Abby Walton, WCTV Eyewitness News

Abby Walton

WCTV Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Abby:

TPD officer Crouch and LCSO deputy Nowak to be honored at Police Week after dying due to Covid-19

Now, almost a year later, both families are still coping with the trauma and still worried about their deaths being politicized. → Read More

Tallahassee and Leon Co. law enforcement join Police Unity Tour ride for Police Week

The Tallahassee chapter of the Police Unity Tour is one of just nine in the country. Members of TPD, LCSO and FHP make up the local group. → Read More

National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial fund

Starting Wednesday, May 11th, thousands of law enforcement and survivors of the fallen will arrive in our nation’s capital for national police week. → Read More

Stunning shutdown: families and staff upset over local long term care closures

Lynn reached out to WCTV again on April 7, 2022, frustrated, after the memory care’s parent company, Sodalis Senior Living, announced that facility and another in Quincy would close on April 25, 2022. → Read More

Still Locked Out: Tallahassee families still fighting to see loved ones in long term care

Families told WCTV they're growing more frustrated trying to file complaints with AHCA, the state agency charged with making sure these facilities follow rules like visitation. → Read More

Caregivers to the Capitol: Activist hopes emergency order on visitation becomes law

While lawmakers and lobbyists hammer out the details, Mary Daniel continues her mission, making sure lawmakers know real hugs are essential and visits behind glass windows can never happen again. → Read More

‘It started out as any other day’: Tallahassee couples shares their 9/11 story

Never forget: The mantra of survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks and families, who lost loved ones that day. → Read More

From The COVID Frontlines: TMH ER nurse tells WCTV about daily reality amidst new peaks in hospitalizations, deaths

When it comes to COVID-19, TMH ER nurse Megan Dunaway isn’t asking you to pick a side. But she is asking you to listen. → Read More

In it for the long haul part 3: COVID-19 unit nurse who contracted virus speaks on experience

At the start of the pandemic in 2020, masks, gloves, gowns and shields were the only barriers between healthcare workers and COVID-19. → Read More

In it for the long haul part 2: COVID long haulers speak on work impact

In late July, while honoring the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, President Biden revealed that those dealing with Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome or “Long Haul Covid,” will be included under the law. → Read More

In it for the long haul part 1: 2 COVID-19 survivors talk long-lasting side effects

For months, discussions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine have focused on not ending up in the hospital and potentially dying. But now, those who’ve experienced COVID say there’s another reason to get vaccinated. → Read More

Caregivers for Compromise unveils federal ‘Essential Caregivers Act’ bill

The bill would allow up to two designated essential caregivers access to their loved ones during any public health emergency. → Read More

New emergency order rolling back visitation restrictions

On Monday, The Florida Department of Emergency Management issued a new emergency order that rolled back the five previous ones that restricted visitation. → Read More

Caregivers for Compromise Continuing the Fight: Update on visitation

Window visits and virtual conversations: For those in long-term care, these barriers were put in place a year ago as a way for families to connect while keeping COVID-19 out. → Read More

Caregivers for Compromise Continuing the Fight: From the frontlines

It’s been more than 367 days since residents and guests could mingle together at long-term care facilities in Florida. → Read More

Caregivers for Compromise Continuing the Fight: Dealing with traumatic grief

Since the pandemic started, more than 10,00 long-term care residents and staff have died of COVID-19 in Florida. → Read More

Tallahassee’s Salvation Army reaching new heights to rescue Christmas

Reaching new heights to rescue Christmas: The Salvation Army of Tallahassee is taking this challenge, literally. → Read More

Conflicting guidance causing holiday heartache for Florida families with loved ones in long-term care

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, many facilities worry home visits could mean a disaster. → Read More

National Philanthropy Day 2020: Big Bend philanthropists recognized for community support

Each year on this day, the Big Bend Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals gives out awards to recognize the best in philanthropy in our community. → Read More

Project Vital: Providing seniors connection during social distancing

On Monday, Florida restaurants and stores were allowed back in business with restrictions, all as part of Phase I of the plan to reopen the state. → Read More