KXEL News

Dubuque’s Holy Ghost School Building Scene of Smoky, Early-Evening Fire

Dubuque firefighters are still investigating what they described in a news release last(Sun) night as a suspicious fire in a vacant Catholic school building. The former Holy Ghost Elementary in the 2900 block of Central Avenue began emitting smoke around 6:30 pm and when firefighters arrived, they found smoke on all three floors, and fire…

Waterloo Man Stabbed in the Leg, has his Shoes Stolen

A Waterloo woman is facing charges, after police say she and a friend attacked a man with a knife and stole his shoes. 25-year old Miranda Casillas was arrested last Tuesday on a charge of first degree robbery.  She’s since been released on bond. Waterloo police say Casillas and a second woman confronted 21-year old…

Former Farmer Fleeces Feds, Going to Prison

A former farmer from the Elma area will spend 10 months in federal prison for misusing his USDA-backed line of credit. 36-year old David Pitz appeared Friday in Cedar Rapids before Judge Linda Reade, who also ordered him to spend three years on supervised release when he gets out of prison, and Pitz will have…

Waterloo, Cedar Falls School Boards Both Reorganize Tonight

The Waterloo School Board will consider contracting with another drivers’ education provider tonight(Mon).   In fact, it’s Hawkeye Community College that’s under consideration.   Last month, the board approved a one-year deal with Street Smarts to continue providing the service, but they can only do it after school.  And due to limited staff, they’re also having to…

Uni Panthers

FBall: Panthers Scuttle Pirates in the Dome

A complete performance on both sides of the ball delighted UNI Panther fans Saturday during the first UNI-Dome matchup of the season, a 44-0 win over the Hampton Pirates in Cedar Falls. The Panthers racked up 414 yards of offense on a productive day for quarterback Eli Dunne. He was 12-23 for 191 and three…

WSOC: Ramblers Take A Bite Out of UNI

The stingy UNI Panther defense suffered a hiccup Sunday, allowing a season-high four goals to the Loyola Ramblers in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams. Loyola prevailed 4-2 during the match at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. The Ramblers had also been the last MVC team to top UNI at home, during the…

VB: Panthers Muzzle Bulldogs in Des Moines

The UNI Panther volleyball team has not been defeated by the Drake Bulldogs since 1996, and the two decade head-to-head winning streak continued on Friday as UNI powered to a 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 sweep in their Missouri Valley Conference opener. “It was nice to be able to start the conference season off with a win…

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…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, September 25, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Salvation Army of Waterloo-Cedar Falls is making a number of changes. The organization’s Major Harold Poff tells Tim Harwood about how The Salvation Army is looking for efficiencies. 6:35–The Environmental Protection Agency recently released aggregated information on small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuels…

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…