2 Arrested, 1 Sought in Attack on a Local Man Sunday


Two Arkansas City men were arrested after allegedly trying to stab another person during an incident early Sunday morning in south Ark City. Conner Joe Beckner, 20, was arrested by local police on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated burglary.

AC Man Identified as Canoeist Who Drowned on Arkansas River


60-year-old Eddie D. Zink, Ark City, has been identified by the Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. as the man who accidentally drowned Saturday during a canoe trip along the Arkansas River near Ark City. Zink was a long-time Oklahoma resident who moved

Person Dies, Others Rescued in Accident on Arkansas River Saturday


A person died Saturday and others had to be rescued after an accident that occurred in the swollen waters of the Arkansas River near Ark City. Radio traffic from the scene indicated a person was not breathing and efforts were under way to resuscitate the

New Cowley Alerts System is Nearing Its Launch


Representatives of Cowley County Emergency Communications will be contacting local businesses, government offices, and academic facilities - over the next seven to 10 days - to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the new Emergency Notification Sy

Investigation Into Incident Involving Gun Leads to 3 Arrests


A 23-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday following an incident in Winfield said to have involved a firearm. No injuries were reported. John Charles McCoy, who has addresses listed in Winfield and Wichita, was arrested and booked into the Cowley Cou

Judge OKs Potential Sales Tax Fix for City of Ark City


Ark City Dist. Judge Jim Pringle today has approved a change in sales tax designation that city officials hope will allow the city to begin collecting a recently approved one-cent sales tax to fund debt payments for South Central Kansas Medical Center. T

Death of Man Found in Cowley County Yard is Deemed Accidental


The cause of death of a Wichita man - whose body was found Thursday in the yard of a rural Cowley County home - is being listed as accidental. Sheriff Don Read said that was the provisional diagnosis of the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center. 64-yea

Ark City Man, 19, Charged With Abusing a Child


An Arkansas City man was arrested Wednesday by the Arkansas City Police Department on a Cowley County District Court warrant for abuse of a child. Austin Joe Warford, 19, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse. He was transported to and booked into the

Authorities Probe Death of Man Found in Cowley County Yard


Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a man found lying in a rural Cowley County yard late Thursday. The 64-year-old Wichita man appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound. A firearm was also located at the scene, according to a report fr

Ark City Hits Snag With Implementing New Hospital Sales Tax


Ark City officials have learned that a sales tax problem - brought to their attention by the State of Kansas - will mean less money to fund the financially ailing South Central Kansas Medical Center. City commissioners will consider a fix for the issue a