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Report: Local man was passed out in vehicle


A Winfield man was arrested early Saturday morning, after sheriff’s deputies received a report he was passed out in his vehicle. Around 2:55 a.m., authorities were sent to the 26000 block of U.S. 77 Highway for the report of a non-injury accident.

Udall man arrested after incident at festival


Cowley County Sheriff’s deputies, on routine security patrol at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, arrested a 19-year-old man accused of a being involved with a 13-year-old girl. The father of that girl was said to have spoken with law enforce

Winfield man killed in rollover crash Friday


A local man died late Friday in a single-vehicle collision two miles north of Winfield. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that 59-year-old David C. Andreae, of Winfield, was killed in a rollover accident on 132nd Rd. He was westbound when his 1969 Ford p

Findings Regarding Tayler Rock Investigation To Be Made Public


On Friday, September 19, 2014, the Cowley County Attorney will be meeting privately with the family of Tayler Rand Rock to share the results of the investigation into the death of Tayler Rand Rock.    The County Attorney will also meet privately

AC Cops Look for Pair That Burglarized Home


Ark City Police are looking for a pair of convicted felons who fled after attempting to load a home's contents into a Uhaul moving truck on Friday. Officers initially responded to a report of a box truck parked outside a local residence. A man and wo

Udall Man Dies Following Crash Near AC Thursday


A rural Udall man has been identified as the person killed Thursday afternoon in an accident north of Ark City. Roger N. Post, 77, died not long after a crash on 31st Rd., north of 242nd Rd., near Strother Field. Emergency crews were called to the scene

Person Critically Hurt in Crash North of Ark City


One person was critically injured in an accident that occurred north of Ark City Thursday afternoon. Around 2:10 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash on 31st Road north of 242nd Rd. The person involved was said to h

Convicted Felon is Busted at a Hotel in Ark City


A convicted felon from Oklahoma is facing drug and firearm charges after being arrested by Ark City Police at a local hotel Tuesday. Police received a tip regarding potential drug activity in a room at Quality Inn on north Summit. Officers arrived and me

Gas Crews Working to Restore Services in Udall


Kansas Gas Service is working to help restore gas service to Udall residents who have been without since a high-pressure natural gas line in the area was damaged Tuesday evening. A utility company working in the area struck the line with a vibratory plow

Five Arrested on Meth-Related Charges Tuesday


Five people were arrested Tuesday evening as part of the drug-related search of a property in rural Cowley County. The residence searched was in the 32000 block of 61st Rd., north of Ark City. Further investigation led to the arrest of four men and a wom

Break in, Theft At Memorial Lawn Crime of Month


Authorities are looking for help from the public in identifying a suspect or suspects who broke into a shop at Memorial Lawn Cemetery and stole several items. The crime occurred on July 18 and it has been designated as the CrimeStoppers Crime of the Mont

Doles Make Visit to Winfield On Friday


Former U.S. Senator from Kansas Bob Dole and his wife, former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole, met with more than 50 people gathered in Winfield Friday. The Doles made the stop at Millington Place Eatery as part of Bob Dole’s ongoing tour of

CornerBank Constructing New Wichita Facility


Winfield-based CornerBank has announced plans to construct a new banking facility in Wichita. The new location is expected to open in May 2015 at Berkeley Square, a Laham Development. CornerBank will be located on 13th St. between Greenwich and Webb. Fo

Rocky L. Brown Taken Into Custody in Okla.


An absconder from the Cowley County Jail work release program was arrested in Oklahoma Tuesday afternoon and could be facing additional criminal charges. 20-year-old Rocky L. Brown was arrested around 3:15 p.m. at Walmart in Ponca City. He is accused of

Local Inmate Goes Missing From Work Release


Cowley County authorities are looking for a 20-year-old work release inmate who didn't return to jail from his job Thursday evening. Deputies were made aware that Rocky Leroy Brown, of Winfield, had failed to make it back from his job. He had been in

Sugar in The Tank: ACPD Arrests a Local Pair


Two people were arrested early this morning, police say, after they were found attempting pour sugar into the gas tank of a local vehicle. Around 1 a.m., officers were called to the 1300 block of N. 13th for the report of people acting suspiciously near

AC Man Jailed on Kidnapping and Battery Charges


Local authorities Tuesday booked an Ark City man into jail on kidnapping and domestic violence charges in connection with an incident that left a woman injured. Around 7:30 p.m., Cowley County Sheriff deputies were sent to the 4000 block of U.S. 166 High

Trustee Recall Petition Likely to Fall Well Short


Organizers of a petition - that would put Cowley College Trustees Dennis Shurtz and Ron Godsey on the ballot for a recall vote in November - have notified the county's top election official that they will fall well short of the signatures needed to ma

Sumner County Man Killed in Crash Near Milton


A Sumner County man died over the weekend in a motorcycle crash that occurred in the far west portion of that county. Roger Watermiller, 54, of Milton was killed in an accident at the intersection of Argonia Road and 90th Ave. about eight miles north of

South Annex Open House is Set for Next Thursday


The remodeled South Annex of the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield will be unveiled to the public during an open house event set for next week. That event is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. next Thursday at the newly-renovated annex, which is located a