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Amanda joined the WHNT News 19 team in December of 2013.
She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Radio, Television and Film.
She is currently one of the producers for WHNT News 19 This Morning.
Amanda enjoys walking her dog Ally, watching TV and hanging out with friends.

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    One lane on Highway 72 near Cherokee open after truck fire

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Officials with the Colbert County EMA confirm that a truck has caught on fire on Highway 72 in the Cherokee area. Due to the hazardous materials, Highway 72 east and westbound were shut down in both directions. Also, the overpass at Cherokee/Natchez Trace was closed. Currently, one lane is open to let traffic flow through. Incident Commander Chuck Lansdell said they immediately evacuated four homes. Around 7 a.m., HAZMAT and fire crews approached the fire, putting it […]

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    Irish eyes are ready to smile ahead of Huntsville’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Huntsville is preparing for the 38th annual Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th. This year will feature a new parade route. The parade will begin on Clinton Avenue.  Then turn right and head south on Monroe Street taking a left on William Avenue. After that the parade will turn left on Madison Street, and then left back on Monroe Street. It […]

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    Grand jury indicts a Morgan County man on sex abuse charges

    MORGAN COUNTY (WHNT) – Law enforcement in Morgan County arrested a man on sex abuse charges on February 18, 2015. 40-year-old William Chris Nelms was arrested based off of a grand jury indictment for rape, sodomy, sex abuse and sex abuse of a child under the age of 12. Nelms is in the Morgan County jail with a bond of $100,000. Nelms was also arrested for non-support of a child, with a purge amount of $16, 771.44.

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    Large yacht, ‘The Notorious,’ burns at Ditto Landing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters rushed to put out a fire on a large boat at Ditto Landing on Wednesday morning. “The Notorious” was destroyed.  The fire started around 5 a.m. That is the same boat that partially sank last August.  It was parked on land at Ditto Landing for major repairs. It took a major effort to get The Notorious out of the water, and crews had to demolish a good portion of it in the process. Mobile-based attorney James Rebarchak […]

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    Get your partner: Scale Back Alabama weigh-ins begin January 19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Weigh-ins for Scale Back Alabama begin next week, so get your partner and register online now. The 10-week statewide weight loss campaign is an effort to combat Alabama’s high obesity rate. Since its inception in 2007, participants have lost more than a million pounds. There are some changes this year.  First, participants will compete in teams of two, rather than four. Both team members must register at the same time. Registration is now available online or teams can […]

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    UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal Guntersville wreck

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Guntersville police have identified the drivers involved in a wreck that left a woman dead Friday morning. Guntersville Police say the wreck happened around 6:30 Friday morning on US Highway 431 at the Paul Stockton Causeway. Police say April Danielle May of Albertville was traveling south on highway 431 when the vehicle she was driving crossed over the center line and hit a pickup truck. The driver of the truck, identified by police as Roxana Niato, […]

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    Apartment fire on Cotton Row in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an apartment fire at 4915 Cotton Row. It started around 6:00 Friday morning. Only one apartment on the lower floor was damaged. No one was home at the time. The residents will not be able to return to the apartment.  

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    Deadly wreck shuts down interstate temporarily

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A deadly crash on I-65 shut the interstate down temporarily Thursday night. Witnesses say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. near exit 361. That’s just east of Elkmont, near Sandlin Road. Details are limited at this time, but firefighters on the scene tell us at least one person died in the wreck. We are currently working to gather more information. The interstate is back open this morning.

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    New Year’s Eve at Big Spring Park in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Some of the Rocket City spent New Year’s Eve at Big Spring Park for the “Terrame Rockets into 2015″ event. Terrame hosts the event each year, free of charge, for the city of Huntsville to give back to the community. Organizers made some big changes to the celebration this year, doing away with the annual ball-drop to make way for rocket launches and a moon rise. Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the holiday. There was music, […]

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    Christmas night fire destroys Decatur family’s home

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Christmas night fire destroyed a Decatur home.  The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. at a house in the 500 block of Church Street. Fortunately, the couple who lived there was not home at the time.  They were visiting relatives across town. It took crews about 30 minutes to get the flames under control.  They had to block off Church Street while they worked. The street has since reopened.  The cause of the fire is […]

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    Person hurt as concrete truck rolls over in Gurley

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Officials say a concrete truck has rolled over on Rock Cut Road in Gurley. That’s near Highway 72 and Little Cove Road. MedFlight was on the scene, shutting down Highway 72 for a short period of time. It has now reopened. However, Rock Cut Road is still closed. Authorities confirm that at least one person was trapped. WHNT News 19’s crew on the scene says the person is now out of the truck. We will continue […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville prepares for the Rocket City Marathon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Rocket City is preparing for a decades old tradition. The Rocket City Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. Saturday. The course this year is new starting and ending at the Von Braun Center. Organizers call it a gently rolling and fast route through historic downtown Huntsville, the Botanical Garden, and through the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Nearly 2,000 runners are registered for the marathon, all of the runners have worked hard to able to participate, but […]


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