Winfield Murder Suspect Asks For Time to Find New Attorney


A jury trial for Winfield murder defendant Joshua Stasa has been delayed so that Stasa can hire a new defense attorney. The 27-year-old Stasa is currently represented by Mike Brown, a court-appointed attorney. On Friday, Stasa informed Cowley County Dist

Report: Winfield Driver Was in a Stolen Vehicle


A Winfield man was arrested late Wednesday after authorities found him driving a vehicle that had been previously reported stolen. 35-year-old Travis D. Cox was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of possessing stolen property, possessing meth

Traffic Stop in Winfield Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted on Missouri Warrant


A routine traffic stop early this morning led to the arrest of a 38-year-old Winfield man wanted on a drug-related warrant out of Missouri. Norman Shane Morris was booked into the Cowley County Jail for driving with a canceled or suspended license and no

Ark City Picks Company to Assess Hospital Operations


The Arkansas City Public Building Commission met Monday and voted unanimously to approve a financial, operational and strategic assessment agreement with Quorum Health Resources, LLC. The agreement was approved on behalf of South Central Kansas Medical C

Anthony Cattle Buyer Charged Federally With Fraud


A cattle buyer from Harper County was indicted Tuesday on federal fraud charges, acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. 62-year-old Randall D. Patterson, of Anthony, is charged with 14 counts of wire fraud. Patterson owned Anthony Livestock Co., which was

Donations Accepted for Upcoming Fourth Show in Ark City


The Arkansas City Fraternal Order of Police would like to remind citizens about the annual Independence Day fireworks show. The show will be shot from Spring Hill Golf Course, 3202 N. Summit St. It will begin around dusk, or approximately 9:30 p.m. July

Authorities Conduct Drug-Related Search at Familiar Residence


Three people were arrested as part of a drug-enforcement effort late Friday at a residence in rural Winfield. Around 10:40 p.m., the Cowley County Drug Task Force and sheriff deputies went to a residence in the 400 block of Quail Run to serve a search wa

Reminder: Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow Will Benefit McCaslin


A pancake feed is set for Saturday morning to benefit the recovery fund for Mark McCaslin. Capt. McCaslin, of the Ark City Police Dept., was diagnosed with a rare, debilitating disease that he continues to recover from. For more on this story, CLICK HER

Financial Struggles: Safe Homes Making Changes to Address Cash Shortfall


Winfield-based Safe Homes Inc. will hire a new, full-time executive director and has applied for new funding to address cash flow issues at the agency, which operates an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. In response to inquiries from Ne

Ark City Police Seeking Tips in Saturday Hit and Run


The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking any information in connection with a hit-and-run accident Saturday involving a pedestrian on Summit Street. Police and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department responded just prior to midnight to the 1100 block