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Report: Burglar Encountered People at Home


An Ark City man was jailed Friday morning just a few hours after he is said to have attempted to burglarize a rural home that was occupied at the time. Terrell J. Brumley, 27, was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated bu

Strother: Theft, Damage Lead to Loss Nearing $1 Million


Two men were arrested early this morning in connection with a burglary investigation involving a building at Strother Field Industrial Park. Loss due to theft and damage to the property has been estimated at nearly $1 million. Authorities said 51-year-ol

AC Woman Arrested for Misleading Deputies at Crash Scene


Investigators working the scene of a traffic accident in rural Ark City Monday evening arrested a woman said to have misled authorities about details of the single-vehicle crash. 

BUSTED: Deputies Cite Those at a Gathering


Cowley County sheriff’s deputies broke up an underage drinking party located north of Ark City over the weekend. The sheriff’s department reports the gathering was discovered late Friday or early Saturday when authorities investigated a vehic

Winfield Woman is Ordered to Repay Medicaid


A Winfield woman has agreed to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading no contest for billing hours for care she did not provide.The Kansas Attorney General said the person 41-year-old Sherry Benson claimed to be caring for in

County Mental Health Merger Nearly Complete


Cowley County Mental Health officials have canceled the organization’s regular July meeting as they proceed with a merger with Four County Mental Health. Cowley mental health officials said another meeting may be necessary to finish certain business

Budget Talks Continue for County Commissioners


Budget talks will continue Tuesday morning when the Cowley County Commission meets in Winfield.

That meeting is set for 9 a.m. in the 1 floor assembly room of the county courthouse. The regular meeting is open to the public.

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Local man is sentenced to life for sex crime


An local man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a sex crime involving a girl under 10.

36-year-old Loarn Fitzgerald II - who lived in Ark City when his crime was committed but has since moved to Winfield was taken into custody following sentencing in Ark City. He had been free on $25,000 bond.

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Fleeing Suspect Found Hiding Under Clothes


A local man - said to have fled on foot from a traffic stop - was found hiding under laundry in a Winfield home Saturday evening, according to a report from the Cowley County Sheriff.

Two Men Hit by Vehicle Are Out of The Hospital


Two men have been released from a Wichita hospital after being treated for injuries sustained Saturday when they were struck by vehicle at a mud run near Rock.

Delivery Truck Overturns on 160 Saturday Afternoon


Traffic along a portion of U.S. 160 Highway just east of Oxford was slowed for a time Saturday afternoon when a delivery truck overturned.

Smelly Corpse Flower Will Bloom at Southwestern


Southwestern College in Winfield is soon to be the site for the blooming of a rare and very stinky flower.

Stolen Car and Burglary is Crime of The Month


Police continue to look for leads in a burglary and stolen car case that occurred in Ark City last month.

Truck Snags Cable Line, Zaps Internet and TV in Winfield


Internet. TV. Home phone service.

Report of Stolen Pickup Truck Leads to Arrests


Two people were arrested early Thursday as a result of an investigation into the theft of a motor vehicle.

Fire Near Burden Damages Home and Contents


Fire damaged a second-story bedroom - and its contents - Wednesday night near Burden. Around 9 p.m., crews were called to a residence at 20277 122nd Road for the report of a fire.

Rape Investigation: AC Police Arrest a Suspect


Ark City police have made an arrest based on an investigation into the sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl.

Sex Offender Gets Bond While Awaiting Sentencing


Bond has been granted for a convicted sex offender who is awaiting sentencing on a conviction for a sex crime involving a girl under 10.

Oxford Cops: AC Man at Cookout Fired a Pistol


Sumner County authorities have arrested an Ark City man who is accused of firing a gun during an altercation in Oxford over the weekend.

Ark City Man Arrested as Part of Burglary Investigation


A 19-year-old Ark City man was arrested Thursday following an investigation into the burglary of a local residence.