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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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    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 […]


    Huntsville Hospital’s athletic trainers help high school athletes stay healthy in extreme heat

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Huntsville Hospital athletic trainer Joseph Lemery has been preparing the Sparkman High School football team for its toughest opponent so far this year – the extreme heat. Practice doesn’t officially start until August 1 and games are still a month away, but during Wednesday’s open workout, the sun’s rays showed no mercy on the Senators. Lemery had his playbook ready. “Typically, we have unlimited water and we let them take their helmets off whenever,” he said. “We double […]

  • Huntsville resident Theresia Hunter sifts through mountains of paperwork as she tries to recoup money lost from a car accident nearly a year ago.

    TAKING ACTION: Helping a woman recoup money lost from a car accident nearly a year ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On August 1, 2015, Theresia Hunter was leaving Warehouse Furniture on Jordan Lane in Huntsville. As she exited the parking lot to turn east onto Grizzard Road, she heard a loud noise. The sway bar on her vehicle was knocked loose. Hunter had to have it towed to a garage for repairs and rent a car in the meantime. About five weeks and $1,000 later, she got back on the road, but she continues to run on […]

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    Decatur Police searching for man considered armed & dangerous, wanted on multiple felony warrants

    DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur Police Department is searching for a man it considers “armed and dangerous.” Officials said Joshua Garner-Banks is wanted for multiple felony warrants for both the Decatur Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. The warrants include two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of marijuana possession in the first degree. The additional warrants in Morgan County were not included. If you know where Garner-Banks is or if you see him, you asked […]

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    For now, Saban says Cam Robinson & Hootie Jones will not face suspensions, despite recent arrests

    HOOVER, Ala. – It has not been a quiet off-season for Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. The May arrests of offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Lawrence “Hootie” Jones on drugs and weapons charges became prime fodder for the third day of SEC Media Days in Hoover. Saban was ready for the barrage of questions. “Now are we perfect,” he asked. “Are these guys perfect? I don’t know, but for those of you out there that have children, are […]


    ‘Every life is important’ – Alabama’s Nick Saban discusses how we need to grow as a country in the wake of national tragedies

    HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban called Baton Rouge home for five years when he coached at LSU. Within the last week, the city has been home to the shooting death of Alton Sterling and the protests that followed. The incident sparked a week of both rage and heartache throughout the nation. It has inspired many to speak up, including one of the most influential coaches in college football. “Every life is important,” he said. “It’s important to […]

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    Madison City Schools approves new rezoning plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison City Schools approved a new “unassigned” elementary school zone classification for undeveloped residential areas in the Madison City Schools district. Superintendent Dee Fowler presented the new plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The unassigned zoning will apply only to future residential growth areas, not existing homes. “We make them unassigned and as people move into those subdivisions, then we will determine where we have room and then we would move the children into those schools,” said Fowler. The action gives school officials […]


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