Oklahoma man killed when semi overturns on Kansas highway
The Kansas Highway Patrol said a 64-year-old Oklahoma man is dead after the semi he was driving overturned.
Court dates set in armed robbery case
NEWKIRK — Court dates are set for two of three people believed to be involved in an armed robbery in which a pickup was stolen. Rebecca Eileen Rose Quinn Delodge, 28, and Eleeza Echoilloce Johnson, 22, both of Ponca City are scheduled to appear in Kay County District Court on first degree robbery and conspiracy charges.
OKC man convicted of killing man with Ponca City family ties, arrested in another shooting case
OKLAHOMA CITY — Damien Johnny Jacobs, 21, Oklahoma City, who is convicted in the shooting death of 39-year-old Blake Shahrestani, who has family in Ponca City, is back in the Oklahoma County Jail in connection with a shooting reported on Aug. 15. In the summer of 2020, when Jacobs...
Man accused of walking naked through casino pleads guilty to outraging public decency in Kay County
KAY COUNTY, Okla. (KOKH) — A man accused of walking through a casino nude in Kay County pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of outraging public decency. Norman Rhodes, according to court records, pleaded guilty after tribal police arrested him for walking through the First Council Casino nude and jumping on a security desk.
Honoring Chief Eric Burr's Legacy and the Impact of Long-Term Leadership in Law Enforcement
Arkansas City Police Chief Eric Burr is set to retire on January 1st after a distinguished 25-year career marked by his steadfast commitment to public safety and community engagement. Beginning his journey at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Chief Burr rose through the ranks, assuming the role of Chief in 2021. His tenure saw the implementation of vital programs including the Suicide Prevention of Cowley County Coalition and a renewed recruitment strategy. As the city prepares to bid farewell to a respected figure in law enforcement, a celebratory 'Coffee with a Cop' event is planned for December 29th at the Burford Theatre Arts, honoring Chief Burr's service. Captain Jim Holloway is poised to serve as interim chief, upholding the legacy of service and integrity.
Law enforcement logs Dec. 1-4
The following information is provided by Ponca City police and the Kay County Sheriff’s Department. At 12:08 a.m. police took a report on a female at Integris Health being combative. At 7:22 a.m. police responded to the 600 block of Shannon for a report of a male looking into...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in ponca city, OK
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near ponca city.
Candidate filing ends with two races on tap
NEWKIRK — Candidate filing ended Wednesday at the Kay County Election Board with two races developing. In Newkirk, Jason Ross Gore, 37, filed for Newkirk School Board seat No. 4 and will challenge incumbent Trevor O’Brien, 43. In Ponca City, Stephanie Lanell Austin, 41, and Harold Lee Randolph,...
Two men in custody in Wichita's latest homicide
Blackwell, Oklahoma Police told WPD that a shooting victim would be found in the Hydraulic and MacArthur area. Officers arrived at that scene and found the victim dead with a gunshot wound to the head.
Kay County remembers 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor
On the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Before 8 am, a swarm of fighter planes descended on Pearl Harbor. During the attack and as the bombs were dropped, 20 naval ships, more than 300 planes, and more than 2,000 crew members’ lives were lost in the hour and fifteen minutes that the…
Business booms at Arthur's Bar & Grill
Blackwell’s newest bar, Arthur’s, is entering their third month of business and has learned a thing or two from their brief and wildly successful time in Blackwell, according to Sabrina Ward, co-owner of the bar and restaurant. “We’ve learned a lot, we’ve changed a lot,” said Ward on...
Winfield Holding Holiday Yard Decorating Contest
Winfield residents are encouraged to participate in a Holiday Yard Decorating Contest, put on by the Winfield Community Development Group (WCDG). Judging will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 16. Houses will be judged based on lights and decorations, special effects, overall appearance, and creativity as viewed from the street only.
Fatalities confirmed in November house explosion near Kildare
The State Fire Marshal confirmed two fatalities from a November house explosion near Kildare. Kevin Jack and Ben Hall were originally taken to Hillcrest Burn Center in Tulsa after the explosion happened on November 6th. They have since died from their injuries. While the investigation into what caused the explosion...
1 Million Cups features TD Custom Leather
1 Million Cups is a monthly meeting that is held at Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) in the cafeteria atrium on the first Wednesday of the month. This event was founded as a means of bringing together business owners and entrepreneurs in the community to share their stories. The latest meeting, held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, featured a presentation by Taylor Huber. Huber shared with the group…
December Business Council meeting
The Ponca City Chamber of Commerce Business Council held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 8 am. Jamie Philips called the meeting to order. The Chamber will have customer service training with the Kaw Nation in January, one with the business office and another with the daycare. The Chamber is planning to schedule quarterly customer service trainings throughout next year. …
Today the gas price is close to $2.68 in Arkansas City as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Stephanie Austin declares candidacy for Ponca City Commission seat No. 2
PONCA CITY — Ponca City resident Stephanie Austin will take on Harold Randolph in a race for the Ponca City Commissioner seat No. 2 being vacated by commissioner Paul Taylor. “After several conversations with local citizens, I began giving real consideration to the commitment,” said Austin. “During my...
Winfield's Winter 2023 Leaf Collection Program: Zone-Based Schedule and Interactive Dashboard for Residents
The City of Winfield, Kansas, has released the schedule for its 2023 Leaf Collection Program. The program aims to simplify leaf disposal for residents. The collection will be zone-based, with Zone 2 starting on December 11th, followed by Zone 3 on December 18th, Zone 4 on January 8th, Zone 5 on January 15th, Zone 6 on January 22nd, and Zone 7 on January 29th. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb before their zone's start date, ensuring only leaves are included and no vehicles are parked on the street during business hours.
Blackwell High School renovation continues
Blackwell High School’s extensive renovation project is wrapping up another crucial phase before starting it’s most extensive stretch yet. The former C wing, now named Victory Hall, is expected to be completed by next week, with the Choir / Band Hall and Auditorium due to be finished by the return to school in January 2024 after Christmas Break.
Scholarships awarded to PTC nursing students
PONCA CITY — Pioneer Technology Center Practical Nursing Program students have been awarded Community Health Foundation scholarships. Those receiving scholarships are: Emily Tate, Newkirk; Brittany Addair, Newkirk; Justine Boynton, Ponca City; and Madison Trillo, Arkansas City, Kan., Aubree Stewart, Ponca City; Alexandra Sieminskie, Ponca City; Elizabeth Crosby, Tonkawa; Leah Campbell, Ponca City; Brittny Smith, Newkirk; and Sydney Houchin, Ponca City.