This Afternoon
Mainly cloudy with daytime highs approaching 55
7:38am   5:40pm
Partly cloudy with a low of 34
7:38am   5:40pm
Daytime highs approaching 60 under partly cloudy skies
7:37am   5:41pm

Here's What's Happening

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...

Peck Explains Plane Plan

The Ark City Traveler this morning is reporting that Representative Virgil Peck of Tyro, responded on Monday regarding his use of a private state plane to fly to Topeka to cast a vote on education funding reform. Peck reportedly said that taking the flight... Read More.

School Goes On Lockdown

A local Elementary School was placed on a partial lockdown Monday afternoon. Arkansas City Police were advised that there was a “person of interest” seen in close proximity to the grounds of IXL Elementary. All of the doors to the elementary school were locked,... Read More.

Gun Carry Law

Kansas may soon join a handful of other states that allow residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. Last week, the Legislature gave final approval to a bill backed by the National Rifle Association. The measure is now headed to Republican Gov.... Read More.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed By Former Winfield Worker

A former child protection supervisor with the Kansas Department for Children and Families office in Winfield has filed a “whistleblower” lawsuit, accusing the agency of firing her for calling her supervisor’s attention to false reports filed by a social worker. The Ark City Traveler... Read More.

SCKMC Files Application To Re-Classify

South Central Kansas Medical Center has filed an application with Medicare to be classified as a Sole Community Hospital. The application was filed on Wednesday, and results are expected within the next 60 to 90 days. If the hospital is successful in getting re-classified,... Read More.

Murder Suspect Due In Court Next Week

The man accused of murdering another man at a Winfield bar on New Year's Eve is due in court next week. Tim Boyd is set for a 1:30 Monday hearing in Winfield. He's charged with second degree murder in the death of... Read More.