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
  • Train Driver Charged with 79 Counts of Homicide

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain (CNN) — The 79 passengers who perished in last week’s train crash in Spain will be memorialized together Monday night at a cathedral not far from where they were killed. They came from near and far — Europe, Latin America, the United States — and had almost reached their destination of Ferrol on the northwestern coast when the train careened around a curve and derailed, hurling carriages into a concrete bridge support structure. Five days have […]

  • Meth Labs Found in Morgan County Home

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies discover multiple meth labs in a home. A child was living there. Sheriff Ana Franklin says a 12-year-old had to be decontaminated along with her parents. At about 9:30 Wednesday night, deputies served a warrant at 61 St. John Road in Joppa. Before they could even get to the home, they could smell what they thought was a meth lab. Morgan County Drug Task Force agents arrived and found two working […]

  • Burglary Suspects Found

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County deputies may be one step closer to ending a string of burglaries. At about 3 a.m. Thursday, Mapco on the corner of Jeff and Capshaw Roads was burglarized. The front door was smashed in. Deputies responding saw a white four-door pickup truck matching the description of the vehicle wanted in a string of burglaries in the last week. Deputies followed the truck all the way to Winchester and Blue Spring Roads. The driver […]

  • Man Killed in Huntsville Street Fight, 2 Charged

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say two men are now charged with murder following a street fight Thursday that took a man’s life. Jamie Harris King and Thomas Wade Martin are both in custody. The fight happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police were called to the 2400 block of Sheppard Drive, just north of Medaris Road. Joseph Michael Atkinson was lying in the street, and wasn’t breathing. He was taken to Huntsville Hospital’s trauma unit, where he died a […]

  • Motorcyclist Dies in Wreck

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – One man is dead following a single-vehicle motorcycle wreck. State troopers say it happened at about 8:10 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 335 on Highway 31, three miles north of Vinemont. 24-year-old Coty Goodwin of Hanceville died from his injuries. He was wearing a helmet. State troopers are working to determine the cause of this wreck.

  • EXCLUSIVE Video: Suspected Child Rapist Caught in Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One day after being put on Tennessee’s Most Wanted List, a suspected child rapist is waking up behind bars in Huntsville. At about 1:30 a.m. Friday, patrons leaving the Voodoo Lounge recognized 24-year-old Anthony Dean Blackwell and called police. Several officers rushed to the area. They found Blackwell near the fountain at Big Spring Park and arrested him without incident. The details of this case are very disturbing. The TBI and Pulaski Police say Blackwell was […]

  • Motorcyclist Recovering After Wreck in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A motorcyclist is recovering after colliding with a van late Thursday night in Decatur. It happened just before midnight at the intersection of Stratford Road and County Club Road. Police say Monty Dodson, 35, of Trinity was driving a 1994 Harley Davidson northbound on Country Club Road, and the van was traveling east on Stratford. The motorcycle flew about 200 feet before landing on the side of the road.  Dodson was taken to Huntsville Hospital, where […]

  • Flood Waters More Than a Foot Deep

    MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – North Alabama wasn’t the only area to see heavy rain Wednesday night. Marion County, Tennessee was hit hard. In a matter of 15 minutes, residents say it went from standing water to a flash flood with more than a foot of rushing water, mud and rocks. Water rushed off the mountains surrounding the small town. Water converged on the city’s main business area on Cedar Avenue. Owners of Stevarino’s were cleaning up mud left in […]

  • UPDATE: Arrests Made After Three Robbers Hold Family at Gunpoint in Madison Co.

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for three men in connection with a home invasion. It happened at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 100-block of Deer Creek Trail, just south of Toney School Road. “One person has been arrested,” reported Madison County Sheriff’s Investigator Brent Patterson Tuesday afternoon. “We do anticipate other charges being filed later on other individuals.” There were 2 adults and 4 juveniles in the home at the time of the […]

  • Huntsville Police Investigate Deadly Cutting On Patton Rd.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police are investigating a deadly cutting. It happened at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in the 4200 block of Patton Road, just south of Drake Avenue. Police received a phone call from a man who said he thought he had killed someone. When police and HEMSI paramedics arrived at Seville Apartments, they found a person had been stabbed. Medics were unable to help the person. A man has been taken in for questioning.

  • Road Closures Across the Tennessee Valley

    Quite a few roads across the Tennessee Valley have water on them, but the water is receding. More roads have flooded since Thursday evening. Madison County: Monroe Road Mill Road between County Line and Balch Roads Palmer Road between Palmer and Tribble Roads Old Railroad Bed Road from Baites Road to Herbert Clark Road Decatur: Highway 67 between Stratford and Country Club Roads Highway 36 at Danville Road

  • Pope John Paul II to be Declared a Saint

    (CNN) – The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday. Pope Francis signed the decree Friday morning, the Vatican said. John Paul was pope from 1978 until his death in 2005, and was essentially the first rock star pontiff – drawing vast crowds as he criss-crossed the globe. At his funeral, thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square chanted “Santo Subito” — Sainthood Now! The Polish-born pope was fast-tracked […]