KXEL News

BHCo. Razes Old Road Maintenance Garage; to Build New

Black Hawk County’s Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously yesterday(Tues) to build a bigger, new road maintenance building at 5502 South Raymond Road. The total cost is about $350,000 and Matt Construction of Sumner will put up the shell for $249,000.   The board last week awarded contracts to Hudson Hardware for mechanical and plumbing  work, and…

No One Hurt in 15-Car Tama County Train Derailment

No one is certain yet what caused more than a dozen Union Pacific rail cars to run off the tracks early this(Wed) morning about a mile west of Belle Plaine. Tama County emergency crews were the first to respond to the scene, on the U-P line near X Avenue, south of Highway-E66, around 3:45 am.…

Cedar Falls Public Safety Department Maintains ISO Rating

It’s not a perfect score…that would be a “1”…but the City of Cedar Falls Public Safety Department has again earned an Insurance Services Office rating of “3,” which City Administrator Ron Gaines says puts the combination fire and police departments in the top 3 1/2% of more than 1,600 Iowa departments. The 3 ISO rating…

Waterloo’s Chad Little Gets Life for Killing Gracie Buss

A Waterloo man found guilty of killing his girlfriend’s 4-year old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison.  35-year-old Chad Little was sentenced yesterday(Tues) in Black Hawk County court. A jury convicted him in May of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing the death of Gracie Buss. Prosecutors say Little abused his girlfriend’s two…

Uni Panthers

Wrestling: UNI Grappler Claims a Title

Drew Foster became UNI’s first Division I wrestling national champion since 2000, defeating Max Dean of Cornell, 6-4, during the 184 pound title match on Saturday evening in Pittsburgh. UNI hadn’t had a finalist since 2005, and the Panthers’ last champion was Tony Davis, who won at 149 pounds nearly two decades ago. Foster’s route…

WBB: Panthers Bow in WNIT

After opening the 2018/19 schedule in the Preseason WNIT, the UNI Panther women’s basketball squad closed their year during the first round of the Postseason WNIT Friday. The Minnesota Gophers made nine of their first 10 shots and built a 26-6 lead on the way to a 91-75 decision over UNI at Williams Arena in…

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…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, June 20, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The 41st annual College Hill Arts Festival will return to Cedar Falls this weekend. Co-Chair Mary-Sue Bartlett talks about the longevity of the annual event and some of its unique features. 6:35–An executive order is intended to streamline the regulatory process for…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Opioids can easily be found in many homes. During a Science of Parenting Update, Cindy Thompson of Iowa State University Extension looks at what parents can do to keep curious kids out of these potentially dangerous medications, as teens and tweens spend…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Monday, tune in for This Morning, America’s First News with Gordon Deal. The KXEL Morning News returns Tuesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The sounds of 50 years ago are in focus Friday. University of Northern Iowa music professor Jonathan Schwabe visits to reflect on music from 1969. 6:35–Tuesdays and Thursdays during the KXEL…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, June 14, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is celebrating 150 years of service in 2019. Firefighter Lucas Kennedy and Chief Andrew Olesen talk about the past and the future of firefighting in Cedar Rapids. 6:35–A former football star has been convicted in the first of several…