KXEL News

NE Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive Totals In

The numbers have been tabulated and this year’s Northeast Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive has brought in 66,172 meals of food and fund donations. Over the last month-and-a-half, students from eight Cedar Valley high schools have hosted fundraisers and brought in food to help support the nearly 46,000 northeast Iowans who struggle with food…

$6-Million Gift from Boeing to ISU will Help Fund Innovation Ctr.

Officials say Iowa State will use a large portion of a $6 million gift from Boeing Co. to help fund construction of a Student Innovation Center. A news release sent today(Tues) about Boeing’s commitment says the 140,000-square-foot center on the Ames campus is expected to be finished in January 2020. The university says the center…

Details of Attempted Charles City Murder Revealed

A Charles City woman has been accused of injecting her mother with insulin in an attempt to kill her. Floyd County authorities say 44-year-old Jennifer Bean is charged with attempted murder. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a message this(Tue) morning from The Associated Press. Bean’s next court hearing is scheduled for Friday. A court document…

Earlville Area Woman Dies in Farm Fall

Authorities are investigating the death of an eastern Iowa woman who fell at her farm. First responders were sent around noon Saturday to the farm about 4 miles northwest of Earlville. They found 39-year-old Amy Mullis injured. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says Mullis was taken to a hospital in Manchester, where she died. Details…

Uni Panthers

FB: Loss to Penguins May Leave Panthers in the Cold

The Youngstown State Penguins pulled away from the UNI Panthers on Saturday in eastern Ohio, dropping UNI’s record to .500 and jeopardizing the Panthers hopes to reach the 2018 FCS playoffs. Youngstown jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, on the way to a 31-10 result. A four-yard jump ball touchdown to Briley Moore in…

MBB: Panthers Slip In First Road Game

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the cliché didn’t apply to the UNI Panthers’ shooting percentage from three-point range on Saturday. UNI connected on just 13.6% of their attempts from beyond the arc during a 74-65 loss to the Texas-Arlington Mavericks. The Panthers were particularly cold in the second half, knocking down just…

WBB: UNI Splits Season-Opening Weekend

After ending the 2017/18 season in the WNIT last spring, the UNI Panther women’s basketball team began their new schedule in the Preseason WNIT with a Friday win versus Delaware before falling on the road at Marquette on Sunday. At the McLeod Center Friday, sophomore point guard Karli Rucker went 8-15 from the field and…

VB: Panthers Win Final Home Matches

The UNI Panther volleyball team goes on a two-game trip to the State of Indiana this weekend in control of their own destiny as they seek the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference volleyball regular season championship. A pair of wins against Evansville and Indiana State would yield at least a share of the title, and if…

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…