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Driver Hospitalized Following Rollover

The driver of a car involved in a rollover on Highway 30 yesterday had to be transported by Lifeguard to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Thomas Carter, of Mount Vernon, was driving…

posted 2015-01-15 07:30:23 by KXEL


Fire Destroys Traer Business

Fire destroyed a flower shop in downtown Traer Tuesday afternoon. The fire at Simply Blooming started shortly before 2 p.m. The owner of the business went to deliver flowers and left a candle burning; she returned to find flames inside…

posted 2015-01-14 08:08:07 by KXEL

Chimney Falls Off House; Hits Neighboring House

A chimney fell off of a home and hit a neighboring one in Waterloo on Tuesday. Waterloo firefighters were on the scene at 304 Sumner Street, where the chimney fell, for just about 15 minutes. Officials say the bricks barely…

posted 2015-01-14 08:06:40 by KXEL

18-Year-Old Charged with Running Prostitution Ring

A Waterloo man has been arrested after allegedly bringing two teenage girls to Chicago from Iowa and forcing them into prostitution. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Ferid Mahalbasic is charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor and involuntary servitude. Bail was…

posted 2015-01-14 08:05:01 by KXEL


Panthers Top Bradley, 63-52

The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team hung on for a 63-52 win at Bradley on Tuesday. The Panthers led by as many as 23 points in the second half before the Braves trimmed the lead to six with…

posted 2015-01-13 21:47:00 by KXEL

Plat Approved for Nottingham Development

Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously Monday to approve a final plat for 12 new single-family housing lots near the intersection of West Fourth Street and William Drive in the Nottingham addition. Robin Hood Enterprises, spearheaded by developer Rick Young,…

posted 2015-01-13 06:52:36 by KXEL

Snow Emergency in Cedar Falls

From 9 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Cedar Falls snow emergency rules will be invoked for hauling snow from the downtown and College Hill areas of the city. Motorists must move cars from any designated Emergency Snow Route in…

posted 2015-01-13 06:52:02 by KXEL


Teen Steals Weapon from Waterloo Police Car

Waterloo police are reviewing policies and testing locks after a teenager stole a rifle from a patrol car over the weekend. The car is assigned to school resource officers during the week, and was parked in the city annex across…

posted 2015-01-12 09:18:34 by KXEL


Obama to Speak in Cedar Falls Wednesday

President Barack Obama will visit Cedar Falls Wednesday as part of a tour to highlight plans to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats and promote increasing access to high-speed broadband throughout the U.S.  The president reportedly will speak…

posted 2015-01-10 18:50:02 by KXEL

UNI Men Win at Drake, 64-40

The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team used a 33-11 advantage in the second half to post a 64-40 road win over the Drake Bulldogs on Saturday in the Knapp Center in Des Moines. UNI (14-2 overall, 3-1 MVC)…

posted 2015-01-10 18:21:26 by KXEL

Friday Night Sports Results

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team defeated the Southern Illinois Salukis Friday night, 79-70. UNI improved its overall record to 7-7 and moved to 3-0 in conference play. The Panthers play again Sunday at the McLeod Center; listen…

posted 2015-01-10 10:28:52 by KXEL


Trucks with Hogs, Pork Loins Collide

Two trucks, one carrying live hogs and one carrying pork loins, collided with each other near Grundy Center earlier this week. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says they were called to the intersection of Highways 14 and 20 at around…

posted 2015-01-09 15:41:49 by KXEL