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Hutchins Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Black Hawk County jurors have found a 33-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in connection with a 2013 shooting death in Waterloo. The jury concluded Thursday that Antonio Hutchins is guilty of first-degree murder and willful injury causing serious injury.…

posted 2015-01-30 08:07:33 by KXEL

Man Charged with Murder in November Stabbing

A man arrested in November for domestic assault has now been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Shawonyta Norman. Waterloo police said Thursday night that 45-year-old Martez Smith was charged with first degree murder. Investigators say…

posted 2015-01-30 08:03:58 by KXEL


Waterloo Teen Detained Following Shots Being Fired

A Waterloo teenager has been detained after police found a gun moments after an overnight gunfire report Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but neighbors in the 2100 block of Weis Court called police after hearing gunfire at about 2:35 a.m.…

posted 2015-01-29 08:11:44 by KXEL

Panthers Top Salukis; Shockers Next

Paul Jesperson matched his season-high with 13 points and Seth Tuttle also had 13 as the 18th-ranked University of Northern Iowa earned a 59-52 win over Southern Illinois in men's college basketball Wednesday night. Jesperson had scored 12 points in…

posted 2015-01-29 08:09:34 by KXEL

Hampton Man's Conviction Thrown Out by Appeals Court

An appeals court is throwing out the harassment conviction of a Hampton, Iowa man who posted disturbing photos about mass murder on Facebook. The Iowa Court of Appeals says Jonathan Elphic didn't admit to facts that would support his guilty…

posted 2015-01-29 08:08:04 by KXEL


Investigators to Review Cook/Collins Case

Two investigators who worked on the disappearance of Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins will discuss the case with national experts. One member of the Evansdale Police Department and an agent from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will meet with…

posted 2015-01-28 06:41:58 by KXEL

Waterloo Increases Regulation of After-Hours Businesses

Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously and without discussion Monday to approve ordinance changes designed to give the city and its police officers more authority over after-hours businesses. Safety Services Director Dan Trelka suggested during a work session last week…

posted 2015-01-28 06:40:17 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Shots Fired Report

Cedar Rapids police are investigating a report of shots being fired near the intersection of 16th Street SE and Bever Avenue Tuesday evening. Officers say the call came in at 7:30 p.m. and no injuries were reported, though a house…

posted 2015-01-28 06:39:09 by KXEL


Waterloo Hotel Fire Sends Woman to Hospital

Waterloo authorities say a woman was hospitalized after a fire broke out in her hotel room. An employee at Quality Inn & Suites says he received a call for help from a woman, and when he reached her hotel floor,…

posted 2015-01-27 08:43:53 by KXEL


Federal Grant Might Pay for Additional Firefighters

Waterloo Fire Rescue wants to hire more firefighters with the help of a federal grant. Last March, the city council voted to cut three firefighter jobs because of budget constraints. Now fire officials say they hope to receive a grant…

posted 2015-01-26 07:55:49 by KXEL

RAGBRAI to Overnight in Cedar Falls

RAGBRAI organizers have announced the overnight stops for this year's ride, and for the fifth time, Cedar Falls will host the tens of thousands of cyclists. Other stops during the July 19-25 ride will be Hiawatha, Coralville, Eldora, Storm Lake…

posted 2015-01-26 06:24:23 by KXEL


Deere to Layoff Another 565 in Waterloo

Another 565 Deere workers in Waterloo will be out of work by March. The company announced today the layoff of 910 people at facilities in Iowa and Illinois. That includes 565 at three locations in Waterloo, 300 in Ankeny and…

posted 2015-01-23 08:00:13 by KXEL