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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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    Prayer warriors continue to rally behind 7-year-old Hartselle girl battling brain disease

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – A sweet little 7-year-old girl from Hartselle is in the fight of her life. “We need to storm the gates of Heaven for Kayleigh,” said Jennifer Jones. “Let God know that we’re here and we’re not backing down.” We first introduced you to Kayleigh McClendon this summer. She is battling a disease that affects her brain stem and it is progressing. Tuesday, hundreds of supporters from throughout Morgan County and beyond came together at the Grady & […]

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    Local Red Cross volunteers head to areas likely to be affected by Hurricane Matthew

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As folks along the coast brace themselves for Hurricane Matthew‘s impact, volunteers across the country, as well as in the Tennessee Valley, are getting ready to help them. Wednesday, four Red Cross of North Alabama volunteers made their way to Tallahassee, Florida, to help with recovery. It may sound odd, since the storm has yet to make landfall there, but it’s all in an effort to be ready. “They don’t want to be right there where the hurricane’s […]

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    TAKING ACTION: How to avoid buying used vehicles with unfixed recall defects

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – From side doors not working to exploding airbags to stalling engines, we have heard it all when it comes to vehicle recalls. Even more alarming, every year 25 percent of recalled vehicles never get fixed. So if you are in the market for a used car, what can you do to avoid those with safety defects. Consider the story of Kevin Phillips. He has his eye on a used Nissan Armada. These days, safety and recalls are top […]

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    Students surprised as Morgan County teachers drop in with goody bags of supplies

    Some Morgan County teachers rode the bus Friday for a little adventure.  It was a field trip to surprise their students. The Sparkman Elementary School teachers were excited, and brought goodies as they dropped by the kids’ homes.  They split up on three bus routes, armed with full bags of school supplies. They hand-delivered each one to students, or left them hanging on the door if they weren’t there. “I think it’s a great idea. A lot of our children don’t […]

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    When should athletes begin to focus on one sport? Experts weigh in

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – Bo Jackson is regarded as one of the best multi-sport athletes of all time. Nearly 30 years ago, the Auburn legend starred in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball, playing football for the Los Angeles Raiders and baseball for the Kansas City Royals. The 1985 Heisman Trophy winner continued to excel at two sports throughout both his collegiate and professional careers. Today, though, a growing number of athletes are forced to dedicate their talents to just one sport […]


    When should athletes begin to focus on one sport? Experts weigh in Monday at 4 p.m.

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – School is back in session and that means after-school activities are kicking into high gear, too. Parents, you’re going to be busy burning up the roads, getting the kids from Point A to Point B. Meanwhile, your kids are going to be busy burning up the fields playing at least one sport, if not more. But when is the right time for them to focus on just one sport – or should they ever? “I think kids […]

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    Nextdoor poll provides Madison County Sheriff’s Office with snapshot of community perception

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – For about the last seven months, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has been using Nextdoor as another way to communicate with citizens. The social media site focuses on neighborhoods, allowing both residents and law enforcement agencies to interact with each other. “It’s a form of our community policing,” said Chief Deputy David Jernigan. “Anytime that you can engage our citizens, the community, businesses, neighborhoods, if you can get a dialogue going, it’s extremely positive. It takes down a lot […]


    Drake’s in Huntsville offers free meal for law enforcement officers Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As a sign of appreciation for law enforcement officers, Drake’s on Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville offered a free meal to anyone with a badge on Thursday. The day-long deal applied to all officers of the law, whether they were on-duty or off-duty. “There’s a lot of hard work that goes into taking care of the community and there’s a lot of negativity sometimes,” said Drake’s Managing Partner Brandon True. “We really appreciate the support of the local […]


    HVAC unit working overtime? A Home Performance Audit can show where your house is leaking money

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – With all this heat, just about everybody’s air conditioning has been getting a workout. To ensure that you’re not basically throwing money out the window, Brian Smith said you need to make sure that your home is efficient. “We want to keep what we’re paying for in our house,” he said. Smith is a certified energy auditor with Thomas HVAC and he performs Home Performance Audits on a regular basis. A Home Performance Audit focuses on improving […]


    AT&T U-Verse installation destroys parents-to-be’s plumbing in Harvest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Back in May, the night before Mother’s Day, Josh Parks noticed his house started having some plumbing issues. “The house just started basically filling up with water, nothing would flush, nothing would drain,” he said. With his wife about four months pregnant at the time, he frantically called in professional help. Parks never expected the repair to turn into a 10-foot hole in his driveway. “Once, they dug up my driveway, there it was, just a […]


    Huntsville City Schools celebrates ribbon-cutting for Sonnie Hereford III Elementary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Sonnie Hereford III Elementary on Thursday. The school is named for the longtime north Alabama civil rights pioneer. Dr. Hereford died earlier this month. On the same day of his passing, the Huntsville City School System took ownership of the facility that bears his names. Dozens of people attended the dedication ceremony, along with many of his family members, including his son, Sonnie Hereford IV, who was one of the first […]

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    Smyrna Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run that killed Tennessee Valley native

    SMYRNA, Tenn. – The Smyrna Police Department announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that investigators have arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run that killed a Tennessee Valley native earlier this month. Elise Denton, 29, died on July 10 when a pickup truck struck the back of the scooter she was driving.  Officials said Denton’s body was left behind in the roadway as the suspect left the scene and continued north bound on Lowry Street. According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton’s scooter […]