield House Destroyed By Fire Early This Morning


A house at 1615 Ames in Winfield was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a fire. Crews were called to the residence around 4:45 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames visible. The fire was reported by a passerby, according to fire officials. For more on

Rural Man Hurt in Tree Trimming Accident This Afternoon


Emergency crews this afternoon were in rural Ark City for the report of a man injured while working outside. Around 2 p.m., emergency responders met with driver in a private vehicle who provided directions to a location in the general area of Maple City.

Winfield Man Charged in Incident at Kay County Jail


A former Kay County Detention Center jailer has been formally charged with misdemeanor assault and battery involving an inmate at the jail in Newkirk. 31-year-old Adam J. Chriss, of Winfield, was charged in district court on Nov. 25 and made a first appe

Funeral is Tuesday for Conway Springs Boy Killed in ATV Rollover


Funeral services are Tuesday for a 10-year-old Conway Springs boy killed in an ATV accident Friday. Nathan Doll - a fourth grader - died at his home in the 900 block of North Ryan Road, west of Conway Springs. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. For

Wellington PD: Father and Son Involved in Stabbing Incident


Police in Wellington are continuing to investigate a stabbing - involving a father and son - that occurred over the weekend. Early Sunday morning at 3:18 a.m., Wellington officers, assisted by Sumner County Deputies, responded to a residence in the 1100

Pendlay Gets Diversion for Staged Shooting


Ark City’s Bruce Pendlay has entered a diversion agreement in connection with an incident last year in which he injured himself while attempting to stage a shooting. The 47-year-old Pendlay had originally been charged with a count each of criminal

Udall Man Killed in Rose Hill Industrial Accident Tuesday


A 24-year-old Udall man was killed early Tuesday morning in an industrial accident that occurred in Rose Hill. Around 6:45 a.m., Robert Haigler was operating a lathe when the part he was working on bent and struck him in the head. He died instantly, acco