Ugochi Iloka, WKYC Channel 3 News

Ugochi Iloka

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Recent articles by Ugochi:

Lakewood Church offering stolen: Plumber discovers funds in wall

The mega-church, led by Joel and Victoria Osteen, wouldn’t confirm how much was recovered but say it was discovered during repairs. → Read More

UA researchers study black Alabamian vaccine hesitancy

Male participants between 18 and 40 years old were the most resistance to vaccination in interviews. However, many of them got vaccinated over a 2-to-4-month period when UA team members spoke to them. → Read More

UA on a mission to boost vaccinations in Black Belt region

The University of Alabama is teaming up with several community groups to help get 70% of eligible people in the region vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

Tuscaloosa County Schools still hasn’t brought mask mandate to vote

TCSS Public Relations Director Terri Brewer said no board members proposed a change to optional mask procedures in Monday’s TCSS board meeting. Superintendent Keri Johnson said that the student COVID positivity rate is currently around 1 percent. → Read More

Comcast partners with Boys and Girls Clubs of West Alabama to provide free internet

Comcast recently opened its newest FREE Xfinity WiFi-connected “Lift Zone” at the Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama Jaycee Park Unit in Tuscaloosa. → Read More

Tuscaloosa Special Election set for Tuesday, meet the candidates

It’s a highly anticipated race that is expected to be tight, especially because the last election showed a 20+ vote difference between the challenger over the incumbent. → Read More

University of Alabama awarded money to diversify nursing program

Rising 9th graders will be recruited next spring from Hale, Pickens, and other rural county schools. → Read More

Tuscaloosa County launches emergency rental assistance program

Tuscaloosa County was awarded nearly $6.3 million by the federal government to assist landlords and tenants through the program. → Read More

Tuscaloosa Co. relief center target of multiple thefts

Deputies said most of the goods stolen from Wings of Grace were donated. → Read More

UA researchers studying how communities can better respond to flooding

University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydro Systems is working to develop a framework that creates an opportunity to forecast hurricane-driven flooding on a close to real-time basis. → Read More

Daughter stays on phone with parents until Northport water rescue

About 20 people in Northport had to be rescued from rising water Saturday night, according to the Tuscaloosa County EMA. → Read More

UA student writes anti-bullying book inspired by young girl who took her life

Although Maddie is the center and character for her book, this story is not about her tragic fate. → Read More

RARE CATCH: Man reels in rare albino catfish from the Missouri River

Albino fish lack skin pigments, which leads to a ghostly white tint. Conservation experts say most albinos become prey and don’t survive to adulthood. → Read More

Tuscaloosa city schools providing free student summer meals

Tuscaloosa City Schools will offer free meals to children 18 and younger starting Thursday until July 2nd as part of its Summer Feeding Program. → Read More

Tuscaloosa Mayor Maddox appoints new city attorney

Mayor Maddox says Holmes joined their team as an Associate City Attorney in 2014 and played a significant role in the City’s administration. → Read More

University of Alabama changes COVID-19 prevention guidelines

The University of Alabama is dropping it mask mandate, but only for those who are fully vaccinated. → Read More

Tuscaloosa son helps elderly mom get COVID shot at home

"This is not just for her, this is also for the many that are shut in that have been left behind,” said Steele. → Read More

Man caught on camera bashing Virgin Mary mural with sledgehammer

The pastor of the California church wants the suspect to be held accountable for what he did, but he also hopes the man will find help and healing from whatever issues he may be facing. → Read More

Ten Years Later: McFarland Blvd and 15th Street’s transformation since April 27

“We didn’t let that day define us we didn’t let that day paralyze our growth,” Jim Page Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama CEO. → Read More

Tuscaloosa City Schools offering cyber program this summer

According to Tuscaloosa City Schools this will allow kids to remain engaged in learning through the summer right in the comfort of their own home. → Read More