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Winfield PD: Woman is Hurt in Weekend Argument


A Winfield man was arrested early Saturday morning after a domestic incident is said to have turned physically violent. Police responded to the report of an argument around 1:45 a.m. at 516 E. 19th. A 41-year-old woman told investigators a man at the res

Former Winfield Child Protection Worker Files Suit


A former child protection supervisor with the Kansas Department for Children and Families office in Winfield has filed a "whistleblower" lawsuit, accusing the agency of firing her for calling her supervisor's attention to false reports filed

Wellington Man Found Guilty of Child Porn Charges


A federal jury Thursday found a Wellington man guilty of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. 48-year-old Steven J. Meisel was convicted on one count of distribution and a count of possessing child pornography. For more on t

Winfield Murder Suspect Set to Return to Court Next Week


Winfield murder suspect Tim Boyd is scheduled to appear in a Cowley County courtroom next week. An appearance for Boyd is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday in Winfield. He is represented by local attorney David Maslen. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Advance Voting Going on Now in Cowley County


Election day is less than two weeks away and advance voting is now under way for Cowley County city and school races. Voting is done in the clerk’s office at the Cowley County Courthouse South Annex in Winfield. The general election is set for Apri

Cowley Coed Cheer Team Wins National Championship


Cowley College's coed cheer team bested all other competitors in its division over the weekend at the Cheer Ltd National Championships in Myrtle Beach S.C. The team performed a 2 minute 30 second routine that incorporated stunts, tumbling, jumps, che

CrimeStoppers Offers a Text-a-Tip Option


Cowley County CrimeStoppers now offers the ability to text tips about crimes to those investigating them. Those wishing to provide a tip are asked to use the keyword CLCS to begin their messages. After that, then you are asked to provide the tip. Tips sh

Man Accused of Pulling A Gun on Ark City Pair


A man was arrested on Sunday after being accused of pointing a handgun at a woman and a teen during an argument. 61-year-old David L. Monasmith, of Ark City, was booked into the Cowley County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Fire Damages Pair of Winfield Homes Monday


A fire in a small outdoor structure early Monday damaged two homes in Winfield, fire officials said. The fire eventually spread to damage residences at 417 and 419 Iowa. No injuries were reported as result of the blaze that occurred around 3:40 a.m. For

Man Accused of Pulling Gun During Incident on Bypass


Authorities late Saturday arrested a Winfield man who is accused of brandishing a handgun during a roadway incident on the U.S. 77 bypass near Ark City. 63-year-old Gregory Stout was booked into the Cowley County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault

Cowley County Native Survives Deadly EagleMed Crash


A Cowley County native was injured late Thursday in a deadly medical helicopter crash that occurred in Oklahoma. Paramedic Ryan Setzkorn - who grew up in the Rock area and graduated from Udall High School in 1998 - was hurt but suffered injuries that wer

Man is Formally Charged For Sending Text Threats


An Ark City man was in court Thursday morning to be formally charged in connection with an incident in which he is said to have sent threatening and explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl. 39-year-old Stevie Barnes was charged with a count each of sexua

Courier Publisher Lloyd Craig Dies Wednesday


Winfield Courier publisher Lloyd E. Craig died Wednesday night. He was 82. Craig had worked for the Courier since 1959 and served in numerous positions, including general manager and advertising manager. He was named publisher in 2008 and was currently s

Winfield Man Killed in Accident on 77 Wednesday


A 28-year-old motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday night in an accident that occurred a few miles north of Winfield on U.S. Highway 77, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Kevin Bodkins, of Winfield, was northbound on a 2009 Honda motorcycle when he

Cowley County Man a Victim of Phone Scam


Cowley County Sheriff's Deputies Monday investigated a phone scam involving a resident in the eastern portion of the county. Around 10 a.m., an area man told investigators he had recently received a call informing the resident he had won a sweepstake

General Electric to Produce New Jet Engine at Strother


General Electric Aviation in Cowley County will be the site for assembly of GE’s new Passport 20 engine, the company announced at a ceremony Monday. That engine - which is still making its way through the certification process - is to power a line

WHS Student Athletes Get Probation for Card Theft


Four Winfield High student athletes pleaded guilty Thursday and were sentenced to probation for their varying degrees of participation in a 2014 spending spree that was funded by a stolen financial card. Seniors Will Adler and Samson Sawyer and Sophomore

ACPD: Man Sent Threats to a 15-Year-Old Girl


Investigators have tracked down and arrested an Ark City man accused of sending threatening text messages to a 15-year-old girl. Stevie A. Barnes, 39, was booked into jail on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, blackmail, criminal threat and obstr

Local Man Cited for Accident With Pedestrian


A Winfield man was cited Tuesday afternoon in an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. That accident occurred near the intersection of 19th and Main. A man was struck by a vehicle and suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident. For mor

Ponca Police Stop Limo and Arrest Driver on Drug Counts


Ponca Police stopped a white limo Tuesday morning and arrested the driver on drug- and firearm-related charges. The department’s special projects unit made the stop around 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of 14th. The limo - owned by 29-year-old - Jamel R