Category Archives: KXEL News

Quintarius Brown Murder/Robbery Trial Goes to Jury

Quintarius Brown Murder/Robbery Trial Goes to Jury

A jury is deciding the fate of a teen accused of killing a Waterloo man during a 2017 marijuana robbery.     18-year old Quintarius Brown is charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder. Prosecutor Brad Walz said Brown and others had gone to Cedric “Skee” Craft’s Courtland Street home on the night of Dec. 11, 2017,…Read more »

Hawkeye Hotels Planning Cedar Falls Residence Inn

Hawkeye Hotels Planning Cedar Falls Residence Inn

The company that built a new hotel in downtown Cedar Falls is proposing another one, this time on the Highway 58 corridor.     Hawkeye Hotels’ site plan for a five-story 119-room Residence Inn was approved Wednesday by the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission. It is expected to come before the City Council March 2.     The…Read more »

BHCo Supervisors Come to Consensus on County Budget

BHCo Supervisors Come to Consensus on County Budget

The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors agreed by consensus yesterday(Thur) in favor of a proposed budget.     It would reduce the county’s share of a homeowner’s tax bill by almost 3%.     The general and rural fund portions of the budget are subject to a public hearing March 5 under a new state law, and the…Read more »

With USMCA Done, Naig Leads Trade Mission to Mexico

With USMCA Done, Naig Leads Trade Mission to Mexico

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will lead a trade mission delegation to Mexico this coming Sunday, February 16-20. The mission, coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), is focused on increasing exports of manufactured products and agriculture goods. Iowa companies exported $2.1 billion in goods to Mexico in 2018. Mexico is Iowa’s second-largest…Read more »

New Cedar Falls H.S. to be Class-Ready by Fall of 2024

New Cedar Falls H.S. to be Class-Ready by Fall of 2024

Cedar Falls School District administrators said at this week’s board of education meeting that the new high school will be ready for classes by the fall of 2024.     The new high school will be about 300,000 square feet, or four times the size of the new Aldrich Elementary School at 2526 Ashworth Drive.     Construction of…Read more »

Retired Cedar Valley Teacher Took Money from his Union

Retired Cedar Valley Teacher Took Money from his Union

A former Waterloo teacher has admitted to taking money from his union.   Anthony Dehl pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Tuesday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.   Sentencing will be at a later date, and Dehl remains free in the meantime. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars and…Read more »

Testimony Resumes Today in Jerry Burns Murder Trial

Testimony Resumes Today in Jerry Burns Murder Trial

Legal teams gave their opening statements and witnesses were called on day one of the trial of Jerry Burns, a Manchester man charged in a 40-year-old murder.    Burns was arrested in 2018 for the murder of Michelle Martinko, after Cedar Rapids police created a DNA profile from blood found on Martinko’s dress.     The Kennedy High…Read more »