WVUA Newscasts

Bruce Rogers Choral Festival

January 25, 2015 - 10:44pm
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Choral music filled the Shelton State Community
College campus throughout the day Saturday.

High school and college students spent
the day with a nationally known conductor from California's Mount San Antonio Community
College.

Bruce Rogers led the “Bruce Rogers Choral
Festival,” ending with a grand finale in the Bean-Brown Theatre.

Shelton State vocal choral instructor Glinda
Blackshear told WVUA why the students benefit from this kind of event. ...Read more

Alberta School Open House

January 25, 2015 - 10:43pm
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The Alberta School of Performing Arts
held an Open House from 2:00 to 4:00 Sunday afternoon.

Parents were able to get familiar with
the school and the art programs it offers.

Alberta Elementary School was destroyed
in the 2011 tornado.

The new school was rebuilt in the same
location, and opened in December of 2014.

Principal Brenda Parker told WVUA she
hopes the programs will help students appreciate art throughout their lives. ...Read more

Winfield Fatal Crash

January 25, 2015 - 10:42pm
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A single car crash killed a Winfield
man Saturday afternoon around 4:30.

It happened on Marion County 69 about
one mile south of Winfield.

State Troopers tell WVUA 87 year old Mack
Dodd, Jr., was walking in the road when he was hit by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

The driver of the car was not injured and
did stay on the scene.

State Troopers continue to investigate
the crash. 

Original airdate: Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Police Relations Forum

January 25, 2015 - 8:06pm
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Community members had their minds on
national headlines Saturday morning at First United Methodist Church.

The 10-4 Corporation hosted a
community forum focused on improving the relationship between citizens and law
enforcement.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy,
Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson and Northport interim Police Chief Gerald
Burton made up the first panel.

They talked about how to react to
police when questioned and curbing youth violence, among other topics. ...Read more

Baby Palooza

January 25, 2015 - 8:05pm
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The annual Baby Palooza tour made a
stop in Tuscaloosa Saturday at the Bryant Conference Center...

Moms, dads and kids showed up to check
out all the vendors, speakers and hands-on lessons.

The event also had games and
activities, a "mom lounge" and even on-site sonograms.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
sponsors Baby Palooza, which tours to eight other cities across the state.

Event director Cecilia Pearson says
there are lots of parents in the area looking for answers to their baby
questions. ...Read more

UNCF Fundraiser - Stillman

January 25, 2015 - 8:04pm
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Stillman College kicked off the year
Saturday night with its first official fundraising event of 2015.

The school held the annual United Negro
College Fund Super Viewing Party Saturday night at the Wynn Center.

Donors, alumni, and college friends
took time to contribute scholarships to help students complete their education.

UNCF is the nation's largest and most
effective minority education organization. ...Read more

Deontay Wilder Celebration

January 24, 2015 - 10:54pm
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Deontay Wilder is met with hundreds of friends, family, and fans as Tuscaloosa celebrates his Heavyweight World Boxing Championship.

Original airdate: Saturday, January 24, 2015. 

Deontay Wilder Returns Home

January 18, 2015 - 10:51pm
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Tuscaloosa gets to claim another
champion, this time in the form of Tuscaloosa native and now WBC Heavyweight World
Champion, Deontay Wilder. Wilder won the crown Saturday night in Las Vegas, becoming
the first American to win a piece of the title in nearly a decade. Upon  his return into Alabama Sunday, Wilder told
reporters to remember...he's not done yet. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox tweeted
about the “Bronze Bomber” Saturday night, saying the city is planning a parade
for the champion. ...Read more

YMCA Fundraiser

January 18, 2015 - 10:50pm
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A local church spent their Sunday
remembering Martin Luther King, Junior in a rather special way. For 30 years, Tuscaloosa's
Elizabeth Baptist Church has held a fundraiser to raise money for the YMCA. The
funds will generate thousands of dollars for the organization's youth programs.
Church Deacon L.V. Hall told WVUA, "no child should be turned away because
they couldn't pay." WVUA also spoke with Pastor Jerry Seay about the
opportunities the YMCA offers to the community. The church did end up raising
their goal of $10,000.

"Selma" Stars March

January 18, 2015 - 10:49pm