Category Archives: KXEL News

Ban-the-Box Ordinance is Recommended Again in Waterloo

Waterloo’s Commission on Human Rights is once again pitching to the city council an ordinance that would bar employers from asking questions about criminal histories on job applications – the so-called “ban the box,” approach to fair hiring practices. The commission’s proposal, put together by Human Rights Commission Executive Director Abraham Funchess, would also apply…Read more »

As Floodwaters Recede, More Black Hawk Co. Roads Reopen

A number of additional Black Hawk County roads that had been closed because they were flooded, have now been reopened.   Included on the most recent list provided by the county’s Engineering Department are: Moline Road between Gresham Road and Cedar Wapsi Road Moline Road between Donald Street and East Airline Highway North Black Hawk/Buchanan Avenue…Read more »

Colesburg Man who Phoned in School Bomb Threat Arrested

A 26-year-old eastern Iowa father has been accused of phoning in a bomb threat to an elementary school. Authorities say Ean Weipert was arrested Tuesday at his home in Colesburg.  Bremer County court records say he’s charged with intimidation and with threat of terrorism. A criminal complaint says Weipert called a staffer Tuesday at Durant…Read more »

DG(Dollar General) Brand Baby Cough Syrup Recall Ordered

Some cough syrup for infants sold nationwide by Dollar General stores is being recalled. “DG Health NATURALS Baby Cough Syrup + Mucus,” has the potential, according to the Food & Drug Administration, to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans, which has the potential to produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness, in one case vomiting, and…Read more »

Waterloo St. Vincent de Paul Society Drops Russo, Reorganizes

It’s 38 years-and-out for the Waterloo District Council Executive Director of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul.     St. Vincent De Paul council president Joe Sobczyk(SOHB-chick) says long-time leader Pat Russo’s position has been eliminated, his former duties divided among council leadership and volunteers. The change comes in the wake of an IRS filing of…Read more »

CV Women’s Groups Planning Monuments to Mark 19th Amendment

An eastern Iowa group is hoping to get permission to build a sculpture commemorating women’s voting rights, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Members of the Cedar Falls/Waterloo 19th Amendment Centennial Committee asked the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to authorize the monument.  The group hopes to install…Read more »