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Christine joined the WHNT News 19 team in July 2016 as our Interactive Content Reporter/Producer. She works to keep you in the loop and entertained on the web and on the air. She is an American-Canadian who loves lip balm, kickboxing, Indiana Jones, and lake life.

After spending four years at The Loveliest Village On The Plains, Christine began her post-grad career as a freelance news and production assistant for CNN in Atlanta. She has written and produced international and domestic stories, including a report on an archaeology project in the Ur region of Iraq and a feature piece on an Atlanta-based acupuncturist.

Christine was raised an Army brat and thrives in an ever-changing environment. Her interest in broadcast news stems from a combined passion for the performing arts and genuine conversation.

Favorite quote:
“Somebody kind, who touches your mind, will suddenly touch your heart.” -The Sound of Music

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    UPDATE: First Little Steps daycare announces closing after start of investigation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Update: DHR has concluded their investigation and we have determined that nothing criminal occurred and no charges will be filed. HPD says, the case has now been turned over to the District Attorney’s Office.  They are responsible for monitoring all day cares in Madison County to ensure they are in compliance with state day care laws. __________ A Huntsville daycare announced it will close its doors Friday morning after allegations that spurred an investigation. According to AL.com, a former […]

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    Unwashed hands and cross-contamination in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Cork & Crust Pizzeria     Score of: 93 12120 County Line Rd., Madison Violations: Damaged kitchen utensils: Plastic bins and lids Fryer baskets Pizza paddles   Taco Bell     Score of: 82 2136 6th Ave., Decatur Violations: Broken plastic food bins in use and ready to use Non-operational hand sink   Francesco’s Italian Restaurant     Score of: 73 2613 6th Ave., Decatur Violations: Employees not washing their hands in-between tasks Not protecting food and utensils from cross contamination […]

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    Rev. Al Sharpton will be a special guest at Oakwood University Church

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Rev. Al Sharpton, popular activist and radio/TV show host, will be a special guest at Oakwood University Church on Saturday, January 28 as part of a Black History Month celebration. Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, Senior Pastor of the Oakwood University Church, will present a challenging message emphasizing unity through diversity, coupled with a special response from Rev. Al Sharpton. Oakwood University Church is located at 5500 Adventist Blvd. in Huntsville. The service will be at 11 a.m.

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    Happening in Huntsville for the first year: The Von Brewski Beer Festival!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsvillians, we think we’ve found your new favorite annual party. Coming to you this Saturday for the first time ever is the Von Braun Center’s Von Brewski Beer Festival! Over 50 breweries, representing states from around the nation, will be sampling over 140 craft beers. The featured beer list is below: A local Huntsville band, 45 Surprise, will be playing at the event, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. And for those who want to hang […]

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    Vacant mobile home is found ablaze, cause not yet determined

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Madison County authorities are looking into the cause of an early morning mobile home fire. This is what firefighters saw when they pulled up to a mobile home in the 500 block of Darwin Road just after 2 a.m. this morning. The entire home was ablaze. Crews quickly determined the home had been vacant for a long time. There was no power routed to the home. Firefighters said they are going to let the home burn […]

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    First ever ‘Paddle the Canal’ is coming to Downtown Huntsville!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The year 2016 brought a lot of innovation and culture to Downtown Huntsville, but that doesn’t mean 2017 will be taking a break. Downtown Huntsville Inc. just announced an exciting new event, Paddle the Canal, that will be held in the heart of the city this coming April. The organization holds similar events in the form of community walks and runs throughout downtown and along the Big Spring Park canal. The canal was built in 1821 to […]

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    From Arizona to Alabama, Greg Byrne to be named Alabama’s new athletics director

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Greg Byrne, current Vice President of Athletics at the University of Arizona, will become the new athletic director at the University of Alabama starting March 1, 2017 (pending the approval of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees). The 45-year-old native of Idaho has been at Arizona for six years. During his tenure at Arizona he has influenced change on new fundraising initiatives, member expansion for the Wildcat Club, and athletic facility upgrades. Prior to working at […]

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    Police searching for shooter in southwest Huntsville, one victim in critical condition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police responded to an active shooting call at the Garden Cove apartment complex at the 3100 block of Clopton Street in southwest Huntsville. The call was received early Monday morning after approximately four shots were heard, according to police. HEMSI paramedics transported a man with at least one gunshot wound to the hospital. Authorities said the victim is in critical condition. Police are aggressively looking for the shooter in this case, witnesses said the suspect may have fled the […]

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    Messy manicures and soapless sinks in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Singing River Bar & Grill     Score of: 86 4900 hatch Blvd, Sheffield Violations: — No soap or drying devices at several sinks– 10 day notice given — Reach in cooler holding cheese and dairy at hazardous temperatures– 3 days notice given   Little Caesar’s Pizza     Score of: 85 13655 Hwy 43, Russellville Violations: — Chemical safety test strips not present or being used — Employees wearing fake nails and chipping nail polish   E-Z Mart   […]

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    Viral Parody Mom, Keshia Gardner, has a heart for foster care

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — You may recognize Keshia Gardner from her viral social media posts over the past year. Her knack for parodies is what has landed her in the spotlight. When we met Gardner a few months ago we were surprised to learn that the famous back to school picture that began her fandom means a little more than what meets the eye. “We’ve been a foster family for almost ten years and they said which ones are foster children. […]

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    Flies, drainage, and raw meat in this week’s Restaurant Ratings

    Hardee’s # 5749     Score of: 88 104 Green Cove Road, Huntsville Violations: Presence of flies throughout storage room and by kitchen sink Possible drainage problems   El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant 1836 Winchester Rd., Huntsville     Score of: 88 Violations: Food items being held at hazardous temperatures (Cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, lettuce) Violation was not corrected Intent to suspend has been issued   FloBama     Score of: 84 311 North Court Street, Florence Violations: No hot water at kitchen […]

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    Police: Shooting investigation at Blue Spring Rd. and Mastin Lake Rd., intersection is closed, one victim dead

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police are responding to a shooting investigation at the intersection of Blue Spring Rd. and Mastin Lake Rd. in northwest Huntsville. The call came to police with reports of a car accident carrying a person with a gunshot wound. Huntsville Police Officer Lt. Stacy Bates said this investigation may be related to a call that came in about the same time reporting shots fired in the area of 4600 Blue Haven Dr. Blue Spring Road is blocked […]