Wellington Man Found Guilty of Child Porn Charges


A federal jury Thursday found a Wellington man guilty of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. 48-year-old Steven J. Meisel was convicted on one count of distribution and a count of possessing child pornography. For more on t

Winfield Murder Suspect Set to Return to Court Next Week


Winfield murder suspect Tim Boyd is scheduled to appear in a Cowley County courtroom next week. An appearance for Boyd is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday in Winfield. He is represented by local attorney David Maslen. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Advance Voting Going on Now in Cowley County


Election day is less than two weeks away and advance voting is now under way for Cowley County city and school races. Voting is done in the clerk’s office at the Cowley County Courthouse South Annex in Winfield. The general election is set for Apri

Cowley Coed Cheer Team Wins National Championship


Cowley College's coed cheer team bested all other competitors in its division over the weekend at the Cheer Ltd National Championships in Myrtle Beach S.C. The team performed a 2 minute 30 second routine that incorporated stunts, tumbling, jumps, che

CrimeStoppers Offers a Text-a-Tip Option


Cowley County CrimeStoppers now offers the ability to text tips about crimes to those investigating them. Those wishing to provide a tip are asked to use the keyword CLCS to begin their messages. After that, then you are asked to provide the tip. Tips sh

Man Accused of Pulling A Gun on Ark City Pair


A man was arrested on Sunday after being accused of pointing a handgun at a woman and a teen during an argument. 61-year-old David L. Monasmith, of Ark City, was booked into the Cowley County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Fire Damages Pair of Winfield Homes Monday


A fire in a small outdoor structure early Monday damaged two homes in Winfield, fire officials said. The fire eventually spread to damage residences at 417 and 419 Iowa. No injuries were reported as result of the blaze that occurred around 3:40 a.m. For

Man Accused of Pulling Gun During Incident on Bypass


Authorities late Saturday arrested a Winfield man who is accused of brandishing a handgun during a roadway incident on the U.S. 77 bypass near Ark City. 63-year-old Gregory Stout was booked into the Cowley County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault

Cowley County Native Survives Deadly EagleMed Crash


A Cowley County native was injured late Thursday in a deadly medical helicopter crash that occurred in Oklahoma. Paramedic Ryan Setzkorn - who grew up in the Rock area and graduated from Udall High School in 1998 - was hurt but suffered injuries that wer

Man is Formally Charged For Sending Text Threats


An Ark City man was in court Thursday morning to be formally charged in connection with an incident in which he is said to have sent threatening and explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl. 39-year-old Stevie Barnes was charged with a count each of sexua