Abbey Higginbotham, KWCH Eyewitness News

Abbey Higginbotham

KWCH Eyewitness News

Wichita, KS, United States

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Recent articles by Abbey:

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

Family who fled Afghanistan celebrates first Christmas in Kansas

The holidays are a time for gathering with family. This year, with the help of local Wichita groups, some Afghan refugees are celebrating their first Christmas in a new country. → Read More

Strong winds pose high fire danger in Kansas by mid-week

Lack of rain and high winds this week could put the El Dorado area at risk of being in a fire weather watch. → Read More

Pandemic-related stress contributing to more educators stepping away

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is driving some teachers out of the profession. → Read More

Omicron panic has Wichitans rushing to get vaccinated

At the Sedgwick County vaccine clinic downtown the line for first-time vaccines, 2nd doses, and booster shots was out the door. Those waiting to receive their shots waited for 30 to 45 minutes. → Read More

Bread of Life Food Pantry helped Kansans in need prepare for Thanksgiving

Saturday the Kansas Food Bank sponsored a giveaway in conjunction with the bread of life food pantry and two local churches. → Read More

Body found in a field near Woodchuck and Irving

Dispatch has confirmed a body has been found in a field near Woodchuck and Irving. → Read More

Supply-chain problems impacting local businesses ahead of Black Friday

This year, with rising shipping costs and expected delays, customers should prepare to pay more than in previous years. → Read More

National Recycling Day: How Kansans can continue the effort

Monday is National Recycling Day. Started by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997 → Read More

Autopsies ordered in deadly Cowley County crash involving combine

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is releasing more information about a deadly crash involving a combine. → Read More

Butler County Sheriff’s Office identifies 1 of 3 killed in fiery weekend crash

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office identified three people killed in a crash on Saturday. → Read More

Wichita State offering first indigenous language course

Wichita State is one of a few universities in the nation that now offers a linguistics class in which students can learn the Native American Cherokee language. → Read More

Kids get chance to meet hero with arrival of ‘WWE Smackdown’ in Wichita

The arrival of “WWE Smackdown” to Wichita’s INTRUST Bank Arena gave three area kids an opportunity to meet one of their heroes. → Read More

Wichita business cleaning up after car crashes into entrance

A car crash near Douglas and Hillside is leaving a small business owner concerned for safety in the area. → Read More

Goddard Eisenhower student follows big brother’s footsteps as homecoming king

Brody May is a senior at Goddard Eisenhower High School and he’s up for homecoming king, a title his brother held just three years ago. → Read More

Indian Motorcycles of Wichita held 1st annual ‘Cancer Sucks’ poker run

A new fundraiser brought together motorcycles and poker to help a local cancer support organization. → Read More

Staffing shortages at El Dorado correctional facility

Staffing shortages continue to impact the El Dorado correctional facility. → Read More

Some Wichita businesses offer limited services, even close due to water main break

While a major water main break in Wichita forced several closures on Friday, some businesses found ways to stay open. → Read More

Inmate escapes from the Wichita Work Release Facility

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) needs the public’s help finding a minimum-custody inmate who escaped from the Wichita Work Release Facility Saturday → Read More

Pasture fire near Cedar Vale, across from Highway 166

Chautauqua County dispatch has confirmed there is a large hay and pasture fire East of Cedar Vale, across Highway 166. → Read More