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FROM THE CITY OF WATERLOO…..Due to rising water in Black Hawk Creek, caused by heavy rain, City of Waterloo Public Works is closing the Fletcher Avenue Flood Gates.  The gates will reopen as soon as the flood waters recede and safe travel can once again be guaranteed.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes, and…

Tractor Attack on Decatur Co. Sheriff’s Car Draws Attempted Murder Charge

GRAND RIVER, Iowa (AP) – A southern Iowa man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly using a tractor to spear a county sheriff’s car and push the vehicle more than 100 feet. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Decatur County Sheriff Ben Boswell and two deputies were called yesterday(Thur) afternoon to a…

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 Tuesday, May 28, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–News/Talk 1540 KXEL is sponsoring Wednesday’s Cedar Rapids Community Blood Drive. Judi Faas of the Red Cross talks with Tim Harwood about the need for blood going into the summer. 6:35–Tuesdays and Thursday, listen at this time for RFD1540 feature interviews focused on topics…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, May 24, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–As we mosey toward the weekend and a special edition of western-themed programs during KXEL Classic Radio Theater on Saturday, Tim Harwood talks with author Ryan Ellett, whose book Radio Drama and Comedy Writers, 1928-1962, profiles some of the creative people who wrote the…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, May 23, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–If you haven’t been to any of the first 37 4th Street Cruises during Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Waterloo, Craig Laue and Jeff Stein share the details about the classic cars which bring the community together for an afternoon. 6:35–Tuesdays and Thursday, listen…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–With summer almost at hand, Diane Wolf of Black Hawk County Extension talks about youth activities kids will enjoy, which can also keep them mentally sharp. 6:35–Tune in on Wednesday at 6:35, because IT’S THE LAW…discussed when Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Wendy Patrick…