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CornerBank Locations Switch to RCB Bank Today


CornerBank locations in Ark City, Winfield, Oxford, Wellington, Douglass, Wichita and Lawrence will become RCB Bank locations effective 5 p.m. today. Bank officials said customer service will not be interrupted. RCB Bank’s new customers will experi

Report: Rural Cowley Accident Happened While Child Was Steering


A 44-year-old Winfield man was arrested for driving under the influence and endangering children following an accident that occurred in rural Cowley County last Friday. Ashley Wayne Ingram was booked into the Cowley County Jail on three charges of aggrav

Female Passenger Killed in Accident This Afternoon West of Oxford


Sumner County authorities have confirmed that a fatality accident occurred west of Oxford Wednesday afternoon. That crash happened on U.S. 160 near its intersection with Greenwich Rd. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

AC Police: Five Caught Swimming at Paris Park Pool After Hours


Two men were arrested - and three juvenile females were released to their parents - following an after-hours incident at Paris Park Pool early Thursday. 19-year-old Alexander L. Breckenridge and 19-year-old Mace D. Metcalf, both of Ark City, were booked

Interviews With Chris Smith and Tamara Niles; Candidates for Judge


Chris Smith and Tamara Niles, candidates for Cowley County Dist. Court Judge, sat down for interviews with KSOK Radio and NewsCow.net ahead of the Aug. 2 primary. Recordings of those interviews are available. They have not been edited: To listen, CLICK

ACPD: Stats Show Drop in Local Crime Rate


The Arkansas City Police Department announced a sizable drop in 2015 crime statistics at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting, falling into a tie with Winfield in overall crime index and coming in even lower than its sister city in the property c

PETA Recognizes ACPD for Saving Dog at Walmart


A framed certificate and box of vegan cookies are on the way to the Ark City Police Dept. courtesy of PETA. The animal rights organization has given the department a compassionate police department award for its efforts to save a dog who was hanging by h

LISTEN TO INTERVIEWS: Cowley County Sheriff Candidates


Doug Allison and David Falletti, candidates for Cowley County Sheriff, sat down for interviews with KSOK Radio and NewsCow.net ahead of the Aug. 2 primary. Recordings of those interviews are available below. They have not been edited.

Close Vote Makes Jill Long A Cowley College Trustee


Jill Long of Winfield was selected Monday to fill an unexpired term on the Cowley College Board of Trustees. Three votes were cast in support of Long and two were cast for Jeremy Biddle, also of Winfield. Forrest Smith of Ark City received one vote, acco

Cowley, Winfield Officers Called to Apparent Road Rage Incident Sunday


Cowley County Sheriff Deputies were called upon Sunday to investigate an apparent road rage incident in the northern portion of the county. Just after 6 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 2000 Block of K-55 Highway for an initial report of a shot fire

Cowley County Sheriff Candidates Doing Live Interviews


Both Republican candidates for Cowley County Sheriff will visit the KSOK Studios for live interviews this week. David Falletti will appear on the Get Up and Go Show at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday on 95.9 FM. The interview will be recorded and then made available a

Caught With Pot: Man Arrested When Baggie Falls From Pocket in Front of Deputy


An Ark City man was taken to jail Wednesday when a baggie of marijuana accidentally fell from his pocket as he talked with sheriff’s deputies, who were at his residence with an arrest warrant for someone else. 23-year-old Tanner S. Mora was arreste

ACPD: Winfield Man Broke Plate Over Another Man's Head


A Winfield man was arrested Thursday after allegedly hitting a 30-year-old Arkansas City man and breaking a plate over his head in southwest Ark City. Jacob Israel Stevens, 22, was arrested by the Winfield Police Dept. on suspicion of aggravated battery.

Report: Juvenile a Passenger in Winfield Motorcycle Pursuit


Authorities arrested a 30-year-old Winfield motorcyclist early this morning after he is said to have led officers on a high-speed pursuit. A report indicates a juvenile female was a passenger on the bike. Ryan E. Blizard was booked into the Cowley County

Local Man, 21, Accused of Sex Crimes Against 3 Girls, All 8 or Younger


The suspect in an Ark City sex crime investigation - involving three alleged victims 8 years of age or younger - remains in the Cowley County Jail this week following his arrest July 1. 21-year-old Lance Michael Todd was arrested by the Arkansas City Pol

Geuda Springs Man Accused of Committing Lewd Act in Front of Children


A Geuda Springs man was arrested Friday after allegedly committing lewd acts within view of two juvenile Ark City females on May 31. Edwin C. White Jr., 46, was arrested about 5:30 p.m. by the Arkansas City Police Dept. on suspicion of two counts of felo

Ark City Police Probe Battery, Self-Inflicted Shooting


Two Arkansas City men were transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center on Sunday night after a battery and self-inflicted shooting in southwest Ark City. The two men are 29 and 31 years of age. So far, authorities have not released their names pub

Street Work on E. Ninth in Winfield to Start Wednesday


Cornejo Construction will start street resurfacing on Ninth Ave., or U.S. 160, from 140 feet west of Viking Boulevard east to the city limits beginning Wednesday. The work is to include grinding off the existing asphalt surfacing, laying new asphalt conc

Winfield-Ark City Makes List of Best Cities For Teachers


The Ark City - Winfield area made a list of the 100 best cities for teachers to live and work. Nearly 1,000 metropolitan areas were evaluated by analysts at GoodCall, a company aimed at making educational information more available to the public and easi

Ark City Man, 19, Accused of Striking Pedestrian With Vehicle


An Ark City man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly striking a 62-year-old female pedestrian with his vehicle, causing non-life-threatening injuries. Mason William Smith, 19, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on suspicion of agg