Christine Mitchell, WHNT

Christine Mitchell


Huntsville, AL, United States

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Past articles by Christine:

Athens police round up guns during investigation of Friday night shootings

ATHENS, Ala. – Police have rounded up multiple guns as they continue investigating two separate shootings that happened Friday night. Police have made an arrest in one of those shootings, which sent an innocent bystander to the hospital with a gunshot wound. That shooting took place on Vine Street around 5 p.m. The second shooting […] → Read More

Dentist’s offices following strict guidelines after reopening amid COVID-19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Alabama dentist’s offices were closed for seven weeks. They reopened May 1st, but a visit to the dentist these days looks a little different. Beitel Pediatric Dentistry in Huntsville is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Board of Dentistry. “When their guidelines came […] → Read More

Huntsville public transit resuming regular schedule May 11

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Fixed bus route and paratransit services will resume regular schedules beginning May 11. Services will operate Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In an effort to protect the public from COVID-19, Shuttle patrons will be asked to distance while riding the bus. Huntsville Transit will also provide masks for the […] → Read More

Monte Sano Arts Festival now accepting Visual Artist Applications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Visual Artist Applications are now open for the annual Monte Sano Arts Festival. The festival will be celebrating its 21st year on Saturday, September 12th, and Sunday, September 13th. More than 150 artists from around the United States meet on the mountain for a weekend of art, sampling local food trucks and […] → Read More

Greene Street Market reopens for 10th season in downtown Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Greene Street Market opens its 10th season on Thursday, May 7th, 2020. This market is a producer-only market and it features farmers, artisans, and vendors located from within 70 miles of downtown Huntsville. The Greene Street Market opens at 4:00 p.m. with some new rules due to follow CDC and ADPH […] → Read More

Cosmetology workers frustrated with extended closures

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Gov. Ivey’s new health order is effective Friday at 5 p.m. It allows some businesses to open at 50 percent capacity, but direct-contact work, like salons and barber shops, have been ordered to stay closed till May 15. This is frustrating for Bri Riley, who’s a single mom and usually works as […] → Read More

Man charged with murder in March shooting investigation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A man has been charged with murder in a March 27 shooting investigation. Two people died, and two others were injured in the shooting that happened outside a motorcycle club on Mastin Lake Road. Huntsville Police charged Albert Jameriz Vinson, 31, with 2 counts of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and shooting into […] → Read More

Chiropractic care deemed essential service during COVID-19 outbreak

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Essential healthcare looks different to a lot of people. For some, a routine visit to the chiropractor is a necessary part of a healthy life. Chiropractic care was deemed an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak restrictions. One provider in Huntsville, The Joint Chiropractic, says business has decreased, but patients are still […] → Read More

Huntsville Hospital Heart Center transitions patient to telehealth program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In the past two weeks, the Huntsville Hospital Heart Center has held 381 virtual appointments. Non-urgent cardiology patients are still keeping their regular appointments, but instead of coming to the hospital, they’re meeting with their physician via a telehealth program. This telehealth program is a temporary measure to reduce the risk of […] → Read More

Huntsville restricting park activities to comply with state’s closure order

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville officials said they would enact restrictions Friday evening in order to comply with Gov. Kay Ivey’s order closing some businesses in the state. Ivey announced Friday morning that as of 5 p.m. some retail stores, gyms and entertainment venues would be ordered to close as the state tries to limit the […] → Read More

List of business types ordered to close in Alabama, including public parks

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey ordered the closure of some businesses in order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Her order also narrowed the permitted non-work gatherings to no more than 10 people, down from 25. Businesses like nail salons, day spas, gyms and concert venues would be ordered to close until April 17. On Twitter, […] → Read More

Catholic churches are making changes amid COVID-19 concerns

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Amid concerns of spreading the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, mass is looking a little different for parishioners of St. Mary of the Visitation in downtown Huntsville. Last week the Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, who oversees all Catholic churches in the top half of the state, issued a letter calling for certain precautions […] → Read More

Local logistics company talks effects of COVID-19 on freight transportation and supply chains

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — You’ve seen it in stores, some products are running out quickly. The transportation industry is working hard to catch up with supply and demand that’s being affected by COVID-19. Yellowhammer Logistics is a transportation provider by road, rail, air, and ocean on a domestic and international basis. They normally have a lot […] → Read More

How to talk about COVID-19 with your kids

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The spread of COVID-19 has people everywhere worried about their safety. Parents and teachers around the country have gotten serious about keeping their kids safe and well in schools, but how do you talk to kids about a pandemic in the first place? Child therapists say if it does come up […] → Read More

Madison County Schools preparing for COVID-19 impact

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County Schools said it is preparing for cases of COVID-19 to impact the school system. The district said Thursday that there was no plan to close schools in the county, since no cases of the disease had been confirmed in the state. But contingency plans are in place to help […] → Read More

Travel agency has no cancellations amid COVID-19 concerns

HARTSELLE, Ala. — The travel industry has taken a hit amid concerns and warnings about the COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. But Fred Smith, owner of “Adventures Unlimited” travel agency in downtown Hartselle said this isn’t the first global health threat the industry’s faced. “You have the Aika, Ebola, MERS, all the other viruses […] → Read More

Decatur man charged with domestic violence in stabbing investigation

DECATUR, Ala. – A man accused of stabbing someone multiple times has been charged with domestic violence. Decatur Police were called to a stabbing on 18th Ave SE on March 6. Officers found a victim with multiple wounds. The victim was taken to Huntsville Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say the suspect, […] → Read More

Alabama airports working to stay ahead of COVID-19 outbreak

(WHNT) – Alabama airports are scrubbing and sanitizing to stay ahead of an outbreak in the state. According to the International Air Transport Association, global airlines stand to lose 113 billion dollars in sales if COVID-19 continues to spread. reports that Airport officials in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile claim there has been little […] → Read More

Dates announced for Women in Music Weekend in downtown Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Organizers of the Women in Music Weekend in downtown Huntsville say this year will be the biggest yet. Organizers of the event announced it will take place Aug. 13-17 this year, and they anticipate 50 women artists performing at 25 venues. The event is being organized by local musician Alex Hendrix and […] → Read More

SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX successfully launched another load of station supplies for NASA late Friday night and nailed its 50th rocket landing. The Falcon rocket blasted off with 4,300 pounds (1,950 kilograms) of equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Just minutes later, the spent first-stage booster made a dramatic midnight landing […] → Read More