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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
  • Bobbie Taylor, former animal services director of Lawrence County, arrives for a court hearing (WHNT News 19 file)

    Trial date set for Lawrence County’s former animal services director

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The trial date is now set for former Lawrence County animal services director Bobbie Taylor. She is accused of abusing between 250 and 300 animals in her care. Bobbie Taylor is scheduled to appear before District Judge Angela Terry on May 25, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. for a bench trial. It will be the only trial on the docket for that day, which is unusual according to the prosecutor. “It’s not typical, at least on misdemeanor […]

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    IRS releases 2016 ‘Dirty Dozen’ warning about tax season scams

    WASHINGTON D.C. (WHNT) – The Internal Revenue Service has compiled a list called the “Dirty Dozen” to protect taxpayers from being scammed this tax season. So far, the IRS has released seven of the 12 scams taxpayers need to know: Identity theft – This continues to be a problem. Make sure you are not giving out personal information to the wrong people. Phone scams –  IRS officials have said this is a major threat and they want to remind residents that they will never call threatening to […]

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    WHNT News 19’s 2016 Tax Action Line fields 200 tax questions

    It’s officially tax season.  Once again, WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to help you get your 2016 taxes done. Several members from the Alabama Society of CPAs (ASCPA) were on hand during the three-hour event to answer your questions on Tuesday, February 9. Our team of licensed CPAs answered more than 200 phone calls and emails from viewers with tax questions. The questions ranged from retirement income to dependent claims to inheritance tax. Christopher Taylor, Vice President of the Huntsville ASCPA, said […]

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    Students at Challenger Elementary & Middle create wall murals to honor those lost on shuttle

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – People all over the nation took time to reflect on the anniversary of the Challenger tragedy as part of NASA’s “Day of Remembrance.” However, the somber event holds even more meaning for the Huntsville schools that bear the shuttle’s name. The students at both Challenger Elementary and Middle Schools obviously weren’t around for the space shuttle explosion three decades ago.  But many of their teachers and administrators were, and they continue to instill its vital lesson in […]

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    Madison City leaders hold public meeting for proposed Zierdt Road interchange

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison City Leaders and the Alabama Department of Transportation held a public involvement meeting on Tuesday. They were seeking public feedback on a proposed interchange at Interstate 565 near Zierdt Road. Representatives of the City of Madison, the developer, ALDOT and consultants answered any questions relative to the project. Attendees also viewed preliminary maps and tentative schedules for the construction. The new interchange is expected to improve traffic flow in and around the interstate. “It’s needed because that interchange will […]

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    Madison County crossbow slaying suspect motions for ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Tennessee man charged with murder has motioned for a “Stand Your Ground” hearing. Troy Wright is accused in the crossbow shooting death of his uncle, Anqualo House, on January 3, 2015. In April, District Judge Schuyler H. Richardson granted Wright a bond reduction, lowering his $75,000 bond to $30,000. In arguing for the bond reduction, Wright’s attorney, Bruce Gardner, told the court it was “far from a ‘typical’ murder case.” Court records go on to […]

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    Mother accused of trying to kill infant daughter indicted

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County grand jury has indicted a mother accused of trying to kill her infant daughter. Natasha Townsend was arrested and charged with attempted murder in May 2014. Police say the 32-year-old wanted to kill her then-three-month-old daughter, then commit suicide. Court records show that her charges were waived to a grand jury in October 2014. Shortly after, her attorney moved to have her bond reduced from $60,000 to $25,000. A joint motion for a psychological evaluation of […]

  • Huntsville Fire and Rescue crews respond to a fire at a home on Barrywood Circle on Friday. (Jeremy Jackson, WHNT News 19)

    North Huntsville family displaced after kitchen fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire on Barrywood Circle in north Huntsville just after 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Officials said the fire started in the kitchen. The cause of it is still under investigation. No one was injured, but the family will be displaced for a few days.

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    Alabama RB Derrick Henry reportedly declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry reportedly intends to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Henry, who finished the 2015 season with 2,219 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on the way to a National Championship, will forego his senior season to turn pro. Alabama RB Derrick Henry, the Heisman Trophy winner, will enter the NFL Draft, source tells ESPN. Henry had 2,219 yards and 28 TDs. — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January […]

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    Federal judge grants motion for acquittal in Eric Parker case

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A federal judge has granted a motion for acquittal in the Eric Parker case. The ruling was issued just before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and it came the same day federal prosecutors urged the judge not to acquit the Madison police officer. Parker has been tried twice in federal court in Huntsville for his takedown of an Indian man in an early morning encounter in Madison in February. Both times the jury deadlocked. Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala’s […]

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    Crimson Tide spends Wednesday outdoors as National Championship preparations continue

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama football returned to the practice field after taking a break on Tuesday, continuing preparations for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Wednesday afternoon, with a 90-minute session in helmets and shorts outdoors on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. The midweek practice was the third of six leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 11, in Glendale, Ariz. Alabama will square off with Clemson at University of Phoenix Stadium with the […]

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    One week later, New Hope neighborhood still fighting flood waters

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A week has passed since heavy rains flooded homes and roadways throughout the Tennessee Valley. Most of the water has since receded, but a handful of folks in New Hope neighborhood are still feeling the effects. WHNT News 19 first shared their story with you on Monday. On Friday, residents continued to fight the flood waters, some still barely accessing their homes. “They were having to use a boat to get back and forth,” said […]

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