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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
  • Madison Fire & Rescue Chief Ralph Cobb announced his retirement on Monday. (Courtesy Photo)

    Madison Fire Chief announces retirement while still on administrative leave

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Fire & Rescue Chief Ralph Cobb announced Monday that he will retire from his position with the City of Madison effective October 1, 2016.  Cobb has served as the head of the fire department since 2000. Cobb was placed on administrative leave in April. He told WHNT News 19 at the time that the suspension stemmed from a class taught to younger firefighters. He said Madison officials were trying to determine if he practiced ‘age discrimination’ by not inviting older firefighters to […]

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    Town Madison begins work with new developer, master plan expected within next month

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A new developer has begun work on a nearly half-billion dollar mixed-use development in Madison. Urban planner Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company is slated to create the master plan for Town Madison. The 500-acre project is located between Zierdt Road and Wall Triana Highway south of Interstate 565. The Sembler Company was initially slated to help develop Town Madison, but once Breland Companies added 200 acres from the former Intergraph campus to the project, the two opted […]

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    Judge finds former Lawrence Co. animal services director guilty of animal cruelty

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A district judge found former Lawrence County animal services director Bobbie Taylor guilty of animal cruelty on Thursday. Taylor was charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty and one count of animal abuse. Judge Angela Terry sentenced Taylor to 30 days in the Lawrence County Jail, but the sentence is suspended pending her payment of restitution. The judge also fined Taylor $250 in crime victim compensation fees and $100 in bail bond fees. She appeared in a Lawrence […]


    City of Hartselle accused of violating man’s constitutional, civil rights

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Hartselle is accused of violating a man’s constitutional and civil rights – and that lawsuit is now in federal court. Cecil D. Dotson, 66, first filed the civil lawsuit on March 30 against the city of Hartselle, including the police department, records custodians and all other employees who “deprived the Plaintiff wrongfully of his personal freedom.” It stems from an arrest that occurred on March 15, 2015. In the 10-page complaint, Dotson is […]


    Impact of Research Park East Redevelopment Plan

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Big changes are coming for Research Park East. City leaders recently unveiled a new master plan for the area and a facelift for the Madison Square Mall site, known as MidCity Huntsville, is in the works. The long-term development for both plans focuses on aging and underutilized locations. Huntsville City officials said over the last five years, the area has experienced a seventy percent decrease in property value. “What we’re doing with MidCity is going to drastically enhance […]


    Cotton Row runner doesn’t let MS slow her down

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Debbie Erickson will be the first to tell you that she is not a runner. “I’m not a natural athlete at all,” she said. She is certainly a fighter, though. Debbie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, but she said her symptoms truly started in 2009. “This is an autoimmunity disease where my body has developed a special antibody that thinks my brain is a foreign matter that needs to be attacked,” she said. “It […]

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    9 Racers get ready to compete in 37th straight Cotton Row Run

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A group of streakers will be gathered at the starting line of the Cotton Row Run on Monday. No, not *that* kind of streaker, but nine runners who have competed in all 36 editions of the race. Monday will mark their thirty-seventh trip through the Cotton Row 10K course. “I just saw a newspaper article about it and I thought, ‘why not,'” said Charlie VanValkenburgh. “And for some reason just decided to keep doing it.” The first […]

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    Taking Action: Be mindful of electric shock drowning dangers this summer

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – With the warm, dry temperatures over the Memorial Day weekend, comes trips to lakes, rivers and pools for a swim. But throughout all of the fun, you also need to stay aware of potential safety hazards. The loved ones of Carmen Johnson have made it their mission to bring awareness to electric shock drowning (ESD). The 15-year-old Priceville High School student was swimming at Smith Lake last month when electrical current pulsed through the water causing […]

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    Remember me? How to handle those 90 degree temps this Memorial Day weekend

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The projected heat for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend is not record-setting, but it is the first time the Tennessee Valley will be seeing 90 degree temperatures since early October. But as folks clamor to get outside, you may need a refresher on how to keep your cool when drinking in this warm weather. In fact, let’s start there. “Drink lots of water,” said Dr. Sally Chu. She is a family medicine physician in the […]

  • Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski appeared in a Madison County courtroom on Tuesday regarding a lawsuit that focuses on teacher evaluations and open records requests. (Photo: Christine Killimayer, WHNT News 19)

    Huntsville City Schools Superintendent testifies in court regarding “Ineffective Teacher List”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski appeared in a Madison County courtroom on Tuesday to testify in a hearing regarding a lawsuit filed by the Huntsville Education Association. The lawsuit was filed in late April against Dr. Wardynski and the school board. It seeks to get answers to a controversial presentation that took place in December. According to the lawsuit, the board held a presentation for district principals titled “Guidance in Dealing with Teachers Who Are Not Effective.” […]

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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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