KXEL News

Waterloo Woman Arrested, Accused of Endangering 4-Month Old

A Waterloo woman has been charged with misdemeanor Child Endangerment in connection with an incident last May, during which an Amber Alert was issued. 28-year old Sarah Brown drove off with her then-4-month-old son, as an acquaintance told police about concerns over Brown’s behavior. She and her baby returned to their home on Reed Street…

Calmar Drug Probe Results in Three Arrests

Three people have been arrested and are now facing drug charges,  after a search warrant was served Wednesday in Calmar. 37-year-old Destiny Chambers of Calmar was charged with a felony controlled substance violation (methamphetamine), felony failure to affix drug stamp, felony gathering where controlled substances are used and aggravated possession of controlled substance (2nd offense).…

Iowa Budget Watchers Predict Slowing Revenue Growth Next Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – State budget experts say revenue projections for the current fiscal year are running slightly ahead of their October predictions, but the growth for the 2020 budget is expected to be considerably slower. The three-member Revenue Estimating Conference says state income is up about 4.7 percent from the previous year but…

NW Iowa Families Band Together to Fight Dead Hog Odors

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Eight northwest Iowa families are fighting a company they blame for not doing enough to address the smell of dead, rotting hogs from a nearby rendering plant. An attorney for the Estherville families filed a motion this week pushing for Emmet County leaders to take stronger action against Central Bi-Products, a…

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…