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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.

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    Governor says divorce will not be a ‘distraction’ for state issues

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, whose wife has filed for divorce, says he will not let  “distractions” get in the way of his push for policy and budget changes in the state. Bentley spoke Monday to members of his cabinet regarding his plans for a special legislative session next month. On Friday, the governor’s wife of 50 years, Dianne Bentley, filed for divorce saying their marriage had suffered an irretrievable breakdown. The governor did not directly mention the […]


    Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle introduces FY2016 budget

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle introduced the City’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget at Thursday’s city council meeting. The $334 million total budget includes $192 million in operating funds.  This figure represents a $4 million, or 2 percent, increase over the FY15 operating budget. It projects a three percent increase in sales tax revenues, which will be largely absorbed by employee costs and mandatory increases in operating costs. While lean, the budget does provide a modest increase in funding for […]

  • Huntsville firefighters still waiting for pay parity vote

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The fight for equal pay has been reignited. It is a blaze the Huntsville Firefighters Association has been battling for more than 14 months. “It’s kind of ridiculous that it’s gone on this long, this particular issue,” said Association President Steve Jones. The group wants to see salaries for four positions within the fire department equal the base wages for their police counterparts. However, a recent job reclassification audit did not justify a pay bump for […]

  • Community members can continue to sit with the memory of State Rep. Dan Williams

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Athens-Limestone Public Library opened its doors eight months ago. Its new location is less than two miles from where Dan Williams was born and less than a mile from where he passed. Fitting because “Mayor Dan” loved to be at the center of it all. “He would love it, too, because it’s right here in the middle of town, which is where he wanted to be all the time,” said Dan’s son, Daniel. The state […]

  • Athens city residents vote down proposed property tax

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens city voters took part in a special election on Tuesday for a proposed property tax increase. Leaders with Athens City Schools said the money raised would help build new schools for the district, as well as pay for upgrades to existing schools. The unofficial results are: 3,368 people (62%) voted no on the 12-mill tax increase, 1,924 people (35%) voted yes. 2,907 people (53%) voted no on the $74 million dollar bond issue, 2,163 people (40%) […]

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    Lawrence County community members hold town hall to focus on building new animal shelter

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – Community leaders held a town hall Monday to help develop plans for a new Lawrence County animal shelter. Lawrence County Commissioner Bobby Burch and residents from throughout the county gathered at Moulton Methodist Church at 6 p.m. to organize the ad hoc committee, create sub-committees, identify goals and get the project underway. Burch said sub-committees will be assigned among the volunteers to determine how the shelter will be operated; whether or not it will be a […]


    Hampton Cove ‘rockstar’ battling rare genetic disorder returns home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A beloved Tennessee Valley “rockstar” finally made a tour stop in her hometown. Sydney Ann MacMurray was diagnosed with Fanconia Anemia in mid-February. Sydney and her family have been at the Masonic Children’s Hospital at the University of Minnesota for treatment since February. On Thursday, her doctors gave her the “all clear” to finally head home to Hampton Cove. “Sydney is better,” said her dad, Kory MacMurray. “She still has the disease, but the bone marrow failure […]

  • High school football teams endure soggy start to the week in preparation of 2015 season

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If you think this recent wet weather drove you crazy, try being a high school football coach. “It’s been tough,” said J.O. Johnson head coach Harold Wells. With the 2015 season on the horizon, many teams were forced to practice inside this week. “We didn’t let the rain stop us, we went in the gym,” said J.O. Johnson Wide Receiver Taryon Baker. “We’re still putting in the same work that we put in outside and we’re […]

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    Huntsville City Schools will not become a charter schools authorizer, at least this year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools officials opted to not become a charter school authorizer, at least for this year. The deadline for the decision is September 1. Wednesday, the school board’s attorney recommended the district hold off on the move until more research can be done on the responsibility. He also added that charter schools may conflict with the district’s desegregation order. “This was a big year for the school system, something that hadn’t happened in 50 years, happened […]

  • Huntsville school board approves sale of remaining Westlawn Middle School property

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the sale of the Westlawn Middle School property to Huntsville Westlawn, LLC on Wednesday. The contract involves roughly 11 acres of the Westlawn site. It also includes a lease agreement with the company for the district’s continued use of the school for $1 per year until Morris P-8 opens in two years The $650,000 deal is contingent on the school system’s pending contract with Alabama Streams, LLC, […]

  • Limestone County Schools 2016 budget looks worse than it is

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Schools Board of Education continues to review the district’s proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Tuesday marked the second hearing on the financial plan. The school system projects nearly $85 million in revenue for 2016, with more than 60 percent of that funding coming from the state. Expenditures are slated at more than $122 million, but 30 percent of it is for capital outlay and debt services. “It inflates it falsely,” […]

  • City: No raise for Huntsville firefighters, months-long audit shows no justification for desired pay bump

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It appears firefighters’ quest for equal pay is all but extinguished. The Huntsville Firefighters Association wanted to see salaries for four positions within the department equal the base wages for their police counterparts. Following city policy, the human resources department performed a formal job reclassification audit, but only did so for two of those four positions. The result of that months-long process found that firefighters and fire engine drivers warranted no pay change. “Per that policy […]


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