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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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    Huntsville City leaders unveil Cummings Research Park Master Plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City leaders unveiled the first draft of the new master plan for Cummings Research Park on Monday. The campus, which was first founded nearly 55 years ago andnow serves as the nation’s second largest research park, has not been updated since 1980. “It takes a plan that was a great plan in the 1950s and 60s that we put together and now it turns it into the 21st-century plan,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. CRP contributes […]

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    Huntsville High service dog & owner prepare to graduate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In roughly one week, more than 400 students will graduate from Huntsville High School – and one dog. Buck Guy has walked the halls of the school for the last four years alongside his owner Madison Guy. “He’s basically been just like a student,” she said. Buck is so much a part of the student body that the yearbook staff made sure to include a senior quote with his yearbook picture. “It was ‘Woof,'” said Madison. […]

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    National Cyber Summit returning to Huntsville for 8th straight year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The North Alabama Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (NAC-ISSA), Cyber Huntsville Corporation (CHC), Auburn University Research and University of Alabama in Huntsville are hosting its Annual Cyber Security Summit June 8 and 9 in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center. The 8th Annual National Cyber Summit is a two-day event with more than 1,000 military, government, commercial and academic attendees focused on cyber security related disciplines. More than 100 commercial companies are anticipated to attend this year’s […]


    Alabama Law Enforcement Agency warns boaters to be careful near B.B. Comer Bridge demolition

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division is asking all boaters on Lake Guntersville to use extreme caution in the area of the B.B. Comer Bridge construction project, located at mile marker 385.91 on the Tennessee River, where Alabama 35 crosses between Scottsboro and Section. Troopers remind boaters to observe and follow all “No Wake/Idle Speed Regulatory Markers” above and below the bridge area.  Construction and demolition work is ongoing six days per week, Monday through Saturday. Additionally, […]


    ‘A Night in the Garden’ can help homebound residents in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – CASA of Madison County will hold its annual fundraiser, A Night in the Garden, this Friday.  For the fifth year, the event will help to care for local senior and homebound residents. *The location has been moved. It will now begin at 6 p.m. at Campus 805 on May 20th. The address is 2620 Clinton Avenue in Huntsville. “We are truly a working garden, where we grow and harvest all these vegetables that we deliver to our clients,” said Executive […]

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    Trial begins for Huntsville woman charged in deadly hit-and-run

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The trial began Monday for a Huntsville woman connected to a deadly hit-and-run. Latonya Haley, 33, is charged with manslaughter in the 2014 crash that killed 8-year-old Weixi Zhang and critically injured his two sisters. Jury selection took place in Judge James Smith’s courtroom at the Madison County Courthouse Monday morning, with the trial slated to continue Tuesday. Haley is also charged with two counts of first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident with […]

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    Huntsville Utilities helps nearly 400 customers make their homes more energy efficient

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities is roughly ten months into its effort to help low-income customers reduce their bills. The effort is through the Huntsville Extreme Energy Makeover Project. The company won an $11.7 million grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority to help make homes throughout Madison County at least 25 percent more energy-efficient. The grant money is available through September 2017 and has already helped to makeover nearly 400 customers’ homes. Huntsville Utilities has approved nearly 800 applications and […]


    Elkmont to play football at Boss Hill Stadium in the fall, portion of bleachers needs to be repaired

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The start of the high school football season is three months away, but questions already surround the use of one Limestone County Schools stadium for the 2016 schedule. Elkmont fans have expressed concern over whether the team will be able to play at Boss Hill Stadium in the fall. Limestone County Schools Executive Director of Operations Tommy Hunter said those Red Devil supporters can rest easy. “The stadium has not been condemned,” he said. The issue stems […]


    Meridianville Middle students show off their green thumbs thanks to AAMU joint project

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Meridianville Middle School and Alabama A&M celebrated the official unveiling of the FEAST Project on Thursday. The acronym stands for “Fostering Environmental and Agricultural Scientists for Tomorrow.” The joint effort between the middle school and AAMU’s College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences aims to expose local students to the scientific aspects of agriculture. “I’ve learned a lot this year,” said seventh grader Rodridguez Stuckey. “I didn’t know it was going to be that hard. I thought you just […]

  • Sanitation Worker & Cameron

    From Trash to a Treasured Moment: Meet one Huntsville sanitation worker’s biggest fan

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a thankless job, really. Sanitation workers spend their days surrounded by trash just to help keep our lives clean. Tuesdays are garbage pick-up days for the Ready family in their Owens Cross Roads subdivision and Cameron Ready knows it. “When I hear it, I always go outside and watch it,” he said of the garbage truck. Like many little boys, Cameron loves all trucks. On his fifth birthday, he spent that April afternoon waiting […]

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    Jeffrey Franklin, Huntsville teen who killed his parents, attacked siblings, up for parole in June

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man convicted of killing his parents and attacking his siblings in 1998 will soon be up for parole. Jeffrey Franklin has been serving a life sentence at the Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs. He is scheduled for a parole hearing on June 1. Franklin was 17-years-old when he killed his parents, Gerald and Cynthia Franklin, with a hatchet and tried to kill three siblings at their south Huntsville home. He pleaded guilty in […]

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    ACLU, Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville plan to fight abortion clinic bill regarding proximity to schools

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill late Wednesday to prohibit abortion clinics from locating near public schools. The bill would bar state health officials from issuing or renewing licenses to clinics that are within 2,000 feet of a kindergarten-through-eighth grade public school. Representatives voted in favor of it, 73-18.  Senators approved the bill in March on a 27-6 vote. Republican Sen. Paul Sanford sponsored SB205 saying he wants to force an abortion clinic to move away from a […]


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