KXEL News

WPD Arrests Third Person for Monday Evening Home Invasion

A third person has been arrested in connection with a Monday night home invasion in Waterloo. 36-year old Cassandra Wright was arrested Tuesday for first-degree burglary, intimidation with a weapon and assault while participating in a felony. Her bond was set at $100,000 cash only. Police said Wright was identified on video as one of…

Dakota Access Pipeline to Add Pumping Station to Double Flow

CANTON, S.D. (AP) – Commissioners in a South Dakota county have approved a conditional use permit for a pumping station needed for an expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Lincoln County Board voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of the proposal. The station would be built near Harrisburg. Texas-based Energy Transfer announced in June it…

Jo Ann Zimmerman, First Iowa Female Lt. Governor, Dies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s first female lieutenant governor, Jo Ann Zimmerman, has died.  Her daughter Beth Boland said Wednesday that her mother was 82 when she passed away Tuesday night at a hospice in Des Moines, surrounded by her family.  Boland says Zimmerman died of complications from pulmonary fibrosis, which had been diagnosed…

Former Vinton Car Dealership Employee Accused of Embezzlement

A woman has been accused of stealing nearly $296,000 from an eastern Iowa vehicle dealership where she’d worked for several years.  Benton County court records show 56-year-old Kelly Banghart, of Vinton, pleaded not guilty to a theft charge earlier this month. The records don’t show a trial starting date.  Authorities say Ervin Motor Co. officials…

Uni Panthers

VB: Panthers Back On Top Alone

VB: Panthers Back On Top Alone

In a matchup of the two leading teams in the Missouri Valley Conference on Monday, the UNI Panthers served up a win against the Loyola Ramblers. The Panthers had 11 aces during the four-set victory, claiming the road match with set scores of 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21. The 11 aces marked the first time Panthers…

FB: Weston, Kolarevic Recognized by MVFC

UNI Panther players won the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards. Receiver Isaiah Weston caught three touchdown passes Saturday and compiled a career-high 189 receiving yards. Linebacker Chris Kolarevic had 19 tackles, close to the most this season during any FCS football game. The Panthers defeated South Dakota 42-27.…

FB: Panthers Pounce on Coyotes

FB: Panthers Pounce on Coyotes

There were touchdowns at nearly every turn early Saturday, before the UNI Panthers pulled away from the University of South Dakota Coyotes in the second half during a 42-27 win at the UNI-Dome. Although South Dakota went three-and-out on their first drive and UNI turned over the football on a fumble after two plays, the…

VB: Panthers Take In-State Match

VB: Panthers Take In-State Match

The Drake Bulldogs pushed the UNI Panthers past the limit in two sets Friday at the McLeod Center, but the home team still prevailed in three: 25-18, 27-25, 26-24. The Panthers have now won 46 consecutive matches against the Bulldogs, during a streak which dates back to before most of the participants in Friday’s tilt…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, October 24, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.: Sometime during the program, we’ll give you the chance to win the new book by Dr. Michael Youssef, Counting the Stars in an Empty Sky; Trusting God’s Promises for Your Impossibilities. 6:35–Biofuels advocates and farm groups have had some difficulty holding the…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–A little more than a week before Halloween, you’ve probably heard some common trick-or-treat safety reminders. During a Science of Parenting Update with Cindy Thompson of Iowa State University Extension, hear about a few different hazards and issues you may not have…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Tuesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Quarterback Christian Ellsworth is a member of the NCAA’s Division I Student Athlete Advisory Committee. He talks about his experiences working on issues of importance to student athletes with his counterparts from across the country. 6:35–Go in depth on farm and agribusiness…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, October 17, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Cedar Valley Cyclists board member Roger White reacts to news of major changes coming to Iowa’s annual RAGBRAI event. 6:35–Obesity is a growing problem, even in places where some people are malnourished. During an RFD1540 feature, Ken Root brings details of a…