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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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    UPDATE: Power restored to parts of DeKalb County

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Power is back on in a large area of DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office reported a widespread power outage early Thursday morning. Mentone, Valley Head, Fort Payne, Rainsville and Fyffe were experiencing outages. Some areas in Cherokee County also were included. The Sheriff’s Office says the power was restored before six o’clock Thursday morning. The outage is due to a TVA power plant that went down in Chickamauga, Ga.

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    Lauderdale County Probate Judge dies of sudden illness

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY (WHNT) – Lauderdale County Probate Judge James E. Hall, Jr. has died.  According to courthouse officials and friends, Hall, 55, passed away overnight Monday from a sudden illness. Hall was elected to office in 2012 to a six-year term. Judge Gil Self went to law school with Judge Hall. That was 30 years ago. He woke up to a heartbreaking call early Tuesday morning. “I was notified at about 2:46 AM this morning that Judge Hall had just died, […]

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    House fire investigation in the Monrovia area

    MADISON COUNTY (WHNT) – Authorities are responding to a structure fire in Madison County. It’s at a home on the 200 block of Moore Street off of Balch Road. It’s a single story house in the Monrovia area. Madison Firefighters are assisting. WHNT News 19 is aggressively tracking down details. We will continue to update you online and on the air.

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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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