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Man arrested on suspicion of multiple sex crimes

An Arkansas City man was arrested July 1 after allegedly committing sex crimes against three juvenile Arkansas City females, all 8 years old or younger. Lance Michael Todd, 21, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on suspicion of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, involving […]

July’s Nelson Sensation Award winner announced

The recipient of the Nelson Sensation Award for July is this home at 1329 North A St., which is owned by David Teufel and Debra Bryant. The monthly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to properties that present a total package of beautification and […]

Police respond to child abandonment incident July 5

A Newkirk, Okla., man was arrested July 5 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with an endangered child in northwest Arkansas City. Jeffrey Lee Balthrop, 46, was arrested on suspicion of endangering a child. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in […]

Battery leads to self-inflicted shooting July 10; two men injured

Two Arkansas City men were transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center on July 10 after a battery and self-inflicted shooting in southwest Ark City. The victims are 29 and 31. One victim was transported to SCKMC with injuries to his face after a physical disturbance in the 400 block […]

Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery

An Arkansas City man was arrested July 8 after allegedly striking a 62-year-old female pedestrian with his vehicle, causing non-life-threatening injuries. Mason William Smith, 19, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on suspicion of aggravated battery. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in […]

Murphy places fifth, falls just short of Olympic dream

Arkansas City native Nicolle Murphy placed fifth in the 2016 Olympic Trials on July 9 in Eugene, Oregon. She was only 1 foot, 7 inches away from qualifying for the Olympic track and field team. Only the top three placers advance to the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Murphy’s longest […]

Local stylists reopen Fifth Avenue salon, offer advanced styles

Sometimes the dream job comes completely out of left field. At least, that’s how it worked out for two area women. Arkansas City native Ashlynn Hughes and Amanda Dassel, originally of Oxford, recently reopened Salon 5th Ave. after working for weeks on remodeling the new location at 119 E. Fifth […]

Ark City police chief reacts to Dallas shootings

Less than 24 hours ago, shots were fired at members of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit. “Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical […]

Cowley College Board of Trustees’ proposed executive session questioned

The Cowley College Board of Trustees is set to hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. July 12 in the college’s McAtee Dining Center. The trustees will go into executive session to interview potential candidates to fill the vacant trustee position, according to Cowley College spokesman Rama Peroo. The vacancy […]

Wichita men arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine

Two Wichita men were arrested July 4 on drug charges and a warrant for parole violation in the parking lot of Casey’s General Store, 1425 N. Summit St. Billy Jack Brumley, 54, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug-use paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of […]