KXEL News

Waterloo Council Grills City Attorney Candidates

The Waterloo City Council is in-session this(Fri) afternoon, interviewing candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant City Attorney position.  Veteran City Attorney Dave Zellhoefer told council members several months ago that he’ll be retiring by August 1st. The four names on an interview schedule distributed by the city are: *Martin Peterson *Clint Fichter *Micah Hawker Boehnke *And James…

Hawkeye State Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 2.4%

Iowa’s official government unemployment rate remained 2.4% in June, making it among the lowest in the nation. The rate released today(Fri)  by the Workforce Development agency ranked third in the nation, behind only Vermont and North Dakota. Iowa’s unemployment rate has stayed steady at 2.4% for nearly a year.  Both the number of people working…

Case Against Former AAU Coach Stephen Spreads to Civil Court

Sportswear maker Adidas Group has been added as a defendant in a lawsuit against former Iowa youth basketball coach Greg Stephen, now serving a 180-year prison sentence for sexually exploiting hundreds of former players. The civil lawsuit was initially filed in state court in Iowa in November on behalf of a victim identified only as…

CR Co. Sued by State; Accused of Asbestos-Related Shortcomings

The state of Iowa has sued a Cedar Rapids company for asbestos removal violations during renovations of Cedar Rapids Washington High School. The renovations took place in 2014 and 2015. The lawsuit accuses Abatement Specialties of failing to thoroughly inspect for and remove the asbestos before the renovation, along with other allegations. The company could…

Uni Panthers

Wrestling: UNI Grappler Claims a Title

Drew Foster became UNI’s first Division I wrestling national champion since 2000, defeating Max Dean of Cornell, 6-4, during the 184 pound title match on Saturday evening in Pittsburgh. UNI hadn’t had a finalist since 2005, and the Panthers’ last champion was Tony Davis, who won at 149 pounds nearly two decades ago. Foster’s route…

WBB: Panthers Bow in WNIT

After opening the 2018/19 schedule in the Preseason WNIT, the UNI Panther women’s basketball squad closed their year during the first round of the Postseason WNIT Friday. The Minnesota Gophers made nine of their first 10 shots and built a 26-6 lead on the way to a 91-75 decision over UNI at Williams Arena in…

WBB: Panthers WNIT Preview

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team is bound for the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Northern Iowa will meet Minnesota in Minneapolis during the first round of the tournament Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Williams Arena. Coverage on News/Talk 1540 KXEL will begin at 6:15. The Panthers go into the game with a 20-12 record…

WBB: MVC Tournament Recap

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team earned their 20th victory of the season during the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in Moline, and perhaps enough prestige to claim a bid to the Postseason WNIT. Friday night, Taylor Hagen drove to the basket and hit a contested layup with 17 seconds left to give UNI a 64-63…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Monday, July 22, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, July 22, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Monday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–“The Mask of Lincoln” exhibit is returning to The Hearst Center in Cedar Falls. Abby Haigh of The Hearst Center talks about how the photography of the era captured the 16th president for future generations. 6:35–Fast food restaurants may soon be scanning…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, July 19, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, July 19, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Friday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The pros and top amateurs will have the run of Waterloo’s golf courses during the Waterloo Open, hosted by the Cedar Valley Jaycees. Waterloo Open Chair Cody Stoppel talks about the event. 6:35–Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away this…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, July 18, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The 2019 Shrine Bowl all-star football game is this Saturday in Cedar Falls. The organization’s Marlin Mullnix stops in to talk about the game and accompanying festivities. 6:35– Parties on both sides of a lawsuit related to the Missouri law that prohibits…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Wednesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–New research often displaces, or changes, the conclusions drawn from older research. That can be challenging, and during a Science of Parenting Update Cindy Thompson of Iowa State University Extension offers suggestions for fielding the new information as it comes in. 6:50–Montana…