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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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    Funeral arrangements set for Tennessee Valley native killed in hit-and-run near Nashville

    MADISON, Ala. – Loved ones from Tennessee to the Tennessee Valley are mourning the loss of 29-year-old Elise Denton. She died Sunday in a fatal hit-and-run in Smyrna, Tennessee, a suburb southeast of Nashville. Police said she was driving her scooter when a pickup truck struck the back of it. She was thrown from the scooter and hit by another vehicle. The driver of the truck reportedly left the scene. Visitation is set for July 16 from 1-3 p.m. at […]


    SEC Commissioner comments on student athletes, social issues in wake of national events

    HOOVER, Ala. – While folks in the south collectively, and perhaps, desperately, return their focus to football with the start of SEC Media Days, Commissioner Greg Sankey still took the time to comment on the recent national events. “Our sharing in the sorrow at the loss of life that’s been such a focus over the last week,” he said. “That’s done with the understanding that sports play a unifying role in society, but beyond that, the opportunity, the effort to […]


    Auburn’s Montravius Adams celebrates his mom’s birthday at SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. – Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams almost didn’t wear orange and blue. The five-star high school standout grew up in Vienna, Georgia, attending Dooly County High School. His mother, Debbie Young, loved their recruiting visit to the University of Georgia. “Really, the reason I play this game, is for my mother,” said Adams. “I love my mother to death.” Instead, Young, a single mother, told her son to choose the school that made him feel the most comfortable. For […]


    Huntsville Police Department graduates 21 new officers in bittersweet ceremony

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Department swore in 21 new officers on Friday in a ceremony at the Randolph School. The graduates of the 55th class were selected from a pool of 1,000 applicants and trained for five months to earn their badges. The mood at the ceremony was certainly conflicted as the magnitude of the week’s events weighed heavily on those in attendance. “We have a country that has yet to be healed,” said Chief Mark McMurray. “Dallas is […]

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    Longtime civil rights pioneer Dr. Sonnie Hereford dies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Dr. Sonnie Hereford III, a longtime civil rights pioneer in north Alabama, has died. He died Thursday morning at Huntsville Hospital after battling colon cancer. Hereford, 85, holds a special place in Huntsville’s history.  In 1963, his son Sonnie Hereford IV became the first of four black students to attend a white public school in Alabama. “I’m hoping that one day in my city that we’re not going to see any racial distinction or any class distinctions,” […]

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    STOP! New state law could make it easier to catch drivers passing stopped school buses

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The most dangerous part of a school bus rid is when the bus stops to load or unload students, but the Alabama School Bus Safety Act is aiming to change that. It took effect July 1, just in time for school districts to discuss it before the next school and fiscal year. The law is similar to one passed in 2014, which allowed school systems to equip their buses with automated traffic cameras. The 2016 version of […]

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    Huntsville residents notice excessive illegal fireworks within city limits this year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The skies above the Blossomwood neighborhood in Huntsville were quiet Tuesday afternoon. For many of the residents there, it was a welcomed change from the last couple days. John Price said he heard an abnormally large amount of illegal fireworks within city limits this weekend. “I don’t think I’m alone on that part,” he said. The excessive explosives hit close to home, too. Not only did they upset Price’s dogs, but one of his sons is a combat veteran. He […]

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    United Way of Madison County needs some financial help, Commission debates

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The United Way of Madison County requested some funding help from the Madison County Commission on Wednesday. The non-profit’s President and CEO Clay Vandiver addressed the commission asking for $17,500, which breaks down to less than $3,000 per district. “We need some help,” he told the commissioners. The money would be used to repave the parking lot at United Way’s offices on Andrew Jackson Way in Huntsville. Vandiver said the non-profit has roughly three months of […]

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    Madison County Commission approves SRO funding, but more officers still needed

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Commission approved funding for nine school resource officers for the Madison County School System on Wednesday. The agreement will provide SROs for the 2016-2017 school year through the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and its discretionary funds. The staffing is up one from last year’s eight SROs for the district’s 29 schools, but it still leaves New Hope High School as the only high school in the system without a permanent officer. “The big thing […]

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    Tennessee Valley reflects on the life, legacy of Coach Pat Summitt

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The college basketball community continues to mourn the loss of longtime Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt. She died Tuesday at 64-years-old after battling early-onset dementia, Alzeheimer’s type. Those connected to the sport across the country are also reflecting on the life and legacy of the Hall of Fame Coach, including those in the Tennessee Valley. Jasmine Jones Former Bob Jones standout Jasmine Jones is part of Summitt’s last recruiting class at Tennessee. She signed on […]

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    Coach Pat Summitt’s battle with Alzheimer’s inspires many to fight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Five years have passed since longtime Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt first announced that she was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, but there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the disease. “The word dementia is an umbrella term,” said Brandi Medina with the Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She said roughly 70 percent of those diagnosed with dementia have Alzheimer’s. “If you found out someone had cancer, one of your first questions […]

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    Prime Limestone County farmland auctioned off for nearly $5 million

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Roughly 280 acres of Limestone County farmland were auctioned off to two different bidders for almost $5 million on Thursday. The sales are expected to impact property values in the area. “Everybody’s property values are at stake here and I think everybody’s property values got a boost today, I really do,” said National Auction Group President William Bone. Nearly 100 people packed a conference room at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at the Huntsville […]


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