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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

    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 […]

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    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 […]


    Taking Action: A Huntsville home under fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Douglas Maxwell and his seven-year-old daughter were folding laundry one Sunday evening in the master bedroom of their home. The two just happened to step out of the room when two bullets came busting through the window. Both shattered the glass with one lodging itself in a sock drawer, the other grazing nearby patio door blinds. Panicked, his wife, Elizabeth, grabbed their daughter and their five-year-old son and ran to the family’s safe place, which is an […]

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    Charges dropped against Madison County teen shot by girlfriend’s father

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The state has dropped the charges against a Madison County teen who was shot by his girlfriend’s father. Jaizon Collins faced second-degree rape charges. Court record show that state opted to not move forward with case on Monday. Collins was shot by Fitzgerald McQueen while hiding in his girlfriend’s bedroom in November of 2015. Collins turned 18-years-old that night, and because his girlfriend is more than two years younger than him, those charges were filed. […]

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    Donations come pouring in for Madison County family who lost 2 parents in 48 hours

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It is a story that is tugging at the heartstrings of people all over the globe. Six children losing two parents within 48 hours of each other. Jennifer Norsworthy, 40, died in her Harvest home from a blood clot. Her husband, Toby, died just two days later of a heart attack. He was 38-years-old. Six children are no left to live in a world without them. Their heartbreaking story has also gone viral. Buzzfeed, Huffington […]

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    Madison County outdoor warning sirens malfunction Saturday, sounding countywide

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency officials are addressing a malfunction that occurred over the weekend with its countywide outdoor warning siren system. As a wall cloud worked its way over Athens early Saturday evening, the National Weather Service in Huntsville issued a tornado warning for Limestone County, Lincoln County and the northwest corner of Madison County. Based on the polygon, only eight outdoor warning sirens should have sounded in Madison County, thanks to the EMA’s recent $750 thousand […]

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    Arraignment to take place Monday for Huntsville man charged with sex abuse of a child

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville man once accused of murdering and dismembering his girlfriend will now appear in a Marshall County courtroom Monday. An arraignment for William Lewis Payton is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Monday. He is charged with sex abuse of a child under 12 years old and first degree strong arm sodomy against a female victim. District Attorney Steve Marshall said Payton was indicted for the crime in 2014, but was not located until he was in custody in […]

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    Drones may soon take off with Huntsville Fire & Rescue

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When it comes to search and rescue efforts, the Huntsville Fire Department is hoping to soon take an aerial approach. The department is in the early stages of drone testing. For now, if rescuers need an eye in the sky, they have to rely on the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and its helicopters. If they are already in use or the weather is bad, they cannot be used. Drones, though, would put Huntsville Fire & Rescue […]

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    Parts of Madison County still slow to recover after April 27th tornadoes

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Rooftops line the north end of Old Eli Road in Toney, but empty lots still litter the south end. Much of the street was leveled by an EF-5 tornado on April 27, 2011. Five years later and not much has changed there. Concrete slabs continue to mark the lack of progress. “I would love to have my neighborhood looking as it did before,” said resident Eunice Bello in a 2014 interview. “Loving families with children […]


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