Car and Semi Collide North of Ark City Tuesday Evening


Emergency personnel were at the scene this evening of an injury accident at U.S. 77 and the bypass north of Ark City. It was not immediately clear how serious the injuries were. Investigators were still on the scene as of 6 p.m. We will have more informa

Jury Finds Sylvester Provencio Guilty of Roadside Attack Near Caldwell Last Year


A Sumner County jury deliberated for a few hours Tuesday before finding 22-year-old Sylvester Provencio, of Caldwell, guilty of multiple charges related to a roadside attack on two Caldwell men last year. Provencio was in a Wellington courtroom as guilty

Winfield Man, 19, Arrested For Brandishing Knife During Argument


A 19-year-old Winfield man was arrested Monday following a verbal altercation that involved a knife. Jeremy D. Ruckle was booked into the Cowley County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault. His bond was set at $10,000 and Ruckle remained in jail as of

Ark City Voters OK 1-Cent Sales Tax to Fund Hospital Debt Payments


Ark City voters overwhelmingly approved a one-cent sales tax increase that will help fund debt payments for South Central Kansas Medical Center. Unofficial results, from counting conducted this afternoon, show 1,885 voted yes and 467 voted no. The deadli

RCB Bank Planning to Acquire Winfield-based Cornerbank


Oklahoma-based RCB Bank has announced it will acquire Winfield-based Cornerbank, according to a joint written statement from the two banks. The sale, pending regulatory approval, is expected to be finalized early in the third quarter of this year. All ni

Report: Man Arrested For DUI Gave Authorities Phony Name


An area man arrested Saturday for DUI and other crimes was determined to have been booked into the Cowley County Jail under a phony identity. 25-year-old Miguel Hernandez Estevane was booked into the jail for drunk driving, no driver’s license and

65 Animals Found at Wellington Home Have Been Adopted


Police and the Humane Society removed dozens of animals, including dogs, cats, and and more than 20 rabbits, from a hoarder house in Wellington, according to a report from KWCH in Wichita.   The Humane Society in Wellington doesn't have a physic

Ark City School District Switching to Blended Pre K


USD 470 will soon complete plans for a model that blends all district Pre-K programs for the 2016-2017 school year. This approach was authorized by the USD 470 Board of Education at its March 7 meeting. This means qualifying four-year-old students will n

Report: Fleeing AC Driver Caught With Half Pound of Meth


A local driver, who fled from Cowley County deputies during a routine traffic stop, had his vehicle tires spiked three times late Tuesday before being arrested on numerous drug-, weapon- and traffic-related charges. 32-year-old Sage Breeze Martin, of Ark

Winfield Woman Improving After Motorcycle Crash Saturday


A Winfield woman continues to recover from injuries sustained in a weekend accident that claimed the life of her husband. 48-year-old Cassandra Gritzmaker was listed in fair condition Tuesday evening at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, according to a sp