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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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    East Limestone baseball player and his grandmother touch ’em all

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – East Limestone senior right fielder Easton Reece has been playing baseball since he could first hold a bat. The sport fuels his family and they always fill the stands. “My granddad really loves baseball and Ma always comes with him to watch all the games,” said Easton. Ermogene Laxson, better known as “Ma,” has 15 grandchildren. Easton is the youngest. In his final season in an Indians uniform, Ma had yet to see a game, […]

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    Limestone County Judge sets trial date for Madison Police Officer charged with assault

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A trial date has been set in the Limestone County District Court for Madison Police Officer Eric Parker. Parker’s attorney, Robert Tuten, along with assistant attorney general William Lisenby, Jr., who is representing the state, met with newly appointed District Judge Doug Patterson Wednesday morning. Parker was not present. The bench trial is scheduled to begin on June 8. The following day, June 9, has also been reserved for the case, which is unusual for this charge. […]

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    Workday surprise leaves employee sporting a smile for miles

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – For most, meetings are rarely the highlight of your day, but one at the Daikin plant in Decatur took an unexpected turn on Tuesday. Around 10:30 a.m., dozens of employees gathered in the lobby while Kerri Bracken sat in a conference room. Bracken has worked for the company for more than two decades and on this day, Daikin helped with the surprise of a lifetime. As she entered the lobby following the meeting, Bracken cautiously looked […]

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    Huntsville native Michelda Johnson becomes third candidate to enter District 1 city council race

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Michelda Johnson sat on her grandmother’s front porch in north Huntsville, Tuesday, looking out at the neighborhood where she grew up. She says her home district is falling behind. “It’s just time for new leadership and for the community to grow,” said Johnson. “It’s great to have a vision, but that vision also requires the power of execution.” Johnson officially announced her campaign to become Huntsville City Council’s District 1 representative on Tuesday. She joins Devyn Keith, who announced […]

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    Taking Action: Preventing electric shock drowning

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Priceville community continues to mourn the loss of a teen who drowned at Smith Lake on Saturday. Carmen Elizabeth Johnson, 15, drowned while swimming off a dock at a residence near Double Springs in Winston County. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marin Patrol Division continues to investigate the incident, but family members say Johnson had been electrocuted in the water while swimming near a boat dock. For many, warmer weather is synonymous with water-related fun, but […]


    Toyota donates 45 engines to local schools’ automotive programs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing is helping Tennessee Valley students accelerate their educations. Thursday, the Huntsville company announced its donation of 45 V-6 engines to seven schools in six north Alabama counties. “These are very high-tech engines built in a high-tech plant,” said President Jim Bolte. “I think, the more we can get students interested in advanced manufacturing and some of the new technologies that are coming out, in terms of emissions and fuel economy and different things, they’re going […]

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    Happening Tonight: City Council to vote on proposed Huntsville Utilities rate hike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Council members will vote Thursday on two proposed rate increases for Huntsville Utilities customers. The company has requested a $2.50 increase on the fixed monthly availability charges for all customers, beginning in May 2016. A separate increase of $1.59 would be charged to small commercial users. This increase is expected to bring in more than $4.9 million to Huntsville Utilities. The second phase of the rate hike would be introduced in October 2016. It would […]

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    From the 256 to the NFL: Reggie Ragland opens up about his incredible journey from the Patriots to the Pros

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – From becoming one of the first in Bob Jones football history to see significant playing time as a freshman to becoming just the third Alabama football player to earn unanimous All-American notice, it is clear, wherever Reggie Ragland goes, he leaves an indelible mark. The linebacker’s next destination is Chicago for the 2016 NFL draft, which runs April 28-April 30. Ragland is projected to go mid-to-late in the first round. While on a return trip to Huntsville for […]


    Havoc Center John Lidgett named to SPHL All-Rookie Team

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WHNT) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Wednesday announced its 2015-2016 All-Rookie Team as selected by a vote of SPHL coaches, general managers and media representatives. F – John Lidgett, Huntsville Havoc F – Joseph Manno, Fayetteville FireAntz F – Zac Frischmon, Louisiana IceGators D – Corey Hale, Knoxville Ice Bears D – Mike Krieg, Pensacola Ice Flyers G – Brandon Jaeger, Columbus Cottonmouths John Lidgett of the Huntsville Havoc finished second among all SPHL players in shorthanded […]

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    AHSAA approves enrollment participation opportunities for non-traditional students

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Central Board of Control and AHSAA Legislative Council approved Tuesday a bylaw that will grant athletic eligibility for non-traditional students.  Non-traditional students include students who are home school students, virtual school students or students attending a charter school. The action was one of eight proposals passed at the Spring meeting of the Central Board of Control and of the Legislative Council. The bylaw ratifies athletic eligibility for non-traditional students and will […]


    Alabama hires John Pelphrey as associate head coach

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama has hired former Arkansas head coach John Pelphrey as associate head coach. Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced the hiring on Wednesday. Pelphrey was head coach at South Alabama from 2002-07 before spending four years leading the Razorbacks program. He also had two stints as a Florida assistant, including from 2011-15. Pelphrey worked as an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network last season. The former Kentucky player was inducted into the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame […]

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    IRS releases 2016 ‘Dirty Dozen’ warning about tax season scams

    WASHINGTON D.C. (WHNT) – The Internal Revenue Service has compiled a list called the “Dirty Dozen” to protect taxpayers from being scammed this tax season. Many of these con games peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns or hire someone to do so. Taxpayers need to guard against any ploys to steal their personal information, scam them out of money or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes. Here is the list of this year’s top tax […]


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