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Carri Walters is a producer here at WHNT News 19. Carri joined the WHNT News 19 team in June of 2012. She began working in the studio, but followed her passion of writing into the newsroom.

Carri is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she double majored in Communication and Journalism, with an emphasis in Media Studies.

She grew up in West Chicago, IL. She then lived in Boston, MA for a couple years after college before moving to the Tennessee Valley with her husband.

Carri is excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team and loves that she learns something new each time she comes in to work.

Recent Articles
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    ACLU Defends Tennessee Boy’s Right to Read Bible at School

    WOODBURY, Tenn. (WTVF) – The American Civil Liberties Union has offered its support to a 9-year-old Cannon County student who was allegedly told he couldn’t read his Bible during an after school program. Austin Grayson attends the Cannon County REACH after school program in Woodbury. Last month, his mother, Lisa Koepfgen, said he was told he couldn’t read his Bible during quiet time. “He had pulled his bible out and he was told to put it away,” she said. “When […]

  • Raytheon Expands Redstone Arsenal Missile Facility

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Raytheon officials announced Tuesday they’re adding to their capabilities with a significant expansion. Raytheon’s construction team recently completed work. The company is now equipped with a new test cell for missile interceptors at the facility on Redstone Arsenal. Representatives held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility back in November 2012. Raytheon announced at that time that the plant will put men and robots working hand in hand in a 70,000 square foot facility. Since the […]

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    NASA to Discuss FY 2015 Budget Today

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — NASA leaders will discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 budget today. We expect to hear about the impacts of the proposed budget to both NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center on Redstone Arsenal. NASA administrator Charles Bolden will discuss the budget at a news briefing from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Congress approved NASA’s budget for FY 2014 at $17.6 Billion. That is slightly less than […]

  • Crews Repair Natural Gas Leak at International Paper

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Emergency crews responded to a natural gas leak at the International Paper plant in Courtland. It happened at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Courtland and Red Bank Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the leak at the plant on County Road 150. Authorities say storms caused a tree to fall onto a natural gas line, causing the leak. Storms also damaged some buildings on the property of International Paper. Officials blocked off County Road 150 for about […]

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    Utility Work Planned on County Line Road; Expect Delays

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities crews will be installing power poles on County Line Road. Crews say the work is likely to cause traffic delays. The work is being done on the east side of County Line Road from Gillespie Road, north to Highway 72 West.

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    Woman Recovering After One Vehicle Wreck in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A woman is recovering after she was involved in a one-vehicle wreck early Thursday morning. The crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Highway 72, near Glaze Road. That’s just west of Athens. Clements Volunteer Fire Crews, Limestone County Deputies, and Athens Police all responded to the wreck. Deputies say the driver left the road and rolled the PT Cruiser several times. The vehicle ended up lodged between two trees. The driver was trapped inside […]

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    NTSB Expected to Release Information on UPS Cargo Jet Crash

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to release more information this week on an Alabama plane crash that happened last August. A UPS plane crashed less than a mile away from the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport. The two-member flight crew died in the crash of the Airbus cargo plane. The cause of the crash is still unknown. An investigative hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Washington, D.C. The one day hearing is expected to examine […]

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    Traffic Stalled on I-65 Near AL/TN Line

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama State Troopers are working to clear a wreck on I-65 southbound near the Alabama/Tennessee state line. Authorities say an 18-wheeler collided with a delivery van just south of the Tennessee state line. The driver of the van says he was headed southbound on I-65. He says traffic was going at a slow pace, of about 20 to 25 mph, due to the icy condition of the road. He says he was in the right […]

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    Man Killed in Muscle Shoals Mobile Home Fire

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) — The Colbert County Coroner confirms one person was killed in a mobile home fire in a Muscle Shoals mobile home park Thursday night. The Muscle Shoals Fire Department, Police Department, and State Fire Marshalls responded to the fire on the 2600 block of Avalon Avenue, near Wilson Dam Highway. They say it happened at about 10:00 p.m. The victim was Eddie Wayne Tidwell, 58. He was found in the back of the trailer. All three […]

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    Changes in Gate Hours for Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) — Some changes are coming to the gates of Redstone Arsenal. Arsenal officials say the changes are necessary to accommodate the reduction in guard force authorizations. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command ordered the changes which will have an impact on the operating hours of three gates. All gate changes will begin on Sunday, January 26 at midnight. Gate 8: Closed Monday through Friday. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 5:30 a.m. until midnight. Gate 3: Open […]

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    Courtroom Blog: Judge Sentences Zakkawanda Moss to 6 Life Terms

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – A Lincoln County judge sentenced Zakkawanda Moss to six consecutive life terms on Tuesday.  Moss was convicted of killing six people in 2012. “Words cannot describe some of the things I’ve seen in this trial,” said Judge Forest Durard.  “These killings were senseless and barbaric as I’ve ever seen.” Judge Durard listened to testimony from several people, including family members of the victims. A jury convicted Moss in the deaths of Amber McCaulley, Chabreya Campbell and […]

  • Madison County

    Person Dies In One-Vehicle Wreck in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama State Troopers are investigating a deadly wreck that happened Tuesday morning in Madison County. It happened at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Monroe Road, between Highway 231 and Pulaski Pike. It appears a truck ran off the road. Authorities confirm at least one person in the truck was killed. Troopers haven’t released the person’s name yet.