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Ark City Man Arrested After Pursuit, Crash Thursday


Police arrested an Ark City man late Thursday that is accused of stealing a woman’s vehicle and crashing it before fleeing on foot. The incident began when a woman in Ark City called just after 10 a.m. to report that 29-year-old Jason Brumley stole

Pair Arrested by State, AC Cops for Identity Theft


State and local authorities arrested a man and woman Wednesday on identity theft charges after the pair was said to have used someone else's identity to obtain an ID card. 22-year-old Domingo Velasquez and 26-year-old Maria Pastor-Lardes were booked

Deadline to File For School, City Positions is Jan. 27


Tis the season for Christmas shopping and ringing in the New Year, but it's also time to consider plans to run for elected positions with area cities and schools. The filing deadline throughout Kansas is noon on Jan. 27. Primary elections if necessar

Merriman to Leave Southwestern for Ohio


Southwestern College President Dick Merriman has announced he will leave the Winfield-based private school after 16 years to take a job at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. He will remain at Southwestern until the end of the academic year.

Ark City Police Reunite Man and Stolen Dog


Ark City police have worked to reunite a stolen dog with his owner in Kentucky. Last Thursday, Police Service Officer Matthew Soule was sent to the 1700 block of S. First after receiving a report from a citizen regarding a dog in the neighborhood. Soule

One Dead, Woman in Jail, in Wellington Homicide Probe


The Wellington Police Department has confirmed that they are in the process of a homicide investigation this morning at West Seventh and the 100 block of North Park in Wellington. Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said the WPD and the Sumner County She

Winfield Police Investigate Robbery at Bob's Liquor


Winfield police this morning investigating report of armed robbery at Bob's Liquor at 18th and Main in Winfield. An employee had arrived to prepare for the store's opening and unlocked the back door. For more on this store, CLICK HERE.  

Couple Sues Over Demolition of House in Wellington


Their house was demolished without their knowledge last year, and now a Burden couple is suing the City of Wellington for damages in Sumner County Dist. Court. Tevra Venn and her husband, Jasen Venn, filed the suit this summer. A pretrial conference in t

Eight Arrested in Drug Bust Friday Night


Eight people were arrested late Friday as a result of a drug-related search conducted by Cowley County authorities at a residence southwest of Ark City. Around 10 p.m., sheriff deputies and the county drug task force executed a search warrant in the 3100

Erratic Driving Leads to Arrest of Ark City Pair Saturday


Erratic driving led to the arrest late Saturday of an Ark City man who was booked into jail for DUI and drug-related charges. Cowley County deputies were first dispatched to U.S. 77 highway south of Winfield, just before midnight, for the report of a rec

Winfield Police Seek Tips in Holiday Tire Slashings


More than 20 vehicles had their tires slashed over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend and police in Winfield want your help in finding those involved. Officers investigated reports of multiple cases of tire damage said to have occurred from Nov. 27 through

Cleaning of The Cowley Courthouse is Underway


Cleaning and weatherproofing of the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield started this week, as part of a multi-year project to restore the exterior of the building. Late this summer, Wichita-based Stockton Restoration Company submitted a proposal for wor

Donated Deer Program Returns for 3rd Year


With the opening of rifle season, organizers of the FEDD program are asking that hunters consider taking an extra deer or two and donating it. Now in its third year, the Families Eating Donated Deer program needs both deer and monetary donations to conti

Tatum Leaves as Burden Chief to Return to Sheriff's Dept.


Former Burden police chief Will Tatum is returning to work as a deputy of the Cowley County Sheriff. His first day on the job was today, according to Sheriff Don Read. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Two People Hurt In Crash on 77 Sunday Afternoon


Two people were injured Sunday afternoon in accident that occurred north of Ark City on U.S. 77 highway. The accident happened just before 4:30 p.m. when an eastbound 2000 Chevy passenger car on 222nd Rd. failed to yield to traffic on 77, according to a

Incident, Said to Involve Handgun, Leads to Arrest of Winfield Man


An incident at a convenience store late Saturday - that was said to have involved a handgun - led to the arrest of a 27-year-old Winfield man. Timothy L. Patton was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery and theft. His bond w

Prosecutor: Local Teen Athletes Used Stolen Card for Spending Spree


Four Winfield High School student athletes - accused of an electronics-laden spending spree with a stolen credit card earlier this fall - made their first appearances in a Winfield courtroom Thursday afternoon. First to appear before Judge Nick St. Peter

Winfield Woman Pleas to Federal Charge in Prostitution Sting


A Winfield woman has pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge in connection with an online prostitution sting investigators conducted last year. 25-year-old Brittany L. Morris pleaded guilty to a count of misprision of a felony. For more on this story,

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