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Kimberly Essex

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School: University of Montevallo - Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications

Pets: Meimei and Basil (Yorkie dogs)

Hobbies: Traveling, water sports, horseback riding, writing short stories, reading and watching classic films.

Community: Board of Directors: American Red Cross - Madison/Marshall County, Board of Directors: The American Diabetes Association, Board of Directors: Partnership for a Drug-Free Community, Board of Directors: YMCA, Celebrity Spokesperson for American Red Cross Measles Initiative, Celebrity Spokesperson for America's Walk for Diabetes, Member of National Alumni Board: University of Montevallo, Member: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Certified Judge: Kansas City Barbeque Society,Board of Directors: Girl Scouts of North Alabama, Member : Junior League of Huntsville, Board of Directors: Huntsville Library Foundation : Founder, Soul Sisters Huntsville

Awards: Outstanding Woman of the Year (2002) from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Selected One of 35 Most Influential Women of Madison County from Speaking Out News; 21st Century Award for Distinguished Alumni; University of Montevallo ('99) AP Best News Anchor ('87, '88, '89, '90) AP Best Specialized Reporter ('87)

Member: Class 18, Leadership Huntsville; Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Committee 2009-2010

e-mail: kessex@waff.com

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    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:31:56 GMT

    Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has CANCELLED the Amber Alert for 11-month-old Christian Clay Perkins. 

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    Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has CANCELLED the Amber Alert for 11-month-old Christian Clay Perkins. 

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  • David: Showers and storms ongoing across the Valley

    David: Showers and storms ongoing across the Valley

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:50:37 GMT

    Showers and storms will be ongoing across the Valley this evening. The most widespread rain will be over northeastern AL, but additional scattered storms will track into the Shoals from the west. That round of stormy weather will head east with time and should be out of the Valley after midnight. The threat for severe storms is low, but a few strong storms are possible. 

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    Showers and storms will be ongoing across the Valley this evening. The most widespread rain will be over northeastern AL, but additional scattered storms will track into the Shoals from the west. That round of stormy weather will head east with time and should be out of the Valley after midnight. The threat for severe storms is low, but a few strong storms are possible. 

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  • New details released in Guntersville double shooting

    New details released in Guntersville double shooting

    Saturday, March 25 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-03-25 18:07:30 GMT
    Guntersville police say two people were shot at this mobile home area on Edmonds Road. (Source: WAFF)Guntersville police say two people were shot at this mobile home area on Edmonds Road. (Source: WAFF)

    The Guntersville Police Department have released news details on a double shooting late Friday afternoon that left one man dead.

    The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when police from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a 911 call reporting two people had been shot on Edmonds Road.

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    The Guntersville Police Department have released news details on a double shooting late Friday afternoon that left one man dead.

    The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when police from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a 911 call reporting two people had been shot on Edmonds Road.

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  • Driver sought in crash that killed three children

    Driver sought in crash that killed three children

    Sunday, March 26 2017 2:11 AM EDT2017-03-26 06:11:41 GMT
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    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who ran away from the scene of a deadly crash in George County. Three children were killed in the crash. Troopers said a green 2003 Kia Optima was heading east on Highway 198, east of Depot Road, shortly before 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who ran away from the scene of a deadly crash in George County. Three children were killed in the crash. Troopers said a green 2003 Kia Optima was heading east on Highway 198, east of Depot Road, shortly before 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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