KXEL News

City of Waterloo Issues Snow Emergency Warning

The City of Waterloo has declared a Snow Emergency until tomorrow(Thur) morning at 8 o’clock. Snow routes are in effect and residents are encouraged to move their vehicles off the street so the snow removal crews can get them cleared.   The 48-hour parking violation will be enforced. Citizens are also reminded that trucks spread salt…

Wind Chill in Eastern Iowa Could Hit 35 Below Zero Friday

Many of the roads in eastern Iowa remain completely or partially covered. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for much of Eastern Iowa.   IMPACTS: O’Mara said blowing snow isn’t a concern right now, but it will be windy. He said blowing snow will be something to watch out for on Thursday as the…

“No Changes to IPERS, This Year or Next:” Iowa Rep. Bobby Kaufmann

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The chairman of a House committee that would consider any changes to the public worker pension program says no legislation will pass this year or next that would change the system. Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, chairman of the House State Government Committee, says  “simply unequivocally,” there will not be any changes…

“Fetal Heartbeat” Abortion Law Called Unconstitutional by Iowa Judge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A state judge has struck down Iowa’s restrictive “fetal heartbeat” abortion law. Judge Michael Huppert yesterday(Tue) found the law unconstitutional. He concluded that the Iowa Supreme Court’s earlier decisions that affirm a woman’s fundamental right to an abortion would preclude the new law passed last year. The law would ban…

Uni Panthers

MBB: MVC Week 3 Recap

The Panther men’s basketball team split games against a pair of opponents from Indiana, protecting the McLeod Center court before falling on the road. Wednesday’s matchup was against Indiana State, and UNI scored a 69-64 win. The Panthers led by as many as 12 points in the opening half, driven to the advantage by Spencer…

WBB: MVC Week 3 Recap

The two Missouri Valley Conference preseason favorites met in the only Panther women’s basketball game of the week. The Drake Bulldogs visited the McLeod Center Friday and remained perfect in the MVC at UNI’s expense, rolling back home through the snow with an 88-64 win. Drake started the game in impressive fashion and built a…

MBB: MVC Week 2 Recap

After coming up just short during a Tuesday night road game, the Panthers protected their home court Sunday during a matchup with their only in-state conference rival. Tuesday’s game represented two losses in one. The Illinois State Redbirds held off UNI 70-69 in Normal. Freshman A.J. Green made two of three free throws with seconds…

WBB: MVC Week 2 Recap

The Panther women’s basketball team rolled to a pair of double-digit home wins over the weekend, topping Valparaiso and Loyola. Friday’s 19-point win against the Crusaders was much closer at halftime before UNI flipped a three-point intermission deficit with a big second half. The Panthers used a 21-0 third-quarter run to pick up the 71-52…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 6:35–It’s not clear when the government will get back to “normal” operation. Some ag leaders and officials believe it will take years to overcome the effects. Ken Root of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network talks with Jeff Stein about what those figures are saying…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 6:35–If you post something mean or nasty on social media, don’t expect the courts to come to your rescue if you get fired from your job. Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Wendy Patrick talks about a case along those lines which has reached Federal…

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…