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Eli Higgins


Wichita, KS, United States

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Firework sales begin in Wichita

It's no secret that Kansans love the 4th of July, and today is the first day for firework sales in Wichita, but many are wondering what it will look like this year. → Read More

Residents discuss top 10 issues with Wichita policing in community town hall meeting

Naquela Pack and Precious Smith joined dozens of people, including a few Wichita Police Officers Thursday evening during a town hall meeting. → Read More

Wichita United to host its first rally, encourages community to attend

Tensions are high in cities across the country, including Wichita, over the death of George Floyd. One Wichita man decided to create an organization in hopes of easing those tensions while still getti → Read More

Police asking for help identifying shooter in Snapchat video

A Snapchat video of a man shooting at police officers near 21st and Arkansas is quickly circulating, and police are asking for your help to identify him. → Read More

COVID-19 changing the way people buy and sell cars

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it. Even how we buy cars. “It's been definitely a long walk,” said Jason Beard, Eddy’s Toyota Sales Manager. → Read More

Wichita theaters worried as Gov. Kelly extends shutdown

Many businesses thought they were ready to go back to work and had plans in place. Thanks to Governor Laura Kelly's announcement of delaying her plan to reopen the state, they're once again just wa... → Read More

Local shoppers concerned over number of people not wearing masks in public

With the stay home order lifted, people are getting out of the house and slowly back to normal life. But not all of them are following the recommended safety precautions. → Read More

United Way paying bills and buying food for struggling Kansans

COVID-19 has been a devastation to people in Kansas and across the globe, many left wondering how they'll keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. That's where United Way of the Plains... → Read More

KDOL says Cares Act FPUC back payments being issued ahead of schedule in Kansas

Good news for Kansans who are still waiting on unemployment money. The Kansas Department of Labor said it’s ahead of schedule in processing the $600 per week Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensat... → Read More

Wichita drive-by shootings up by 100%, Chief Ramsay thinks he knows why

Two people were arrested Thursday after a drive-by shooting in Southeast Wichita. Bullets left holes in the siding and shattered glass in the cars. The family was home at the time, including two sm... → Read More

Life-saving COVID-19 treatment looks promising in early stages of Mayo Clinic study

Dr. Matthew Coleman, the Regional Medical Director of Red Cross said one of the oldest treatments out there is actually showing the most promise in helping critically ill coronavirus patients recov... → Read More

Hair salons on list of businesses not allowed to reopen until at least May 18th

Non-essential businesses like theaters, museums and hair salons have spent weeks in the dark under the governor’s stay home order, wondering when they would be able to reopen. Thursday, they finall... → Read More

Reno County COVID-19 patient ignores self-isolation guidelines, infects others

“When it comes to dealing with cases of COVID-19 in Reno County, the approach by health officials has been relying on people to use common sense and asking them to follow self-quarantine guidelines... → Read More

Local group urges Elon Musk to consider Wichita for new Tesla Gigafactory

A group of local businessmen and economic developers are asking billionaire Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, to build his new truck right here in Kansas. “You need a centrally located sight, and the W... → Read More

Panel of physicians recommends extending restrictions in Sedgwick County

A panel of local physicians is recommending COVID restrictions be extended for at least a week longer eli higgins dr moore tom → Read More

WSU nursing graduates ready to take on the pandemic

80 nursing students from Wichita State University are less than a month away from graduating and getting into the field, but with everything closed down, it can be a bit more complicated. Shelby H... → Read More

National airline travel down by 96%, putting strain on Wichita airports

One of the industries that has been hit the hardest by coronavirus is aviation, including airports. Travel numbers across the country are hitting record lows, and it’s not any better in Wichita. If... → Read More

'Be the Light' - Maize South honors seniors by illuminating football field

Schools all around the country, including Maize South, are joining the “Be the Light” movement, where for just 20 minutes, the sports fields will look like daytime. Dozens of seniors from Maize Sou... → Read More

Kansas aims to help bars and restaurants increase sales with new alcohol law amid COVID-19 concerns

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be detrimental for local businesses. In an attempt to help curb some of those negative effects, Kansas lawmakers issued an exception to some its strict rules. ... → Read More

Colleges kick students out of dorms, send home until further notice over coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to cause problems and disruptions to normal life, students at a university in western Kansas were given just 24 hours notice to leave their dorms. Fort Hays State Univ... → Read More