KXEL News

Cedar Rapids School Custodian Accused of Sexual Abuse

A Cedar Rapids school custodian is on administrative leave after he allegedly sexually abused a teen girl over a two-year period.  Police say 53-year old Michael Beard is accused of sexually abusing the teen when she was between the ages of 13 and 15.  He was arrested Aug. 27.  Beard, who has been a custodian…

Busch Light Money Keeps Multiplying; Will All Go to Stead Hospital

An Iowa State fan’s sign asking for more beer money has now raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. 23-year old Carson King held up a sign at the Cy-Hawk game last Saturday that read “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished – Venmo- Carson-King-25,” and got $6,000 in…

Iowa Ag Department Seeks Stronger Animal Protection Rules

The Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship is proposing a new set of administrative rules that could significantly improve the lives of dogs, cats and other companion animals in a state long regarded as among the worst in the country for animal protection. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced this week that he’lll…

4-H Foundation Camp & Retreat Center Up for Sale

MADRID, Iowa (AP) – A central Iowa camp that hosted thousands of 4-H participants over the decades is up for sale.  The Iowa 4-H Foundation announced this week it’s selling the Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center in Madrid.  The foundation itself was formed in 1949 to build the camp, which is located on 1,000…

Uni Panthers

FB: Panthers Push Past Bengals

FB: Panthers Push Past Bengals

The UNI Panther defense kept the Idaho State Bengals out of the end zone at the UNI Dome on Saturday, while the Panther offense piled up just enough points for a 13-6 win. The Bengals had the first two scores of the game on 42- and 35-yard field goals to hold a 6-0 lead by…

VB: UNI Brews Up Wins in Milwaukee

VB: UNI Brews Up Wins in Milwaukee

The UNI Panther volleyball team won two of three matches in Milwaukee over the weekend during the Marquette Invitational. Friday evening, the Panthers swept Saint Louis 25-23, 25-16, and 25-22. In a close first set, UNI overcame a 19-16 deficit and recorded five of the final seven points to prevail. Karlie Taylor led the team…

VB: Wins Bookend Mizzou Trip

VB: Wins Bookend Mizzou Trip

The UNI Panther volleyball team won the first and last matches during a four-game trip to Columbia, Missouri, over the weekend, with a pair of losses in between. Friday afternoon, UNI topped UMKC in four sets, 25-10, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, led by Karlie Taylor with 24 kills. During the featured Friday evening match versus the…

VB: Cyclones Top Panthers in Four

VB: Cyclones Top Panthers in Four

The ball kept going to Karlie Taylor Tuesday, and the UNI senior led all players with a match-high 24 kills, but it wasn’t enough. The Iowa State Cyclone Volleyball team defeated the UNI Panthers, 3-sets-to-1 (25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21). Taylor attempted 71 attacks, tying for the fourth-highest total ever for a Panther during a four-set…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Monday, September 23, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, September 23, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Monday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Fall can mean planting as well as harvesting. Urban agriculture specialist Steven Eilers of Iowa State Extension talks about what flower lovers will be doing soon to bring flowers up almost as soon as the snow melts in the spring. 6:35–Google and…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, September 20, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, September 20, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Friday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Norman Borlaug’s hometown of Cresco will celebrate the legendary agronomist this weekend. Jason Passmore of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce previews the annual Norman Borlaug Harvest Festival. 6:35–A federal college bribery investigation is leading to prison time in some cases. Fox…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, September 19, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Black Hawk County residents have the opportunity to safely dispose of some hazardous materials this weekend. Tammy Turner of Waste Trac talks about what will be accepted at Saturday’s fall drop off even in Cedar Falls. 6:35–An amazing collection of corn- and…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Eric Giddens is Energy Education & Outreach Coordinator at UNI’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education, and also a state senator from Cedar Falls. He talks about a program UNI CEEE will host at Cedar Falls Public Library next Monday. 6:35–Earlier this…