KXEL News

Lying to a Grand Jury Gets a Waterloo Woman Two Years in Prison

A Waterloo woman who lied to a federal grand jury about a shooting she knew about, will spend the next two years in federal prison. 51-year old Karla Myles will be on supervised release for two more years, once her prison term is up.  There is no parole in the federal system. Federal Judge John…

Ban-the-Box Ordinance is Recommended Again in Waterloo

Waterloo’s Commission on Human Rights is once again pitching to the city council an ordinance that would bar employers from asking questions about criminal histories on job applications – the so-called “ban the box,” approach to fair hiring practices. The commission’s proposal, put together by Human Rights Commission Executive Director Abraham Funchess, would also apply…

As Floodwaters Recede, More Black Hawk Co. Roads Reopen

A number of additional Black Hawk County roads that had been closed because they were flooded, have now been reopened.   Included on the most recent list provided by the county’s Engineering Department are: Moline Road between Gresham Road and Cedar Wapsi Road Moline Road between Donald Street and East Airline Highway North Black Hawk/Buchanan Avenue…

Colesburg Man who Phoned in School Bomb Threat Arrested

A 26-year-old eastern Iowa father has been accused of phoning in a bomb threat to an elementary school. Authorities say Ean Weipert was arrested Tuesday at his home in Colesburg.  Bremer County court records say he’s charged with intimidation and with threat of terrorism. A criminal complaint says Weipert called a staffer Tuesday at Durant…

Uni Panthers

WBB: Panthers WNIT Preview

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team is bound for the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Northern Iowa will meet Minnesota in Minneapolis during the first round of the tournament Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Williams Arena. Coverage on News/Talk 1540 KXEL will begin at 6:15. The Panthers go into the game with a 20-12 record…

WBB: MVC Tournament Recap

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team earned their 20th victory of the season during the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in Moline, and perhaps enough prestige to claim a bid to the Postseason WNIT. Friday night, Taylor Hagen drove to the basket and hit a contested layup with 17 seconds left to give UNI a 64-63…

MBB: MVC Tournament Recap

The UNI Panthers reached the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game, finishing as the runners-up while pushing their record to 16-18. To make it to the final, the Panthers had to dispatch both the #3 and the #2 seed in the field, beginning with Friday’s win over third-seeded Southern Illinois. Senior Wyatt Lohaus led UNI…

WBB: MVC Week 10 Recap

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team earned the win they needed to clinch third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings and the corresponding third seed in the MVC tournament. Thursday night, Mikaela Morgan connected on a jumper with just over a minute remaining, putting the Panthers ahead for good in a 61-57 win against…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Friday, March 22, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–If you missed out on a full-fledged spring break trip, JayJay Goodvin, author of The Iowa Gallivant blog, shares some thoughts on a run for the (Iowa) border. 6:10–A tale well calculated to keep you in…Suspense. Saturday during KXEL Classic Radio Matinee, hear Ray…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, March 21, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The KXEL Morning News gets rhythm as Norman Ussery and Jim Waterbury stop in to share details about the Waterloo Community Playhouse’s new production, Ring of Fire, based on the music of Johnny Cash. 6:35–Call it “Ag Trespassing” or “Ag Gag,” Iowa has a…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The garden tools in the shed might be ready to go, but the ground is not. If you need to scratch that gardening itch, Urban Agriculture Specialist Steven Eilers of Iowa State University Extension talks with Tim Harwood about a series of free gardening…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, March 19, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–In the middle of Lent, Hy-Vee dietitian Tracey Sauke talks with KXEL’s Tim Harwood about some ideas for meatless meals. 6:35–E15 fuel is coming to pumps across the country on a year-round basis. Last week’s news about E15 from the EPA was still not…