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Ugochi Iloka

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Past articles by Ugochi:

Texas police: Man who choked common-law wife to death claims he was protecting their child

Houston news: A woman was killed by her common-law husband during a custody dispute involving two kids at the Sonesta Extended Stay Suites Houston on Bay Area Blvd. → Read More

Houston nurse was conscious, in control before fiery crash that killed six, documents say

Court documents say Nicole Linton, a traveling nurse from Houston, held down the gas pedal for at least five seconds before crashing at a Los Angeles intersection. → Read More

Deputy constable killed while getting food for family in Texas, authorities say

Authorities hope someone saw something and will come forward with information about a deadly shooting near Lake Houston. → Read More

Two men fatally shot by gunman with AK-47 in north Houston, police say

An off-duty Harris County sheriff’s deputy who was on his way to work came across the shooting scene. → Read More

Brittney Griner testifies at Russia drug trial

Brittney Griner update: WNBA star and Houston native Brittney Griner will head back to a Russian court room Wednesday, July 27 where she is expected to testify. → Read More

7-year-old boy killed while he was in bed during drive-by shooting, Texas deputies say

Deputies are still looking for a suspect and the reason why anyone would want to target this family. → Read More

Homeowner shoots, kills intruder who broke into his home as he slept, Houston PD says

The intruder ran out and went around to neighboring homes saying he was shot after the incident, according to HPD. → Read More

Zoom meeting takes disturbing turn when hackers start shouting racial slurs, posting inappropriate images

The attackers also put up some very offensive images showing distorted African American figures and then pornography in the meeting’s chat. → Read More

Four teen girls arrested following game room robbery, chase in west Houston, police say

Investigators say three girls went inside the game room, fired a shot in the air and robbed the people inside. → Read More

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