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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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    11th Circuit denies Alabama’s request for stay on same-sex marriage ruling; AG Strange appeals to Supreme Court

    (WHNT/AP) – The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the state Attorney General’s request for a stay on a judge’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Alabama.  This essentially clears the way for same-sex marriage to begin next week. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade put a stay on her decision until February 9, allowing Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange time to appeal.  Alabama had asked to keep the stay in place until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue […]

  • Madison Mayor Troy Trulock delivers “State of the City” for 2015

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Mayor Troy Trulock delivered his annual “State of the City” address at the Davidson Center Friday night. The mayor took the stage and gave attendees a look back at the accomplishments of 2014. It was clear from his speech that Madison continues to earn its title as one of the fastest growing cities in the state. “The first thing we’ve seen in 2014 is significant growth in home and subdivision development throughout the city of Madison.” More than […]

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    Hartselle Police investigating string of 13 burglaries in four days

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Hartselle Police Department continues to investigate a string of 13 burglaries in a four-day span. Four of those burglaries happened at local churches, three at local businesses and six were vehicle break-ins. “It rubs people the wrong way when a church gets burglarized or vandalized that just really sits wrong with a lot of people,” said Lt. Justin Barley. “We really just want to make people aware that it has spiked because that is a lot […]

  • Jemison High, McNair Junior High construction to start

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville City Schools officials took the next steps to help Jemison High School and McNair Junior High School open their doors. The school board unanimously approved a $60.5 million contract with Bailey Harris Construction to build the new facilities. “It’s a new beginning for District 1 and the kids are elated,” said Laurie McCaulley, school board president. “I told them ‘every bit of this is for you.'” The contract came one day after the board filed […]

  • Taking Action: The Importance of Renter’s Insurance

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Earlier this month, Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded to more than a dozen structure fires in a two-week period. Many of the victims of those fires didn’t have renter’s insurance. “Honestly, most folks forget it about,” said Bo Cochran. Cochran has worked in insurance for nearly a decade and currently owns Bo Cochran Agency, LLC in Huntsville. He said some landlords in the Huntsville area require proof of renter’s insurance before signing a lease, but many don’t. […]

  • Birmingham strip club owners reapply for liquor license for proposed Triana club

    TRIANA, Ala. (WHNT) – Eight months after the Triana town council denied a liquor license to Birmingham-based strip club owners, the town is going through the same paces. Brothers Graham and Gregory Jackson, who own “The Furnace,” a multi-million dollar “gentlemen’s club” in downtown Birmingham, want to open a strip club on more than seven acres of land along Wall Triana Highway, directly across from a residential subdivision in Triana. The owners applied for a liquor license for their proposed […]

  • Candlelight vigil held for teenage shooting victim

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Armed with candles, signs, balloons and love, more than 50 people marched down Bridge Road Friday night. “We love Larry! We love Larry,” the group shouted. The mourners gathered at the intersection of Bridge Road and Mountain Park Circle and held an emotional candlelight vigil for a young life taken far too soon. It was at that location on December 30th that 16-year-old Larry Flaccamio was shot and killed. Huntsville Police continue to investigate this shooting, […]

  • New capital plan sparks debate from Madison County Board of Education

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A new high school in Monrovia continues to be a contentious issue for the Madison County Board of Education and new superintendent Matt Massey. Massey laid out his new five-year capital plan for the district Thursday night. He first shared his proposal for no new school with board at last month’s meeting. Instead of the board’s initial discussed plan of building new Monrovia High, Massey’s plans include $23 million worth of renovations to Sparkman High School. […]

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    Kennametal plant in Grant to close in September

    GRANT, Ala. (WHNT) — Officials confirm the Kennametal plant in Grant will close later this year. The announcement was made to employees Wednesday morning. Randy Ray is one of the roughly 93 employees at the Grant facility. He has worked there for four years and learned of the shutdown in a special meeting. “It’s just a sign of what’s happening with big business these days in my opinion and there’s nothing else we can do, but just try to fight through […]

  • Consultants hired to help oversee Madison recreation campus development

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The team to help build a highly desired recreation campus, equipped with an indoor pool and multiple basketball courts, in Madison is nearly complete. City council approved the hire of three different consulting firms to help with the development Monday. It also added $1.74 million to the city’s Capital Improvement Plan to help cover the initial costs of the facility. Nearly half of that money will pay for the consultants. With a $670,000 contract, Volkert, Inc. will […]

  • Huntsville Havoc, Alabama Chivers teaming up for charitable event to help ‘Remarkable Rylan’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Huntsville Havoc and the charity group Alabama Chivers are teaming up to help an Alabama family battling an incurable disease. Proceeds from ticket sales for the Havoc’s January 23rd home game, along with special T-shirt sales, will benefit Rylan Smith, a young girl diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. It is described as the symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and anxiety disorders all in one little girl. “Insurance doesn’t […]

  • Huntsville Fire & Rescue battles fire at apartment complex, 13 residents displaced

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to an apartment fire at the Imperial Garden Complex on North Memorial Parkway Wednesday. The fire started just after 4:30 pm and firefighters continued to battle the blaze well into the evening. Authorities continue to investigate what started the fire. Officials with Huntsville Fire and Rescue said one woman, who was bed-ridden in an adjacent apartment, was taken to the hospital. Everyone else inside the eight affected apartments got out safely, but not without emotional harm. “It […]


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