Abbey Higginbotham, KWCH Eyewitness News

Abbey Higginbotham

KWCH Eyewitness News

Wichita, KS, United States

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Recent articles by Abbey:

Kansas sports betting regulations unanimously approved

The Kansas racing and gaming commission took a step on Friday to legalize sports gambling in the state. They unanimously approved regulations for sports betting during its meeting Friday in Topeka. → Read More

Kansas doctor shares perspective on monkeypox outbreak, polio case in U.S.

A global monkeypox outbreak hit the U.S. in recent months while doctors in New York confirmed the United States’ first case of polio in nearly a decade. → Read More

Western Kansas armed robbery ends in crash

Sunday morning, an armed robbery in Hays, Kansas, ended in a pursuit crash, injuring two. → Read More

Former Sedgwick County detention deputy appears in court for misconduct

A former Sedgwick County detention deputy appeared in court Friday afternoon. → Read More

Man wanted in two states arrested after chase in Wichita

The Maize Police Department confirms that one man is in custody after fleeing a traffic stop leading to a high-speed chase. → Read More

OKC Zoo’s endangered twin tiger cubs get first wellness exam

The Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cubs received their first wellness exam; the vets say the newborns are in good health and meeting milestones. → Read More

Dodge City Police searching for person of interest in fatal stabbing

The Dodge City Police Department is asking for help locating a person of interest who may be connected to a fatal stabbing. → Read More

Meningitis outbreak in Wichita area leads to several hospitalizations among infants

A meningitis outbreak in south central Kansas is cited as the culprit to several hospitalizations among area infants. → Read More

Kansans to vote on constitutional amendment regarding abortion rights Aug. 2

On August 2, Kansas voters will decide whether the right to an abortion is protected by the Kansas constitution. → Read More

Rising costs leading to longer lines for Kansas food banks

With inflation at 40-year highs, more Kansans are seeking help as they face high prices. → Read More

Rising rent leaving Kansans in a bind

Nationally, average rent is up a record 11.3 percent in the last year, and in Wichita it increased 8.5 percent. → Read More

Wichita mayor, councilman receive death threat

Councilman Brandon Johnson and Mayor Brandon Whipple confirmed that they received a death threat on Monday morning. → Read More

Goddard woman who lost sister to fentanyl overdose says legal change could’ve made difference

A new study found that fatal overdoses among teens in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 2019 , with fentanyl largely to blame for the increase. → Read More

From misery to ecstasy: KU fans run wild in Lawrence

From Allen Fieldhouse to Mass Street, Lawrence was transformed to Party Central. → Read More

Local outreach groups take on youth violence

This increase in violence has many in the community outraged saying, not enough is being done to reach out to youth in the area. That’s why youth outreach leaders met Thursday evening to discuss ways to stop incidents like last week’s shooting from happening again. → Read More

Experts encourage budgeting with student loan repayments set to begin soon

If you took advantage of COVID-19 Student Loan Payment Pause, the program ends May 1. → Read More

Riverside neighborhood fighting path of Evergy transmission line

Residents from the Riverside Neighborhood will appear before the District VI Advisory Board in protest of a new transmission line. → Read More

Weather-induced wrecks keeping body shops busy, backed up

Wrecks due to icy roads have led cars to be totaled or needing new parts. → Read More

AFC Championship in KC will be 2nd most expensive game ever at Arrowhead

If you’re thinking about going to Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals in Kansas City, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise if you don’t already have tickets. → Read More

Health experts explain importance of getting tested for COVID-19

With the closing of the Wichita State University Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, you may be looking for an at-home test to find out if you’re positive for COVID-19. However, if you’re already feeling symptoms do you even need to get a test? → Read More