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Christine Killimayer joined the WHNT News 19 team in July 2010 as half of the brand new sports department.

She comes to the Tennessee Valley from Las Vegas, where she worked as a multimedia sports journalist for the Greenspun Corporation. Prior to that, Christine was a sports anchor and reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kan.

A native of Latrobe, Pa., Christine graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a degree in broadcast news.

Recent Articles
  • Neighbor dispute in Limestone County leads to 2 arrests, features woman with infamous past

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man, Wednesday, accused of shooting into a neighbor’s vehicle. The neighbor was also arrested on outstanding warrants for harassment and reckless endangerment. William Edward Willard, 80, of Elkmont is charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle. Investigators said he was at his girlfriend’s home on Putman Circle when the incident occurred. They believe it is part of a neighborhood dispute. “This has been an ongoing problem in that particular […]

  • This is what the sign said in front of Joe Davis Stadium until July 1, 2015. WHNT News 19 contacted the City of Huntsville, and workers have now removed the lettering.

    No fireworks at Joe Davis this July, despite what sign said until this week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In the Tennessee Valley, the fireworks display at Joe Davis Stadium has been a beloved tradition for years.  But with the Huntsville Stars long gone, would the show go on? Our newsroom received countless calls and emails this week asking that very question.  One reason, the sign along Memorial Parkway said ‘Fireworks July 3.’ With the stadium silent now that the Huntsville Stars have moved away and changed names as well, who would host this year’s festivities? […]

  • ASPCA takes possession of animals at Lawrence County shelter

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – The situation at the Lawrence County Animal Shelter just keeps getting worse by the day. Familiar yellow crime scene tape now surrounds former director Bobbie Taylor’s property in Moulton. Police have cordoned off the property and are calling it a crime scene. Meanwhile, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrived to the shelter early Tuesday to help with the criminal investigation. The ASPCA’s Animal Cruelty Disaster Response vehicle is now on the site, […]

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    Woman hit by vehicle on Governors Drive, seriously hurt

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A woman was injured when she was hit by a vehicle on Governors Drive on Monday afternoon. Police say the woman tried to walk across the westbound lanes of Governors at Braham Avenue about 3:30 p.m.  Neither she nor the driver who hit her saw each other, police said, adding the driver will not face charges. The woman hit was seriously hurt, and was walking with a cane.  She suffered head injuries and was taken to Huntsville […]


    City crews install security cameras around Huntsville’s Veterans Memorial to deter vandalism

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — When the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Huntsville was first dedicated in 2011, the city hoped it wouldn’t have to come to this. “We were hoping it wasn’t necessary,” said Huntsville General Services Director Jeff Easter. Officials contemplated the idea of putting security cameras in place, but acts of vandalism throughout the last year, accelerated it. Easter said the city recently installed roughly a dozen cameras throughout the specially made memorial to keep a watchful eye on […]


    Proclamation signing marks start of Armed Forces Celebration Week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Local officials marked the start of Armed Forces Celebration Week on Monday. Huntsville, Madison and Madison County leaders signed a proclamation in a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Huntsville. “I have never seen a community or been part of a community that is so patriotic, caring and sincere,” said Lieutenant General Larry Wyche. He also serves as the Redstone Arsenal Senior Commander. The week of activities is part of an effort to show appreciation for […]

  • 1 year after deadly plane crash at Huntsville International Airport, still no answers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  A year has passed since a deadly plane crash at Huntsville International Airport claimed three lives and the cause of the crash remains unknown. The National Transportation Safety Board spent the nearly two weeks to follow in Huntsville analyzing the wreckage. Investigators released their preliminary report of the accident July 2, 2014, but since then, no new information has been released. WHNT News 19 contacted NTSB investigators to learn more. According to officials, they continue to […]

  • Huntsville AME Church holds prayer vigil for Charleston victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Heartbreak and tragedy of an inconceivable act put them in the pews, but joy and praise for God’s love brought the worshipers up out of them. Dozens of community members of all walks of life attended a prayer vigil held at the St. John AME Church in downtown Huntsville Thursday night. The impromptu service came in the wake of the shooting at a Charleston AME church that claimed nine lives. The victims and families were lifted […]

  • Getting Results: Fixing the bad drainage ditch in New Market homeowner’s flooding yard

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) — Every time it rained, water overflowed the ditch running alongside Kristy Stewart’s yard off Archered Way in New Market. “We knew that there was a problem,” she said. “There needed to be some things done.” For years, she reached out to local officials for help, but with little success. “I felt like I didn’t have a voice,” she said. Stewart then turned to WHNT News 19 to take action. “Had it not been for you […]

  • Town Madison infrastructure work underway

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — From crops to shops, the transformation of Town Madison is well underway. The 700 acres of soon-to-be commercial and business developments are located along Interstate 565 and Zierdt Road. “It’s going to go from what’s currently farm land and a big hillside to just a tremendous amount of retail and economic opportunity for western Madison County,” said Madison County Commissioner Steve Haraway. Officials broke ground on the $400 million project 10 months ago, but crews fell […]

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    John Stallworth Foundation Celebrity Pairings Party slated for Thursday night, golf tournament to be held Friday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For more than a decade, the John Stallworth Foundation has helped fund merit-based scholarships for nearly 150 Alabama A&M students. Its biggest fundraisers take place Thursday and Friday. “A lot of scholarship money, a lot of individuals, a lot of changed lives,” said Stallworth. The annual pairings party and silent auction will take place Thursday at The Westin followed by Friday’s celebrity golf tournament at the Hampton Cove Golf Course. Well known athletes, like former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines […]

  • Former Grissom pitcher Alex Luna receives the phone call that he has been drafted by the Kansas City Royals. (Contributed)

    Former Grissom baseball player Alex Luna drafted by the Kansas City Royals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Playing professional baseball is the ultimate dream for most young athletes. Just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, surrounded by family and friends, that dream became a reality for former Grissom standout Alex Luna. The Kansas City Royals used their tenth round draft pick on the 22-year-old UAB pitcher. “I was so just excited and overwhelmed because it’s a dream come true,” said Luna. The 6-foot-5 right-hander said he almost missed the coveted call, though. “We weren’t even going to […]


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