KXEL News

NWS Says Cedar River Will Crest Higher than Earlier Predicted

The National Weather Service has increased the estimated crests for the Cedar River. It’s expected to crest Sunday morning at 95.2 feet in Cedar Falls.   On Wednesday, estimates expected the river to reach moderate flood stage, rising to 91.9 feet Saturday evening. People near Waterloo should now expect water levels to reach 17.6 feet on…

Cedar Rapids’ “Mt. Trashmore,” Eroded, Vandalized and Closed

Mount Trashmore’s trails and overlook in Cedar Rapids are closed after rain caused erosion and vandals sprayed graffiti at the location. The Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency said four inches of rain caused erosion damage, but that’s not all they have to worry about. On Wednesday vandals broke into Mount Trashmore and spray painted…

Gun Shots, a Chase, and an Attempted Murder Bust in Marion

A man has been arrested and charged after a shots fired incident in Marion early last(Thur) night. It was about 6 o’clock when authorities responded to an aggravated assault complaint involving shots fired at a 9-1-1 caller. Authorities interrupted the shooting-in-progress and began a vehicle pursuit. Marion police officers, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Hiawatha…

UPDATE: More Black Hawk Co. Roads Closed Due to Flooding

As the waters of Black Hawk Creek continue to rise, the City of Waterloo has closed Fletcher Avenue, from University Avenue to Highway-63.   The flood gates will be reopened once water levels recede. In rural Black Hawk County, a number of area roads have been closed temporarily due to flooding.  Among them are: Watters Road…

Uni Panthers

FBall: Hawkeyes Halt Panthers, 38-14

The UNI Panther offense struggled early, and the Iowa Hawkeyes built a 38-0 lead on the way to a 38-14 final Saturday evening at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa went into the locker room with a 21-0 lead and picked up right where they left off when they took the ball to start the second half. The…

VB: Panthers Fall to .500 in Champaign

The UNI Panther volleyball squad completed their pre-conference schedule with a 6-6 record after going 1-2 at the Illini Classic, hosted by the University of Illinois. The Panthers split on Friday, sweeping Lipscomb 3-0 before falling to No. 8 Illinois 3-0. UNI never let the Bison gain a foothold during a 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 win. …

WSOC: Panthers Sweep Weekend

The UNI Panthers scored their first ever women’s soccer victory against the Iowa State Cyclones on Sunday. The 1-0 win came on the heels of a 3-1 home result against Northern Illinois on Friday. The efforts move UNI to 4-3-2 on the season. Sunday in Ames, Jordyn Rolli scored on her own rebound during the…

Panther WSoc: Double Trouble in Dakota

The UNI Panther women’s soccer team fell twice on the road over the weekend. Friday, Marisa Schulz scored the only goal of the match for the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State after the ball deflected off her hip. The marker came in the 16th minute as SDSU shutout UNI, 1-0. UNI goalkeeper Jami Reichenberger made…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Monday, September 24, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Cedar Falls Mayor Jim Brown reflects on recent flood events in the community. 6:35–That idea about putting a dummy in the passenger seat in order to use the carpool lane?  Yeah…it’s not a good one, as one teenager found out.  Fox News Radio Legal…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, September 21, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Butterflies are free to fly…fly away. Iowa’s Monarch Butterflies will be making the trip south soon, as Katie Shelton from the Hartman Reserve Nature Center explains. 6:35–When legal duty calls, Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Wendy Patrick has the answers.  Jeff Stein talks with…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, September 20, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–They don’t make movies like they used to. Or movie posters. Friday, Mike Piepel will make a presentation at the Cedar Falls Public Library about Hollywood’s connections to Iowa, while also showing off his collection of vintage movie posters. Tim Harwood talks with him…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Some of the rocks which came back from the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are missing, but not the ones which came to Iowa. Find out where those are as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission next summer.…