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Laura joined WHNT News 19 in November 2011. In Fall 2012, she started working as a producer for WHNT News 19 This Morning.

Laura earned a B.A. in Journalism from Auburn University in 2011. During her time in Auburn, she worked as Editor, Managing Editor and Assistant News Editor at the campus newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman. She was awarded First Place for Web Special Project by the Alabama Press Association for work she did during her internship with the Madison County Record newspaper.

In her free time, Laura enjoys cooking, watching Auburn football and spending time with her husband and two dogs, Mila and Martini.


Recent Articles
  • Update: Cullman Police Identify Men Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have identified the two men who died in an apparent murder-suicide. It happened just after 8:00 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of 3rd Street SW, which is about a block from West Elementary School in Cullman.  Police say David Eugene Abney, 42, of Cullman was found shot to death in the front yard of the home.  The man suspected of shooting him was Terry Glen Bailey, 54, of Cullman. “They had been friends at […]

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    Church Bell Tower Catches Fire

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County volunteer firefighters worked into the early morning Thursday putting out a church fire. It happened at the Locus Grove Baptist Church on County Lake Road in New Market. Just after midnight, smoke was coming from the old sanctuary’s bell tower. Fire crews say the fire was contained to the front part of the building when they arrived. The Madison County Fire Marshal says lightning struck a tree next to the sanctuary last Saturday. […]

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    Armed Robbery at Huntsville Gas Station

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police are investigating a robbery to a convenience store. It happened at the Valero Gas Station on the corner of Blue Spring and Winchester Roads. The clerk said at about 11:45 Wednesday night, two men came in and pointed their guns at the clerk, demanding money from the register. One robber fired a shot in the store. Police are looking for two heavy-set males. One was wearing a red shirt and black pants, the other […]

  • Truck Slams into Huntsville Tobacco Store

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police are investigating a wreck that sent one truck into a building. At about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, police got a call about a truck leaving the road and hitting Discount Tobacco. The store’s located just south of Logan Drive on south Memorial Parkway. Huntsville fire and HEMSI responded with police. The driver says he fell asleep and veered off the road, losing control of his truck. The truck hit a light pole, then went into […]

  • Home Destroyed in Overnight Fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire at a home in north Huntsville. The home is on Calvary Street, just north of University Drive. Passersby on Pulaski Pike saw flames shooting from the home. They called 911 at about 2:30 a.m. When fire crews arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. They called in extra firemen to help put out the fire. The home is a total loss. The flames were so […]

  • Truck Leads Huntsville Police on 25mph Chase

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A suspected drunk driver leads police on a 45-minute chase. It started as a traffic stop near Drake Avenue and Patton Road. The driver refused to pull over, and police began a 25 mile per hour chase. Police followed the truck east on Drake Avenue to Leeman Ferry Road, then down to Joe Davis Stadium. Several Huntsville police officers deployed stop sticks that punctured the tires, but that didn’t stop the driver. The chase finally ended […]

  • Shots Fired at Huntsville Apartment Complex

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Several residents of a south Huntsville apartment complex had to take cover from bullets. It happened at Renaissance Apartments on south Memorial Parkway. At about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, people in four apartment units heard bullets shattering glass and sheet rock. By the time police arrived, the shooter was gone. Residents say they heard about 10 shots. It’s not clear who the shooter was aiming for. No one was injured. Residents say police do believe they know […]

  • Gunman and Hostage Dead in Louisiana

    ST. JOSEPH, La. (WHNT) – A hostage situation at a bank in Louisiana has come to an end. The attacker held hostages at gunpoint and shot them as authorities moved in to end the situation. The hostage situation lasted for 12 hours. Authorities say the gunman had no intention of robbing the bank. Instead, he was trying to make a statement. The suspect is identified as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed. Authorities describe him as a schizophrenic. He released one woman […]

  • Sinkhole Swallows Part of Florida Resort

    CLERMONT, Fla. (CBS) – A sinkhole caused a section of a central Florida resort villa to partially collapse early Monday, while another section of the villa was sinking, authorities said. About 30 percent of the three-story structure collapsed around 3 a.m. Monday, Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said. The villa at the Summer Bay Resort had already been evacuated and no injuries were reported. Cuellar said authorities were also concerned about another section of the villa, which […]

  • Crash Shuts Down Portion of Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police shut down part of Memorial Parkway early Monday morning. The wreck happened just before midnight Sunday. Police say an 18-wheeler and a Subaru collided just north of I-565 on Memorial Parkway. The Subaru was flipped on its side blocking the Parkway. Huntsville Fire and HEMSI Paramedics responded. Both drivers were taken to Huntsville Hospital with minor injuries. The Parkway was reopened within a half hour. It is not clear why the two vehicles collided.

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    Wreck Shuts Down Decatur Intersection

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A busy intersection was shut down overnight as Decatur police investigated a wreck. It happened at the intersection of Cedar Street and Spring Avenue SW. Police say a car was driving east on Cedar Street just before 10 p.m. Wednesday when it ran the stop sign and plowed into a pickup truck. The car went through two yards, hitting a parked car in a driveway and pushing that car into a house. The driver was taken […]

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    Blood Needed: Red Cross to Hold Drive Tuesday at Madison Co. Courthouse

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive today. The organization says it is in desperate need of all blood types. You can donate at the Red Cross Blood Mobile from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the west side of the Madison County Courthouse. If you can’t make it, drop by the American Red Cross at 1101 Washington Street NW.  Or, call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment to give blood.  Or, visit redcrossblood.org.

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