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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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    Taking Action: How to safely shop online on Cyber Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Every year more and more people choose to avoid the hoards of holiday shoppers and buy online. With Cyber Monday set for December 1, 2014, cyber criminals are also gearing up for the Christmas rush. According to Enigma Software Group, on the three days surrounding Cyber Monday 2013, malware infections spiked more than seven percent in Huntsville and 40 percent nationally. Experts say you can expect the same this year. “Malware authors are really trying to […]

  • Alabama fans help Auburn fan attend first game at Jordan-Hare Stadium

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – With intense focus and determination, 19-year-old Rynn Rodgers grasps a foam ball with his right hand and releases it into a plastic bin. A seemingly simple task, until you learn that Rynn lost all use of the right side of his body just three years ago. In the spring of 2010, while playing running back for Skyline High School’s football team, Rynn developed a brain bleed after a helmet-to-helmet hit. A year later he had surgery […]

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    Madison City Council snuffs out e-cigarette use in city buildings and facilities

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City Council unanimously voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all city-owned buildings Monday. The move comes as the smoking alternative’s popularity continues to grow. The Center for Disease Control reports that e-cigarette use has nearly doubled in the last year. “That’s the latest and greatest,” said council member Ronica Ondocsin, “lots of people are using them and nationwide, most businesses are treating them like regular cigarettes and that’s the policy that we’re adopting.” […]

  • Questions surround the future of ‘tiny homes’ for the homeless in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The volunteers spearheading the ‘tiny homes’ for the homeless effort went before Huntsville City Council Thursday night. Foundations for Tomorrow founder Nicky Beale, as well as UAHuntsville’s Phi Kappa Psi president Taylor Reed pleaded with city leaders to allow their project to materialize. “We are going to continue to build them and it will be up to you guys whether we can allow the homeless to live in them or not,” said Beale. Their initial goal […]

  • First ‘tiny home’ nearly complete for Huntsville’s homeless

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In June, Foundations for Tomorrow founder Nicky Beale first developed a proposal to bring tiny homes to Huntsville. The idea was sparked by her love of the concept and the closure of Tent City.  “The first outline that I wrote on the project was June 15th,” said Beale, “so it’s been five months and four days and now I’m building a tiny home.” With the help of UA Huntsville’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and Huntsville’s homeless advocates, the volunteers […]

  • North Alabama Spay-Neuter Clinic aims to reopen in January 2015

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Board members for the North Alabama Spay-Neuter Clinic are working like dogs to reopen its doors. The clinic was forced to close in May after the departure of veterinarian Joy Baird. She left after trouble surrounded another low-cost spay-neuter clinic in Birmingham. The Alabama State Board of Veterinary Examiners claimed that the Irondale clinic tried to expand to a full service vet hospital. To combat the controversy, once a new vet is hired, Huntsville’s clinic will […]

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    WATCH: GoPro video of Paracommandos landing in Bryant-Denny Stadium for jump choreographed by Huntsville native

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – If you were in Tuscaloosa Saturday just before the start of the Alabama-Mississippi State game, you saw something pretty breathtaking. USSOCOM’s Parachute Demonstration Team performed its first ever jump at Bryant-Denny Stadium from more than one thousand feet up.  They hit their mark perfectly, landing at the center of the field. But… how about seeing the skydive from the other perspective? One of the guys wore a GoPro camera!  Watch the YouTube video above. Around 1:55, you can hear the roar […]

  • Senior community honors veterans

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One local retirement community took time Tuesday to recognize its more than 60 senior veterans. Magnolia Trace, located in south Huntsville, held a Veteran’s Day ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Not only did it honor its residents who served, but it also welcomed those still serving. Magnolia Trace resident and naval veteran Larry Grimes says today’s veterans has sacrificed so much more than his generation to fight for our country. “These veterans, some of them are abandoned, some of them […]

  • Community action group continues to protest Madison County School Board

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The group Accountability for Madison County Schools continued its efforts Thursday of protesting the school board’s handling of the Sparkman Middle School rape case. Members held a peaceful protest across the street from the central office, similar to their protest in October. Some of the members of the group were also looking to take their efforts a step further by addressing board members at the meeting. They wanted to present to the board their petition of more than […]

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    UPDATE: Madison Police say 1 in custody in connection to homicide at Madison apartment complex

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police say one person is in custody in connection to a man’s death at Mountain Lodge Apartments located at 365 Shelton Road. Police Chief Larry Muncey said 42-year-old Arun Noble of Athens was shot around 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. He died at the scene after he was shot multiple times. “I was putting my kids in the car,” said Mountain Lodge resident Nicole Wages. “That’s when I found the young gentleman on the other side of […]

  • Restored Vietnam War helicopter in spotlight on Veteran’s Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – All over the Tennessee Valley, folks took time Tuesday to recognize those who served our country. Another key player in our nation’s history got some time in the spotlight though, thanks to the hard work of some Vietnam veterans. The Widow Maker, Buccaneer-3 helicopter used from 1968 to 1972 in the Vietnam War, spends the month of November making its rounds to various Veterans Day events. Tuesday it was on display for the public in front of the […]

  • Madison City Council approves Highway 72 expansion costs, County Line Road improvements

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Madison City Council unanimously approved two major Alabama Department of Transportation improvement projects for both Highway 72 and County Line Road Monday. The move comes after council members raised concerns over the city’s projected costs for the widening of Highway 72. Following a closed-door meeting with ALDOT leaders, city leaders agreed to pay five percent of the project’s costs. “The City of Madison has 28 percent of Highway 72,” said Mayor Troy Trulock, “the prices started going […]


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