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Sheriff: Spikes, Taser Used to Arrest Atlanta Man


Cowley County authorities used spikes strips to disable a truck Wednesday morning and Tasered the Atlanta man driving, so that he could be arrested. 30-year-old Jack W. Wakefield, was booked into jail on charges of attempting to flee or elude officers, n

Union State Bank to Buy Wichita's RelianzBank


Ark City-based Union State Bank has announced it will acquire Wichita-based RelianzBank. Docking Bancshares, Inc. and Relianz Bancshares, Inc. announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Docking Bancshares to acquire 100 perc

AC Man Charged After Wrecks Late Friday


An injury accident in Ark City late Friday led to the arrest of an Ark City man who was said to be under the influence and driving carelessly. 43-year-old Eric D. Andrews was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of DUI, second offense, no proof

Cambridge Grain Elevator Destroyed by Fire on Saturday


An old wooden grain elevator at Cambridge was destroyed by a fire Saturday evening, officials there said. Crews were called to the scene around 7:45 p.m. for the report of fire at the elevator, located on Cedar Street near railroad tracks in the southeas

Man Arrested Thursday on Driving, Drug Counts


A Winfield man was arrested during the overnight hours Thursday for driving and drug-related offenses. Around 3:40 a.m., Cowley County Sheriff’s Deputies saw a subject driving a vehicle in the area of 16th and Main and the driver had a suspended dr

Ewing, Sheets Announce Plans to Retire from Cowley


Two Cowley College instructors have announced plans to retire at the end of the spring semester. After more than 26 years at Cowley College, long-time Humanities instructor Dejon Ewing will retire from full-time teaching. Glen Sheets, automotive instruct

Man Arrested for Damaging the Courthouse


Authorities arrested a Winfield man who is accused of damaging property, including a door at the Cowley County Courthouse. 28-year-old Elsin Siro was booked into jail on two counts of criminal damage to property. His bond was set at $2,000 and he remaine

Tractor, Apartments Sustain Damage in Winfield Fire


A John Deere tractor was among items heavily damaged in a structure fire Monday evening in south Winfield. The blaze at 19331 81st Rd. was said to have caused damage in excess of $50,000 to a building and contents owned by Jeff Everhart, according to fir

Rink Owner: Winfield Business Will Reopen


Interskate 77 in Winfield will resolve its sale tax issues with the state of Kansas and reopen soon, rink owner Keith Anglemyer said Monday. "If the banks were open, we'd have it settled today," he said. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

8-year-old Injured in Shooting Accident on Friday


An 8-year-old boy has stabilized - and is expected to be transferred to a Wichita hospital for further treatment - following a shooting incident in rural Cowley County this morning. Sometime after 11 a.m., authorities were called to the scene of an accid

SUV Overturns in Morning Crash in Ark City


Minor injuries were reported this morning as a result of a rollover accident that occurred in Ark City. Around 10:30 a.m., police responded to the intersection of 7th and Spruce for the report of a collision. The accident occurred at an intersection that

Two From Newkirk Arrested Following Saturday Chase


Two Newkirk men remained in the Cowley County Jail Monday following a weekend chase that began in Kay County and ended near Ark City. Kansas authorities were called to assist in the pursuit, which came through Ark City and Cowley around 12:35 p.m. A susp

Police: Talk of Dog Led to Threat With Knife


Police in Ark City continue to look for a man said to have been involved in a confrontation that occurred at a local convenience store. A local was shopping at a local convenience store with a friend Thursday when he noted a dog outside the front doors.

Sources: Man Found Shot in Chest Was Being Investigated


A man found shot in the chest in a truck near Winfield Jan. 31, was under investigation by local prosecutors for allegedly providing misleading information about his military service. Multiple sources have confirmed that 46-year-old Bruce Pendlay was und

Perfect Storm Author to Give Annual Docking Lecture


Journalist, director and best-selling author Sebastian Junger will give the annual Docking Lecture at Southwestern College in Winfield, the school announced Wednesday. Junger will speak at 11 a.m. March 5 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in The C

Winfield Woman in Fair Condition After Bypass Crash


Two area drivers are expected to recover from injuries they sustained in a collision that happened Tuesday morning on the K-360 bypass in Winfield. The accident was reported just before 8 a.m. near the intersection of Broadway and the bypass. That area w

Sheriff: Man Found Shot Saturday Shot Himself


A 46-year-old man - who was found shot in a truck Saturday near Winfield - actually shot himself, according to a statement from the office of the Cowley County Sheriff. Around 6:30 p.m. that day, a sheriff deputy stopped to check on a white 2011 Dodge Ra

Couple Escapes Burning Home in Ark City Saturday


Two people are expected to fully recover from injuries sustained in a house fire in South Ark City Saturday. The fire was reported in 1500 block of S. Second around 10:30 p.m. A man had escaped the burning home and helped his ailing wife to get out as we

Stick-Fighting Brothers Arrested for Agg. Battery


Two 17-year-old Arkansas City brothers face charges of aggravated battery and battery after hitting each other in a heated scuffle Wednesday, according to a police report. Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of North 7th Wednesday afternoon after

Wife of Deputy Arrested in Weekend Domestic Case


The Cowley County attorney's office will determine whether formal charges are filed against a Burden woman who was arrested following a domestic violence investigation that involved a sheriff's deputy. 36-year-old Kim D. VanRoyen was booked into