Caldwell Man, Visiting Jail Inmate, is Arrested for Warrant


A Caldwell man visiting an inmate at the Cowley County Jail was arrested Wednesday evening after authorities determined he had a warrant out for his arrest. Around 7:40 p.m., 20-year-old Kody Wade Bacon, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated burglary,

Fire Burns Home on South Summit Tuesday Night


A fire Tuesday night in Ark City caused major interior damage to a residence on South Summit. Around 8 p.m., fire crews were sent to a home at 1419 S. Summit for the fire report. No one was at the residence at the time the blaze broke out. For more on t

AC Commission Approves Another Loan for Local Hospital


Ark City will make another loan - in the amount of $275,000 - to help South Central Kansas Medical Center make a debt payment that’s due this month. After considerable discussion on the issue Tuesday night, city commissioners approved the loan by a

Area Man Killed Friday in Ponca Motorcyle Accident


An area man was killed Friday in a collision, involving a motorcycle, that occurred in Ponca City. 53-year-old Dale Lawrence, of Ponca, died in an accident that happened at the intersection of Fifth and Bradley Ave. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Doug Allison Announces Bid For County Sheriff Job


Cowley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Allison has filed to run for sheriff in this year’s election. Allison, 45, said he filed Friday as a Republican. He is seeking to replace Sheriff Don Read, who is expected to retire at the end of his current

Cowley Queen and King Candidates Are Named


Five women and five men have been chosen as finalists for Homecoming queen and king at Cowley College. Crowning of this year’s queen and king will take place at halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Coffeyville on Feb. 10. The men’s

Authorities at Scene of Standoff in Ark City


Standoff happening in the area of 12th and Kansas in Ark City. Police chief Dan Ward said a work release walk off from Oklahoma was found at a residence here. He is at an apartment and refusing to come out. Area has been secured and efforts are being mad

April Trial Date Set for Local Murder Suspect


27-year-old Joshua Jo Stasa entered a not guilty plea Monday afternoon in Winfield on charges of attempted murder and attempted first degree murder. Judge Nick St. Peter set a trial date of 9 a.m. April 12 at the Cowley County Courthouse. A pretrial hear

Condition Improving For Winfield Man Injured in Friday Crash


A Winfield man is in a Wichita hospital and continuing to recover from injuries sustained in an accident on the U.S. 77 bypass in Ark City Friday night. 61-year-old Christian Kaufman was in fair condition this morning at Wesley Medical Center, according

AC Police Investigate Friday Night Crash on 77 Bypass


The Arkansas City Police and Fire-EMS departments responded to an injury accident late Friday night at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and the U.S. 77 bypass in which one person had to be extricated from a vehicle by fire-EMS personnel. An orange Che