KXEL News

Waterloo Man Goes to Federal Prison for Being a Drug User with a Gun

Waterloo Man Goes to Federal Prison for Being a Drug User with a Gun

A Waterloo man has been sentenced to prison in connection with a gun found during a traffic stop in 2018. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Leonard Strand sentenced 19-year-old Torey Dunn to 20 months in prison on a charge of being a drug user in possession of a firearm. He will have to serve two…

Waterloo Bank Robber Denied Motion to Rescind Plea

Waterloo Bank Robber Denied Motion to Rescind Plea

 A Waterloo man can’t take back his plea in a 2017 bank robbery case.  54-year old Steven Sisk pleaded guilty in June to federal robbery charges in the August 2017 holdup at Regions Bank in downtown Waterloo.  He then asked for a new attorney and attempted to rescind the plea, arguing his old attorney hadn’t…

City of Burlington Signs Docking Deal with Viking Cruises

City of Burlington Signs Docking Deal with Viking Cruises

Burlington is set to become a stop for a major river cruise line in the next few years. City officials signed a two-year agreement Monday with Viking Cruises, which is based in Basel, Switzerland. The agreement says the city will lease docking facilities to Viking for two years, and Viking will pay $1 per passenger…

Iowa October Jobless Rate Up a Tick from September

Iowa October Jobless Rate Up a Tick from September

Iowa’s official government unemployment rate rose slightly in October to 2.6% but remains among the lowest in the nation. Iowa Workforce Development reported Tuesday that the rate climbed from 2.5% in September. The unemployment rate also was higher than a year ago, when the figure was 2.4%. Iowa’s unemployment rate is tied for the fourth…

Uni Panthers

WBB: Deep Panthers Rout Iowa

WBB: Deep Panthers Rout Iowa

The UNI Panther women’s basketball reserves more-than held their own against the Iowa Hawkeye starters Sunday during an 88-66 win in the McLeod Center. With UNI ahead just four minutes into the game, all of UNI’s starters were on the bench. The group on the floor doubled the Panthers’ five-point lead to ten before the…

FB: Jackrabbits Run Away in Second Half

FB: Jackrabbits Run Away in Second Half

The South Dakota State University Jackrabbits scored 31 of their 38 points in the second half and ended a four-game UNI Panther winning streak with a 38-7 result in Brookings, South Dakota, Saturday. The Panthers turned the ball over four times in the loss (three interceptions and a fumble). The only scoring before halftime came…

MBB: Panthers Prevail Over Bears in OT

MBB: Panthers Prevail Over Bears in OT

Despite a second half rally by the Northern Colorado Bears, the UNI Panthers moved to 4-0 this season with a 77-72 overtime victory at the McLeod Center Saturday. The Panthers moved out to a 16-point lead early in the second half before the Bears began their comeback. Northern Colorado went 14-for-32 from the field in…

VB: UNI Takes Care of One-Game Weekend

VB: UNI Takes Care of One-Game Weekend

The UNI volleyball team topped the Drake Bulldogs Friday in less time than it took to drive to Des Moines, winning in three sets 25-18, 26-24, 25-17. The Panthers have now won 47 consecutive matches against their in-state conference rivals.  Friday’s win also assured UNI a share of the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference regular season…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, November 21, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Creighton Economist Dr. Ernie Goss considers the retail sales forecast for the holiday season. 6:35–The biodiesel industry is facing dire circumstances as Congress reviews whether to renew tax credits. Ken Root looks at conditions for biodiesel during an RFD1540 feature. 7:35–TV9 Meteorologist…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Oftentimes it’s good to color outside the lines, says Cindy Thompson of Iowa State University Extension during a Science of Parenting Update. 6:35–Impeachment will test President Donald Trump’s relationship with Attorney General William Barr. Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Loretta Powers looks…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Tuesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Political turmoil in Washington isn’t having much impact on Wall Street. America’s Money Answers Man Jordan Goodman talks about the disconnect. 6:35–Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the second round of Market Facilitation Program payments will be heading out to farmers. During an…

KXEL Morning News for Monday, November 18, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, November 18, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Monday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Advancements in Alzheimer’s care have helped patients and their families. University of Iowa Health Care neurology professor Dr. Joel Greeling looks at some of the most impactful new information. 6:35–The Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit to proceed, as families of children…