Winfield Man Arrested After Accident With Pedestrian Friday


Winfield Police Friday afternoon arrested a man who is said to have left the scene after striking a pedestrian near the fairgrounds. Around 5:20 p.m., officers responded to the report of a hit and run accident on 14th Ave. near the entrance to the fairgr

Report: 4 Arrested in Ark City Stolen Car Case


Four people were arrested on Monday as part of an Ark City Police investigation that involved a stolen vehicle and brief chase. Nathaniel Scott Barber, 18, of rural Ark City, was arrested on suspicion of criminal use of a financial card, fleeing and elud

Suspect Shot and Killed in Sumner During Pursuit that Began in Wichita


A suspect was shot and killed early this morning in Sumner County following a pursuit that began in Sedgwick County. The incident - which occurred just after midnight - also passed through or near Cowley County, according to radio traffic. For more on t

AC Native, And Pro Drummer, Sturd to Perform With High School Jazz Band Monday


Ark City native and Nashville-based professional percussionist Michael Sturd will make a special appearance next week as guest artist with the Arkansas City High School Jazz Band. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Monday in the Arkansas City High Sch

Estes Easily Takes Cowley, Sumner On Way to Congressional Win


Republican Ron Estes will be the next Congressman from Kansas following his victory Tuesday in a special election for the fourth district. Estes won by roughly 10,000 votes over Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights attorney. Unofficial final vote tall

Standoff Suspect Darnell Held on $500,000 Bond in Sedgwick


Shawn M. Darnell was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail Friday evening in connection with a shooting investigation in that county. Darnell was the suspect arrested late Thursday following an hours-long standoff with law enforcement that occurred at Can

Winfield Standoff Ends With A Suspect in Custody


Hours after a standoff put a Winfield neighborhood on lock-down Thursday evening, authorities from multiple jurisdictions brought a man into custody in connection with an investigation in Sedgwick County. Just before midnight, the man - whose name has no

Local Power of The Purse Group Taking Scholarship Applications


Cowley County Power of the Purse is currently seeking scholarship applications. The deadline is April 26. The group is an organization of women who donate annually for a fund to benefit the Cowley County community. They are offering a scholarship to coll

Storm Brings Hail; Downs Limbs and Power Poles


More than 1,000 Ark City power customers were without service Tuesday evening following a storm that passed through the area. Westar reported that service returned to most areas by 10 p.m. The outages began around 6 p.m. and by this morning roughly 25 cu

Cowley County Deputies to Begin Wearing New Ballistic Vests


Starting today, Cowley County Sheriff deputies will have a new look. Along with many other law enforcement agencies across the country, deputies here will now be wearing outer ballistic vests. Late last year, plans were made to purchase the outer vests.