This Afternoon
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Mainly cloudy with daytime highs approaching 55
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Tonight
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Partly cloudy with a low of 34
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Thursday
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Here's What's Happening

Ark City Man Arrested In Connection With Shooting

An Arkansas City man who police say fled the state after he shot another man in Ark City earlier this month, is now headed to court. 33 year old Aaron Robert “Big A” Brown is being charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault... Read More.

ARk City Couple Arrested After Altercation

An Arkansas City man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer and, in the same case, an Ark City woman was detained for domestic violence. 45 year old Dayton Logue was arrested on suspicion of battery-domestic violence, interference with a law enforcement... Read More.
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More Charges Leveled Against Ark City Man In Sex Case

More charges are piling up against an Arkansas City man already is facing charges of criminal exploitation of a child. 39 year old Stevie Austin Barnes was arrested on March 2. Since that time, additional information has been discovered, and an additional victim has also... Read More.

Boyd Held Following Preliminary Hearing

42 year old Timothy Boyd remains in the Cowley County Jail under a $500,000 bond as his case is now set to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 13. Boyd appeared in person Monday in Cowley County District Court in Winfield for his... Read More.
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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.
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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.
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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.