KXEL News

Cedar Falls Area Man Killed in Ford Road Rollover

A rural Cedar Falls man was killed last(Mon) night when his pickup went out of control on Ford Road and rolled into the field on the east side of the road. 55-year old Dennis Gerholdt was pronounced dead at the scene, south of Cedar-Wapsi Road. Black Hawk County Sheriff’s deputies say the crash occurred just…

MA Congressman Seth Moulton Adds Name to List of Dems Running for President

Another Democrat made “the” announcement this(Mon) morning – Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton is running for his party’s nomination for President. And Moulton will make an appearance in Iowa this coming Thursday.  His itinerary says he’ll discuss the importance of service at a civics class and in front of the JROTC at Central Academy, on Grand…

$2 1/2-Million Nitrate Removal System Ready to Go in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Des Moines area water utility says construction and testing are complete on a $2.5 million system that will enable it to treat nitrate removed during it purification process rather than dump the material back into the Raccoon River. Des Moines Water Works announced this(Mon) morning it had finished work…

Early Easter Morning Chase Leads Waterloo PD Down Bunny Trail

Waterloo Police are still looking for the driver of a vehicle that led them on a chase early yesterday(Sun) morning from Lafayette Street to Fairview Avenue to Parker Street, then through a field and a fence near Ralston Road, before stopping in some trees near Logan Avenue and Ralston. Authorities say the driver fled on…

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, April 23, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Greg Hoch offers the interesting story of the strange little critter which is the subject of his new book, Sky Dance of the Woodcock. 6:35–The European Union will reportedly target U.S. ag with tariffs. Veteran farm reporter Ken Root offers his take on the…

KXEL Morning News for Monday, April 22, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Veteran journalist Harry Smith returned to Iowa recently and talked about his experiences with Lyle Muller of Iowa Watch. 6:35–Pornography has caused family problems in many circumstances. Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Loretta Powers shares a unique story of how a collection of obscene…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, April 19, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Earth Day is Monday. Cedar Trails Partnership board member Roger White talks with Tim Harwood about an Earth Day-themed trail clean up planned for late April. 6:35–Judges at the International Criminal Court have rejected a request to investigate potential war crimes committed during the…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, April 18, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–An accident left Steve Husome without a leg. When he left the hospital after months of recovery, Husome was determined to help other amputees. That happens through the Husome Strong Foundation, which will be hosting an event on Thursday evening. 6:35–Veteran ag journalist Ken…