KXEL News

Cedar Valley and Corridor Among Areas Targeted by e-mail Scammers

Eastern Iowa didn’t escape the rash of generic, e-mailed bomb threats that went out yesterday(Thur) across much of the country. Authorities say the “robo-threats,” were an attempt to scam businesses and other institutions out of money, and police found no credible evidence that the e-mails were authentic in terms of actual danger. Waterloo police confirmed…

Four University of Iowa Fraternities Banned from Operating

After investigating 12 fraternities for two months, the University of Iowa announced yesterday(Thur) that four of them have been stripped of their status as student organizations. The four fraternities no longer allowed to operate on campus are Delta Chi…Kappa Sigma…Sigma Nu…and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. UI’s Vice-President for Student Life, Melissa Shivers, said all four of…

Fall Commencement at UNI Tomorrow Morning

If the traffic seems a little heavier than usual in Waterloo-Cedar Falls today(Fri), it may be because the University of Northern Iowa is holding its annual fall commencement ceremony tomorrow(Sat) morning at 10 o’clock in the McLeod Center. About 560 grads will participate in the event and this year’s featured speaker will be Jo Ellen…

Hy-Vee Acquires 22 Shopko Pharmacies Throughout Midwest

On the Iowa business front… Hy-Vee has announced it’s acquired the busIness of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. The way it’ll work is that the Shopko patient files will merge into existing Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in the 17 cities where the acquisitions have taken place. The Iowa stores…

Uni Panthers

MBB: SDSU Eludes Panthers in Minneapolis

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits ran to a big lead early in the opening half, and the UNI Panther men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome the setback Saturday, falling 82-50 during the U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic. Mike Daum led SDSU with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Trae Berhow was the high-scorer and top rebounder for…

FB: Aggies Oust UNI in Second Round

Three field goals by Austin Errthum kept the University of Northern Iowa in it until the end, but the Panthers were only able to move the ball across the goal line once in a 23-16 second round FCS playoff road loss to the Aggies of UC-Davis Saturday. Errthum’s field goals were from 41, 36, and…

WBB: Winning with Consistent Defense

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team limited to the IUPUI Jaguars to 11 points in the first quarter on Friday in Indianapolis. IUPUI didn’t get back to 11 in any of the quarters which followed, as the Panthers stifled their opponents in a 53-40 result. UNI trailed 9-5 early but closed the opening period with…

VB: Mighty Comeback Not Enough

The UNI Panther volleyball team’s prospects of reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament look grim after two sets on Thursday night. Nonetheless, UNI came within two points of surviving their first round matchup against the Pepperdine Waves, before ultimately falling on a neutral court in Madison, Wisconsin. The Waves came out on top…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Friday, October 5, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Wickiup Hill Learning Center near Cedar Rapids will host a Meskwaki Cultural Day on Saturday. Tim Harwood finds out more from Naturalist Gail Barels. 6:35–Senators have reviewed the FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh prompted by last week’s Senate hearings.  Fox News Radio Legal Analyst…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, October 4, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–High school students compete in sports, the arts, and academically. Right now, students from several Black Hawk County schools are competing to help the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Find out more from the organization’s Bryan Helleso. 6:35–Each Tuesday and Thursday morning, Ken Root of…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Later this month, U.S. Highway 20 will be open as a four-lane road for the entire distance from Dubuque to Sioux CIty. Tim Harwood talks with Bryan Farr of the Historic U.S. Route 20 Association about efforts to encourage those seeking a more leisurely…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–A new book has the details of a former NBA team in an unlikely city: Waterloo, Iowa.  Jeff Stein finds out more. 6:35–China may not be buying soybeans from the U.S.  However, they are getting them from Argentina, at the same time that South…