Abigail Wilson


Abigail Wilson joined the KMUW team in April 2014. Born and raised in a small Colorado mountain town, she is still getting used to being a flatlander.

After graduating from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, with degrees in journalism and Spanish, Abigail worked as the news editor of the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, where her primary focus was covering crime news. After she decided to literally “get the hell out of Dodge,” Abigail worked as a professional photographer and freelance journalist. She recently graduated with a Master of Arts in communication from Wichita State University.

Abigail enjoys photography and gardening as well as hanging out with her two roommates of the feline persuasion.

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Sedgwick County election officials are looking at the names on their suspended voter list. Secretary of State Kris Kobach has ruled that any names that are still listed after 90 days must be removed.

Wichita State University

An annual ceremony of remembrance was held at Wichita State University this morning in honor of the 31 WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash in 1970 in the Rocky Mountains.

More than 100 people paid their respects at the ceremony held at the permanent memorial on the university’s campus. Many in attendance wore gold and black, Wichita State University’s colors.

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At the annual Wichita Area Economic Outlook Conference today, experts predicted both the state and local economies will reflect small growth in the coming year when compared to national numbers.

If predictions from Wichita State University economist Jeremy Hill stand true, 2016 will be the best year for job growth in Wichita since 2008. Hill estimates growth for the city at 1.1 percent; for the state, he puts it at about 1.4 percent.

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A federal appeals court will not reconsider its decision that an abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a move seeking either a rehearing by the three-judge appeals panel or by the full court.

In July, a panel ruled that the decision about whether anti-abortion activist Angel Dillard's letter constituted a "true threat" should be left to a jury.

Courtesy Boot Hill Museum, Inc.; Dodge City, Kansas

Dodge City, Kansas, is a town synonymous with the Wild West. It again lived up to that cowboy reputation this past weekend by hosting a reunion of some of the actors from the iconic TV show “Gunsmoke,” the longest-running network drama in television history. KMUW's Abigail Wilson reports that fans swarmed Dodge City to celebrate the show's 60th anniversary.

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Representatives from the City of Wichita and Wichita State University met for a brief ceremony today to raise the Wichita flag on the university’s campus. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports that despite the flag's nearly 80-year existence, this is the first time it has been flown at WSU.


The federal government has awarded grants for law enforcement body cameras to Wichita, Dodge City, Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday the U.S. Justice Department grants are among $23.2 million awarded to more than 70 law enforcement agencies in 32 states to increase the use of body cameras.

President Barack Obama has proposed buying 50,000 body cameras for law enforcement agencies in three years.

The money can be used to establish a plan to use the cameras and provide training before the cameras are purchased.

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Numbers from a census taken on the 20th day of classes at Wichita State University show a decrease in enrollment and credit hours students are taking this semester.

Preliminary reports filed Monday compare this year's enrollment and credit hours taken by students to those of last year. This semester, enrollment at WSU decreased by close to 500 students, or about 3.3 percent. Students are also taking 2.3 percent fewer credit hours overall.

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The sport of roller derby has long been known for its intensity. But for Wichita’s ICT Roller Girls, the game is about much more than alter egos and injuries. KMUW's Abigail Wilson has this sound portrait.

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Court documents are offering a glimpse at the early impact of the gay-marriage ruling in Kansas.