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Here's What's Happening

Check Fraud Reported

Ark City Police have arrested two people from Texas on charges of felony theft and making false information. The arrests come following a report by a Cowley County financial institution that it received several fraudulent checks. A representative from the financial institution... Read More.

Bundle Up! Here Comes The Cold Weather!!

Get ready for some cold weather... Forecasters are calling for a surge of arctic air plunging south across Kansas this week, bringing some of the coldest air of the season. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Witchita asy we can expect to see some light... Read More.

County Persuing New Radio Consoles For Emergency Communications

Folks with the Cowley County Emergency Communications and Emergency Management Agency addressed Cowley County commissioners last week, concerning the request for proposals for dispatch radio consoles and radio services. The Ark City Traveler reports that the emergency departments received four proposals for new radio... Read More.

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.