KXEL News

Waterloo Council Hears from Airport Users, Decides to Put Off Voting on Runway Shutdown

Waterloo Council Hears from Airport Users, Decides to Put Off Voting on Runway Shutdown

It’s been discussed and debated for years, but one-of-the-three Waterloo Regional Airport runways…the shorter one they call “6-24,”…has avoided being shut down by the city council, at least for the next three weeks. Airport Director Keith Kaspari is recommending that the 78-year old strip, which was re-built 39 years ago, be de-commissioned due to its…

Waterloo Man Convicted of Escape from Work-Release Center

Waterloo Man Convicted of Escape from Work-Release Center

A Waterloo man who fled from a halfway house after serving prison time for a federal firearm charge has been found guilty of escape.  Authorities said 35-year old Lonnel Porter had checked out of the Waterloo Reentry Release Center to attend work on Sept. 16.  When corrections officials checked at his job, they found he…

December Hit & Run in Center Point Leads to Charges Against Urbana Man

December Hit & Run in Center Point Leads to Charges Against Urbana Man

A driver faces several charges stemming from what authorities say was a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a bar in Linn County. County court records say 30-year-old Bret Klima of Urbana is charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and other crimes. The crash occurred around 1:30 the morning of …

Iowa Stricter than Neighbors on Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Request

Iowa Stricter than Neighbors on Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Request

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Iowa regulators have gone beyond their counterparts in North Dakota by requiring owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity does not increase the potential of a spill. Energy Transfer wants to double the capacity of the pipeline…

Uni Panthers

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

Two big performances by A.J. Green, two UNI Panther wins, and a third Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week award. The latest honor for Green was announced on Monday by the MVC. The sophomore scored 29 against Valparaiso last Wednesday and 25 versus Bradley Saturday. With wins in both of those games, the Panthers…

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team held the visiting Indiana State Sycamores to six first quarter points and seven during the second period, on the way to a convincing 73-43 victory. Cynthia Wolf led the balanced UNI offense with 14 points.  The sophomore added 13 rebounds for a double-double. Rose Simon-Ressler had 13 points in…

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

Two weeks after a home victory over the Bradley Braves, the UNI Panther men’s basketball team earned a repeat outcome on the road in Peoria Saturday, 86-71. Sophomore guard A.J. Green was on the court for all but two minutes and led the effort with 25 points.  He has now recorded 20 or more points…

WBB: Happy Homecoming for UNI Women

WBB: Happy Homecoming for UNI Women

Playing at the McLeod Center for the first time in more than a month, the UNI Panther women’s basketball team held off the Evansville Purple Aces 76-60 on Friday. Karli Rucker knocked down six of UNI’s 13 three-pointers during a 28 point effort, representing her biggest scoring night of the season to date. In the…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, January 23, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–After hundreds of people packed the dome for the Pack the Dome volunteer event on Monday, Lauren Finke, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, talks about channeling all of that volunteer enthusiasm. 6:35–Go in depth on the latest…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Legislation which would prevent inhumane treatment of pets and companion animals could be taken up by the Iowa Senate at any time. Haley Anderson of the Iowa Pet Alliance talks about the Community and Pet Protection Act. 6:35–Internal emails saying the Boeing…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Tuesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–In a forthcoming book, author Mark Stein looks at some unique presidential candidates of the past. The Presidential Fringe; Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office is scheduled to be released next month. 6:35–Hear agribusiness news each morning, and tune in for…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, January 17, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Friday, January 17, 2020

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Friday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–As the Oscar nominations stir debate about the type and quality of roles available to actors of color in Hollywood today, author Ryan Ellett looks back on black actors and characters from radio’s golden era. 6:35–Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Loretta Powers…