Lauren Layton, WHNT

Lauren Layton


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Recent articles by Lauren:

Some foster families have to turn to diaper banks, community to provide for placements

Being a foster parent can mean getting ready for a child in a matter of hours, instead of months. → Read More

Google tech expert talks new products with Kelley and Lauren

Google is unveiling their newest products and we talked with an expert on how they can help you. → Read More

10-year-old launches third year of gift donations for families with children on the Autism Spectrum

Landon is kicking off his 10th year of life by giving back to the community. → Read More

Crisis Services of North Alabama talks mission and fundraising

No fee is ever charged for direct services provided by CSNA. → Read More

Pre-teen girls use birthday wishes to ask for North Alabama Foster Closet donations

“Her Birthday Wishes” has skyrocketed since the first year, when Madison “Bunny” Wall asked for pet food to be donated to The Ark. → Read More

Partnership for a Drug-Free Community marks National Recovery Month with resource fair

The Partnership for a Drug-Free Community has a program called Recovery Resource Hub to help people find treatment options. It launched in 2020 and is free to those who seek help. → Read More

Huntsville business speaks on new USPS service rollout

The U.S. Postal service has rolled out a new service and they are pledging to help small businesses get their products to customers faster and for less. → Read More

North Alabama business leaders get dunked for ALS Alabama’s inaugural CEO Soak

Executives are getting soaked to help raise as much money as possible for the ALS Association. → Read More

Hartselle elementary school teacher’s original song set to play in Auburn halftime show

Mrs. Stephanie Porter is an Alabama graduate and music teacher at F.E. Burleson Elementary. And her song is slated to play in an important Auburn game this fall. → Read More

Huntsville man crafts free movie library for neighbors to enjoy

Long gone are the days of nationwide Blockbuster stores, but one Huntsville man is taking his love of cinema and paying homage to the idea of borrowing movies. → Read More

Volunteer fire department seeks more recruits as area grows

One area volunteer fire station is looking to almost double their number of firefighters to handle the growth in the Moores Mill area, but simply put, it’s easier said than done. → Read More

Volunteer Fire Departments face off in charity softball game this weekend

Moores Mill Volunteer Fire & Rescue is facing off against New Market Volunteer Fire Department in a charity softball game hosted by the New Market Recreation Center on Saturday. → Read More

Drivers enjoy small dip in gas prices, experts say future is uncertain

Gas prices nationally have fallen below $4 a gallon for the first time since March, meaning drivers are feeling a slight bit of relief. Experts warn, however, it’s not time to stop fuel saving quite yet. → Read More

North Alabama experts react to news of migratory Monarch endangerment

The monarch butterfly is Alabama’s official state insect. Its black and orange markings are unmistakable, but may not be so easy to spot forever. Scientists say the migratory Monarch is officially endangered. → Read More

‘A smile don’t cost a thing’ 82-year-old Chick-Fil-A employee gains national attention for spreading kindness

Ms. Carol Beck told News 19 just a few of the countless stories that she said make her feel like she’s accomplishing her life mission to serve others while at Chick-Fil-A. → Read More

Bank Independent releases final School Share 2022 donation results

Deliveries are underway from Bank Independent volunteers, to organizations benefitting from their annual School Share supply drive. → Read More

1818 Farms celebrates 10 years in the community

What started as a family project has turned into a nationally-recognized brand. 10 years since its start, owner Natasha McCrary reflects on all that has gone into 1818 Farms a success. → Read More

Where you can donate to School Share 2022’s Blitz Day event!

Bank Independent and News 19 have been working together to get donations for School Share 2022: a supply drive to get teachers and students prepared and well-stocked ahead of this school year. → Read More

“It is a true blessing:” nonprofit helps teachers keep classrooms stocked for free

Lory Schieler has been a teacher for nearly 20 years. When she moved to Huntsville, she found Free 2 Teach — a nonprofit unlike any other she had experienced in other cities. → Read More

New teachers save countless dollars through free supplies

“I was constantly running out of supplies and I was having to spend a lot of my own money just to get supplies for the classroom and then also spend money to get rewards for the kids. I was spending maybe 300, $400 a month just on the kids alone,” elementary school teacher Ian Williams said. → Read More