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Chase Sunday Leads to Arrest of Burden Man


A 21-year-old Burden man was arrested Sunday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit with police that began in Winfield. The truck the man was driving had been reported stolen. Trey Austin Moore was booked into the Cowley County Jail on numerous charges in

AC Woman Accused of Trying to Run Over a Man


An Arkansas City woman was arrested after allegedly trying to run over an Ark City man during an incident early Wednesday morning in southeast Ark City. Kristy Kaye Sodowsky, 42, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on suspicion of aggrava

Wrong-way Driver's Vehicle Bursts Into Flames North of AC


An Ark City woman was said to be driving the wrong way down the highway Tuesday afternoon shortly before her vehicle burst into flames. 39-year-old Deja N. Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence. She was booked into the Cowley County Jail and

Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen Car in Cowley County


A man was arrested early Monday and booked into the Cowley County Jail following a pursuit said to have involved a stolen vehicle that was crashed. 22-year-old James T. Tiry, of Oklahoma, was booked on charges of DUI and no driver’s license. His bo

2 Arrested, 1 Sought in Attack on a Local Man Sunday


Two Arkansas City men were arrested after allegedly trying to stab another person during an incident early Sunday morning in south Ark City. Conner Joe Beckner, 20, was arrested by local police on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated burglary.

AC Man Identified as Canoeist Who Drowned on Arkansas River


60-year-old Eddie D. Zink, Ark City, has been identified by the Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. as the man who accidentally drowned Saturday during a canoe trip along the Arkansas River near Ark City. Zink was a long-time Oklahoma resident who moved

Person Dies, Others Rescued in Accident on Arkansas River Saturday


A person died Saturday and others had to be rescued after an accident that occurred in the swollen waters of the Arkansas River near Ark City. Radio traffic from the scene indicated a person was not breathing and efforts were under way to resuscitate the

New Cowley Alerts System is Nearing Its Launch


Representatives of Cowley County Emergency Communications will be contacting local businesses, government offices, and academic facilities - over the next seven to 10 days - to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the new Emergency Notification Sy

Investigation Into Incident Involving Gun Leads to 3 Arrests


A 23-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday following an incident in Winfield said to have involved a firearm. No injuries were reported. John Charles McCoy, who has addresses listed in Winfield and Wichita, was arrested and booked into the Cowley Cou

Judge OKs Potential Sales Tax Fix for City of Ark City


Ark City Dist. Judge Jim Pringle today has approved a change in sales tax designation that city officials hope will allow the city to begin collecting a recently approved one-cent sales tax to fund debt payments for South Central Kansas Medical Center. T

Death of Man Found in Cowley County Yard is Deemed Accidental


The cause of death of a Wichita man - whose body was found Thursday in the yard of a rural Cowley County home - is being listed as accidental. Sheriff Don Read said that was the provisional diagnosis of the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center. 64-yea

Ark City Man, 19, Charged With Abusing a Child


An Arkansas City man was arrested Wednesday by the Arkansas City Police Department on a Cowley County District Court warrant for abuse of a child. Austin Joe Warford, 19, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse. He was transported to and booked into the

Authorities Probe Death of Man Found in Cowley County Yard


Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a man found lying in a rural Cowley County yard late Thursday. The 64-year-old Wichita man appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound. A firearm was also located at the scene, according to a report fr

Ark City Hits Snag With Implementing New Hospital Sales Tax


Ark City officials have learned that a sales tax problem - brought to their attention by the State of Kansas - will mean less money to fund the financially ailing South Central Kansas Medical Center. City commissioners will consider a fix for the issue a

AC Woman Killed in July 27 Crash Has Been Named


27-year-old Micaela Andres-Martin has been identified as the Ark City woman killed July 27 in a motor-vehicle accident west of Oxford in Sumner County. Sumner County authorities released the name to the public today. Andres-Martin is originally from Guat

Pedestrian is Struck, Killed by Train in Winfield


A person was struck and killed by a train late Wednesday near the Winfield fairgrounds. Around 10:30 p.m., Winfield Police and EMS-Fire were called to 14th Ave. for the report of a train striking a pedestrian. The crossing at 14th was closed for a time w

Winfield Fire Marshal Darby Has Resigned


Dennis Darby has abruptly left his position as Fire Marshal with the City of Winfield. City manager Warren Porter confirmed Tuesday that Darby had recently submitted his resignation and is no longer with the department. So far, the city has not named an

Teenagers Are Suspects in Recent Ark City Burglary


Two Arkansas City teenagers were arrested Saturday by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with a pair of recent burglaries and thefts. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, pos

Ark City Police Arrest Suspect in Recent Burglaries


An Arkansas City man was arrested early Saturday morning by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with several recent burglaries and thefts. Casey Christopher Taylor, 30, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of burglary and five counts o

Three Accused of Burglarizing Ark City Liquor Store This Week


Three people were arrested Monday by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with a commercial burglary in north Arkansas City. Christopher Allen Guidry, 32, of Newkirk, was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He was transported to and booked in