Ark City, KS
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Here's What's Happening

Sick Raccoon Suspicious

In Walnut Park, a raccoon that wandered near a parked recreational vehicle on Tuesday afternoon has folks on edge. They say the raccoon seemed to be sick, and wandered aimlessly under the vehicle. Police were called in to investigate, although the raccoon was not... Read More.

Symphony Auditions Scheduled

The Southwestern College Youth Symphony will hold auditions for young musicians who wants to be a part of the symphony for the 2015-16 school year. The auditions will be Tuesday-Thursday, May 19-21, from 5 to 9 p.m., in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center on... Read More.

Crash Snarls Ark City

An accident snarled traffic in Arkansas City Monday afternoon. It happened around 1pm at the intersection of Summit Street and Chestnut Avenue when a Chevy S-10 Pickup, which was traveling west on Chestnut, was hit by a Mitsubishi that was traveling north on Summit.... Read More.

Two Court Cases End With Prison Time

An Arkansas City man, arrested last month for allegedly sending text messages to a 15-year-old female that threatened violence against her family unless she sent him explicit photographs of herself, was in court Thursday. 39 year old Stevie Austin Barnes faced the hearing to determine... Read More.

Ice cream still safe to eat despite recalls

Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat - even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say... Read More.

Cigarette tax proposal meets with opposition

Kansas smokers are upset about plans to sharply increase the cigarette tax to help fill a budget hole. The Wichita Eagle reports that smokers say they will take their business to Missouri or Oklahoma if the tax hike passes. Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed... Read More.

Kansas Argues Gay Marriage Ruling

The state of Kansas, in a new court filing, argues that the ability of same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses in many counties should prompt a federal judge to dismiss a gay-marriage lawsuit. But on Tuesday, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union... Read More.

Man Arrested Following Bomb Threat

Topeka police arrested a 19-year-old last week in connection with a bomb threat made to the Helping Hands Humane Society in that city. Cory Thomas-Leo Yount was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with aggravated criminal threats and also on a... Read More.

Shoup Pulls Off Impressive Write In Victory

Evelyn Shoup has pulled off something that in political circles, is often a very difficult accomplishment. Shoup has secured a seat on the Arkansas City Board of Education for four years, and she did it with an estimated 342 write-in votes. The three... Read More.

Stormy Weather Forecast

Some 57 million people face an "enhanced risk" of bad weather today. Forecaster Roger Edwards at the Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center expects thunderstorms with damaging wind, hail and possible tornadoes in a wide swath of the country's midsection...