This Afternoon
Daytime highs approaching 99 under clear skies
6:08am   8:50pm
Lows level off around 72 under mainly clear skies
6:08am   8:50pm
Partly cloudy with daytime highs approaching 97
6:08am   8:50pm

Here's What's Happening

State Finds Higher Speeds Lead To More Deaths

According to just released numbers from the Kansas Transportation Departmen, fatalities and injuries have increased on highways where the speed limit has been increased to 75-mph. The Associated Press reports that while the total number of crashes has remained steady, highway deaths increased 54 percent... Read More.

“The Interview” Appears On Kansas Screens

Some movie theatres across the country, including some here in Kansas, went ahead and showed "The Interview" on Christmas Day after Sony Pictures initially pulled the release of the comedy which depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The reaction from those... Read More.

Coon Gets 122 Months Behind Bars

A Winfield man who is already behind bars in the Sedgwick County Jail, has now been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. 26 year old Zach Coon was handed... Read More.

New Hospital Chief Selected

The South Central Kansas Medical Center has a new chief executive officer. The Board of Trustees has announced the choice of Arkansas City native Virgil Watson Jr. to replace Steve Perkins, effective Jan. 5th. The appointment of Watson was approved unanimously by the Board... Read More.

Ark City Police Nab Man After High Speed Chase

An Arkansas City man was arrested Friday after stealing a car, leading police on a chase and then wrecking the car. Ark City Police say 29 year old Jason Brumley was finally nabbed at a home. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, aggravated burglary, two... Read More.

Winfield Man Finally Caught After Police Chase

A Winfield man who police say was wanted on an active warrant was arrested Thursday following a foot chase through several people's yards. The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office reports that 27 year old Cody DeWayne Walker was told to stop by an officer. Walker was... Read More.

Meriman To Exit

Dick Merriman, president of Southwestern College since 1998, will be leaving Winfield at the end of this academic year to become president of the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Merriman’s appointment as president of Mount Union was announced Thursday. During his service... Read More.

Ark City Shines In Survey

A new survey puts Arkansas City in the list of the top 10 cities for young families in the state of Kansas. describes itself as a one-stop shop for advice on financial matters, from investing to smart shopping tips or how to choose a... Read More.

Tire Slashing Investigation Continuing

In Winfield, the investigation into some 30 vehicles that had tires slashed since before Thanksgiving is ongoing. Police say during Thanksgiving week alone, 20 vehicles were reported to have had tires slashed. Winfield Police said in the last week, however, there have not been any... Read More.

Governor’s Cuts Questioned

According to information released Thursday by a non-partisan legislative research group, Governor Sam Brownback’s plan for eliminating a projected $279 million shortfall in Kansas’ current budget will simply shove most of the problem into next fiscal year. The governor’s plan for preventing a deficit in... Read More.