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Texas Woman Killed in Crash Near Wellington Monday


A 65-year-old Texas woman died Monday in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 160 east of Wellington. Ethel McClintock was a passenger in a 2009 Subaru Outback that was eastbound on 160 near Kansas Turnpike gate 19. For more on this stor

Sheriff Officer Involved in Shooting No Longer on Paid Leave


Cowley County Sheriff Sgt. Steve Deill is no longer on paid administrative leave with the county. Deill - who was found to be justified in the fatal shooting of Ark City's Tayler Rock last year - is currently on workman's compensation and has app

Brazil is New Director of Group Planning Health Clinic


David Brazil is leaving the City-Cowley County Health Dept. to become executive director for Community Health Center, a non-profit organization working to bring a federally-funded health clinic to this area. On Tuesday, the board of directors for the non

Craigslist Ad Leads Deputies to Stolen Binoculars, Suspects in Burden


Stolen binoculars - listed for sale on Craigslist - led Cowley County Sheriff investigators to a Burden residence where a local man and a teenage boy were taken into custody for burglary and theft. 18-year-old Anthony Michael Maupin was booked into the C

Large Goldfish Pulled from Tunnel Dam on Tuesday


Aaron Demoss says it was "definitely a shocker" to pull what appeared to be a large goldfish from the waters of Walnut River in Winfield Tuesday afternoon. Demoss was fishing with a worm when he pulled the 10 to 12-pound fish from the water nea

Ark City Man Arrested Sunday After Incident With Knife


A domestic disturbance late Sunday led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Ark City man, who is accused of a pulling a knife on a local woman. Around 9:55 pm, officers with the Arkansas City Police Department responded to a residence in the 500 block of south

Man Arrested for Passing Bogus Bills in Ark City


Ark City Police Thursday arrested a man they said admitted to passing phony $100 bills from two local businesses. Landon Todd Onek, was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of making false information, theft, possession of meth and paraphernalia

AC Man Slams Door on Deputy With Warrant


Cowley County deputies arrested a man Monday evening during an incident in which the suspect is said to have slammed a door on the deputy's foot. Around 8 p.m., officers went to an address in the 1000 block of North B. to serve an arrest warrant. The

First Appearance Today for Murder Suspect Stasa


Murder suspect Josh Stasa is scheduled to make a first appearance in a Winfield courtroom today. That proceeding is set for 1:30 p.m. in Cowley County Dist. Court before Judge Nick St. Peter. A first appearance gives the suspect an opportunity to hear th

ACPD: Woman Arrested for Incident Involving Knife


Ark City Police Thursday arrested a woman who was said to have wielded a knife during a domestic disturbance in a local neighborhood. 24-year-old Randi S. Hernandez was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, criminal threat,

Reward Upped for Winfield Shooting; 1 Victim Named


The City of Winfield has put up a $2,500 reward for anyone providing information that leads to arrest and conviction of a suspect in a fatal shooting in Winfield Monday night, Chief of Police Danny Parker said. One person was killed and another man, Rich

Kay County Deputies Crash in Chase Near Ark City


Two Kay County deputies suffered minor injuries Monday evening following a pursuit that ended in an accident near Ark City.  Undersheriff Steve Kelly said today that deputies Dakota Jarvis and Corbi Wathor were treated for minor injuries at the scen

One Man Dead, Another Critically Hurt in Winfield Shooting


One man was killed and another was critically injured in a shooting that occurred in a Winfield neighborhood late Monday. Police were first called to a residence at 610 E. Third around 9 p.m. for the report of a shooting and stabbing. A black male died a

Two Arrested After Giving Officers False Names


Cowley County authorities have arrested two Winfield people said to have given deputies false names during an encounter on the side of the highway Thursday. Around 5 p.m., officers checked a vehicle pulled off the road in the 12000 Block of U.S. 77 Highw

Ark City Native Wins Showcase on Price is Right


The price was right for Ark City native Bronze Hill who was a big winner on an episode of the Price Is Right that aired on CBS Friday. Hill was called down from the audience in the first group of contestants and promptly won a chance to take the stage wi

Aaron Brown Back in Cowley County; Charged With Attempted Murder


Aaron "Big A" Brown is back in Cowley County and facing an attempted second-degree murder charge for a shooting April 19 that injured 38-year-old Robert Lolar. Brown, 33, Ark City, was booked into the county jail Tuesday. Jail records show he i

ACPD: Local Man Resisted Arrest, Struck Cop


Ark City Police have arrested a local man they said became combative with officers who had been called to a domestic disturbance on Tuesday. Officers were sent to a residence in the 400 block of South Third St. where they talked to a man and woman who ha

2 Caldwell Men Charged With Attack on Pair Trying to Help


Two Sumner County men are facing multiple felony charges for what prosecutors say was an attack on two good Samaritans that had stopped to help the suspects, who had a vehicle stuck in a ditch near Caldwell. 33-year-old Nick Reedy and 21-year-old Sylvest

Preliminary Hearing Set in Winfield Murder Case


A preliminary hearing is set for this summer for Winfield's Tim Boyd - a man facing a second-degree murder charges in connection with a shooting at a Winfield bar early New Year's Day. That hearing is tentatively set for 9 a.m. Aug. 13 and 14, th

Stevie Barnes Facing 2 More Sex Exploitation Charges


Cowley County prosecutors have brought additional charges against an Ark City man already in jail for allegedly sending threatening and explicit cell phone messages to a 15-year-old. 39-year-old Stevie Barnes was initially facing formal charges of sexual