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Hwy 58-Ridgeway Ave traffic signal work planned

Cedar Falls police are alerting motorists to some maintenance work on traffic signals at a busy intersection. Cedar Falls Traffic Operations will have the traffic signals at Highway 58 & Ridgeway Avenue under four-way stop sign control on Saturday, September…

posted 2014-09-11 10:51:42 by KXEL

Cedar Falls PD to host 47th annual Safety City

The Cedar Falls Police Department will again be partnering with the Target Distribution Center to host the 47th annual 'Safety City.' The event will be held in the parking lot at the Target Distribution Center from September 16-19th.  Kindergarten students…

posted 2014-09-11 10:39:30 by KXEL

Authorities: Maquoketa shooter committed suicide

The 71-year-old man who fired at the county assessor after a meeting at the Jackson County Courthouse committed suicide. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner said in a news release that Francis "Gus" Glaser died from a gunshot…

posted 2014-09-11 10:18:16 by KXEL

UI hopes to use grass to power campus

The University of Iowa hopes it will be able to use grass as a biofuel to help power the campus About 70 people, including University of Iowa officials, on Wednesday toured Dan Black's farm where he is growing giant miscanthus,…

posted 2014-09-11 10:15:29 by KXEL

Chuck Long to lead Iowa Sports Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Sports Foundation has announced that Chuck Long has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Long will lead the organization in its efforts to provide quality sports, wellness, nutrition and fitness programs…

posted 2014-09-11 09:26:06 by KXEL

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