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Regents approve $523 million university funding request

The Iowa Board of Regents voted Wednesday to ask the Iowa Legislature for nearly $523 million in funding next year for the state's three public universities. The amount includes $12.9 million to prevent cuts to the University of Iowa's budget…

posted 2014-09-11 06:40:38 by KXEL

University of Iowa to offer 3-year degree

The University of Iowa announced Wednesday plans to create a program that would allow some students to earn their undergraduate degree in three years. University President Sally Mason told the Iowa Board of Regents that the program will be implemented…

posted 2014-09-11 06:27:10 by KXEL

Woman reported missing in Johnson County

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find a missing woman. Deputies say 21-year-old Natasha Hulbert-Davis was last seen the morning of September 5th, wearing a blue shirt, black pants and tall, black riding boots.  She may…

posted 2014-09-11 06:23:55 by KXEL

Shots fired in SW Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to a report of shots fired on the city's southwest side Wednesday evening. The report came in at 7:03 p.m. in the area of Third Avenue and 13th Street Southwest.  The person who called 911…

posted 2014-09-11 05:59:54 by KXEL


Iowa State University enrollment up to new record

Iowa State University President Steven Leath said Wednesday the university has set an enrollment record for the sixth consecutive year at 34,732 students. Presidents of the three state-run universities updated the Iowa Board of Regents on enrollment figures.  The numbers…

posted 2014-09-10 14:33:03 by KXEL

Artist to create freedom rock in Cedar Falls

A Greenfield artist known for painting patriotic scenes on large boulders has agreed to create another freedom rock in Cedar Falls. Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II has completed 20 such rocks and hopes to paint freedom rocks in all of Iowa's…

posted 2014-09-10 13:33:04 by KXEL

Six named to Waterloo East HS Hall of Fame

Six individuals have been selected to the Waterloo East High Hall of Fame for 2014. The East High Hall of Fame honors East graduates who have distinguished themselves through achievements, service and contributions to both East High and the community…

posted 2014-09-10 12:03:56 by KXEL

UNI fall enrollment up 4 percent

The University of Northern Iowa today released its official enrollment figures for fall 2014. Enrollment numbers are determined on students enrolled through the end of the 10th day of classes.  UNI's total fall enrollment is 11,928.  Officials report that new…

posted 2014-09-10 12:01:09 by KXEL

Police seek help in identifying theft suspects

Cedar Falls police are asking the public's assistance to help solve two ongoing theft investigations. The two persons in the photos below are believed to be involved in recent thefts near the Hy-Vee Food Store at 6301 University Avenue, and…

posted 2014-09-10 11:52:49 by KXEL

ACT testing waters for electronic exams

Thousands of students took the ACT on computers in April, marking the first time the college entrance exam was administered without a pencil and paper, according to the Iowa City-based company that provides the test. "ACT is really committed to…

posted 2014-09-10 09:49:35 by KXEL

Floyd County board asking vets panel chief to quit

The chairman of the Floyd County Veterans Affairs Commission has no intention to step down from his post, despite a request from the county Board of Supervisors. The board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to send Dennis Sanvig a letter asking…

posted 2014-09-10 07:17:12 by KXEL

Man who slammed boat into Clear Lake dock fined

A 29-year-old man who authorities said slammed a boat into a public dock on Clear Lake, injuring 10 people, has pleaded guilty to boating while intoxicated. William Nicholas of Clear Lake pleaded guilty on Monday to the misdemeanor charge.  On…

posted 2014-09-10 06:49:12 by KXEL