KXEL News

Pre-Dawn Stabbing, Fatal Car Fire Connected: Waterloo PD

An early morning stabbing today(Fri) and a fiery crash moments later appear to be related, according to Waterloo police, who continue to investigate the death. Authorities say the Chevrolet Trialblazer that was found on fire with the body of a man inside around 2:20 a.m. in the 3200 block of Kimball Avenue matches the description…

Police Release Name of Waterloo Boy whose Bike Collided with Truck

A Waterloo boy who was injured in a bicycle accident with a pickup truck yesterday(Thur) has been transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City for treatment. The child’s condition wasn’t immediately available, but authorities have released his name. Police say10-year-old Keion Bridges was riding his bike south across Franklin Street at…

City of Cedar Falls Sets Date for New Public Safety Bldg. Open House

The City of Cedar Falls has scheduled an open house for the new Public Safety Building, at 4600 South Main Street.   Mayor Jim Brown says the event is a week from this coming Monday, the 24th, from 4-7 pm, with a public ribbon-cutting at 4:15. If you didn’t know, the Cedar Falls Fire Department will…

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 Tuesday, June 18, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Monday, tune in for This Morning, America’s First News with Gordon Deal. The KXEL Morning News returns Tuesday between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The sounds of 50 years ago are in focus Friday. University of Northern Iowa music professor Jonathan Schwabe visits to reflect on music from 1969. 6:35–Tuesdays and Thursdays during the KXEL…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, June 14, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is celebrating 150 years of service in 2019. Firefighter Lucas Kennedy and Chief Andrew Olesen talk about the past and the future of firefighting in Cedar Rapids. 6:35–A former football star has been convicted in the first of several…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, June 13, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Illustrator and children’s author Mike Wohnoutka will be in Cedar Falls, Monticello, and Dubuque this week. He talks about the process of illustrating children’s stories. 6:35–Both sides continue to work toward the settlement of a lawsuit involving Missouri’s meat-labeling law. Ken Root reports during…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Author Dan Abrams talks with Jeff Stein about his new book which explores a court case involving Theodore Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy. 6:35–Will public boxing rings be a new part of life in Baltimore? Fox…