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Caitlan Dallas joined WHNT News 19 in June of 2016. Originally from the Lone Star state, Caitlan has made her home in Alabama for the last four years, as a student at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!

Caitlan graduated from UA in May of 2016, with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Film. While in school, Caitlan worked as weekend reporter and producer with WVUA 23 News.

Caitlan is excited to make Huntsville her new home, and is looking forward to becoming a part of the community. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading a good book, and watching any and all live music.

Caitlan is passionate about meeting new people and telling their stories. Her love of news stems from her love of talking, so if you see her out and about don’t be afraid to say hello!

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    County commissioner speaks on importance of mental health board

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County Commission currently has open spots on the Huntsville-Madison County mental health board, that they’re hoping to fill with the right person. “If you can imagine that nationwide, one out of four individuals are medically diagnosed as mentally ill. That’s diagnosed,” saidĀ District Six County Commissioner Bob Harrison. Commissioner Harrison said that means there’s still a lot of work to be done, which is where the Huntsville-Madison County mental health board comes in “It’s much […]

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    Community bands together to take on world hunger

    DECATUR, Ala. — The community of Decatur came together this morning to take on world hunger, as volunteers of all ages worked to pack thousands of meals that will feed hungry and impoverished children in developing countries. The three Decatur rotary clubs and other members of the community, heard the sound of a gong 17 times Saturday, once every 1,000 meals packed. “Our goal today is to bag 17,064 bags of food,” said Rotary Club of Decatur President Ellen Didier. […]

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    Southern Light to offer gigabit service to businesses in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. — With a special announcement Wednesday, Decatur has become the second ‘gig city’ in Alabama. Southern Light will now be offering their gigabit service to business customers in the area. Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling said they are excited to now be able to offer some of the fastest internet speed to citizens. An impact he said will allow for increased productivity. “We’re just pleased to be another gigabit city in north Alabama,” he said. But, Bowling said gigabit […]

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    Decatur jail to close, inmates to go to Morgan County jail soon

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — The City of Decatur is in the process of closing down their jail, transitioning inmates to the Morgan County jail instead. Chief Deputy Michael Corley with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said Decatur city officials made the decision. Chief Deputy Corley said that due to its age, the Decatur jail was facing a lot of remodeling, had city officials chosen to go that route. Instead, the Decatur jail will soon be no more. “They’ve been anxious […]

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    Lunches of Love and Madison County schools receive $25,000 grant from State Farm

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –On Tuesday, Legacy Elementary received a generous grant, but the donation will go towards all Madison County elementary schools to help feed its students through the Lunches of Love program. “I think a lot of times people think that there are not children who need our services here in this area,” said Lunches of Love volunteer Stephanie Rammes. Lunches of Love provides weekend meals for children in need. Rammes has seen first hand that’s not the case […]

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    Ditto Landing board meeting discusses future of Madison County boat harbor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville-Madison County Marina and Port Authority discussed options for the Madison County Boat Harbor and Yacht Club at their monthly board meeting Monday. WHNT News 19 spoke with Ditto Landing Executive Director Brandi Quick to address some of the Harbor customers concerns. Quick said at the board meeting they would receive recommendations from their transition team regarding the Madison County Boat Harbor. “We have looked at a lot of different scenarios and situations that the customers […]

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    Work could begin on Ditto Landing master plan this spring

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The highly anticipated master plan at Ditto Landing is starting to come together. Though the entire plan will be done in phases over the next five or six years, officials say you’ll start to see construction as early as this year. Ditto Landing Executive Director Brandi Quick said the county has offered to help them take the first steps in their master plan. “We hope to start late Spring, and have the county in with a lot […]

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    Local organization has a unique new monthly networking event

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –Local organization AshaKiran is starting a monthly tea time that is meant to be a one of a kind networking event here in Huntsville. They want to create a venue to educate and empower women, and others, to make a difference in the community. AshaKiran tea time will happen the second Thursday of every month. Program Director Praveena Kommidi said the idea came to her after attending other networking events in Huntsville, which she felt were too singular. […]

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    ‘Kids and Kin’ classes to provide support for relative caretakers in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –The Family Guidance Center of Alabama is offering classes just for relatives raising kids that aren’t their own. The classes will take place at the Calvary Hills Community Center in Huntsville, starting February 14. The classes are specifically designed to meet the needs of relative child care providers, and raise their level of awareness about the importance of their roles in children’s lives. The first class will be this Tuesday, February 14 with the subject on preventing child […]

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    Public school board hearing for Lee high school special ed teacher

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–Ā A Lee High School special-ed teacher asked for a public hearing before the school board Friday regarding his termination. The school system said the teacher is up for termination regarding failing to complete certain paperwork that affects his students. He is also facing sexual harassment allegations from a female student. Milton Tyson had 16 students under his care. The special education teachers are required to fill out individual education plans for each student so they can move on to […]

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    Madison County Commission looks ahead to future projects

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong said the commission is going to be busy in the coming months. They’re looking to make some major progress with projects already underway, as well as new ones coming to town. Just driving around Madison County, you can tell with the amount of construction going on that road projects are a major focus. “We’re wanting to get Interstate 565 open, we’re wanting to get Research Park open, and Highway 72 […]

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    Local superintendent and parent react to DeVos confirmation

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Tuesday afternoon, Senators confirmed Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of Education, in a 51-50 vote. This is a very important position, and many critics point to DeVos’ lack of education experience. Her appointment will have an impact on our schools here in the valley. Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker has spent many years serving in, and out of the classroom. Regardless of what happens in Washington, he says the students are the focus. “My […]