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DL Renewal Kiosks Coming to Waterloo, Cedar Falls

Next spring, Iowans will be able to go to libraries, grocers and convenience stores to update their driver’s license rather than waiting in line at motor vehicle offices. The North Liberty Public Library is among 20 non-traditional locations around the…

posted 2014-12-30 09:49:27 by KXEL

Waterloo Man Indicted for October Shooting

A federal grand jury has indicted a Waterloo resident on weapons charges following a shooting in October. Sir Frank William Nelson III, 19, of 709 Logan Ave., was charged with being a marijuana user in possession of a firearm in…

posted 2014-12-30 09:48:25 by KXEL


Panther Marching Band Leaves for London

UNI’s Panther Marching Band headed overseas Sunday to participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade. The band will be visible to millions of people as the parade is broadcast worldwide on January 1st, 2015. Friends and family gathered for…

posted 2014-12-29 09:18:15 by KXEL

Driver Kills Himself During Marion Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop in Marion ended with a man turning the gun on himself Saturday night. Police say an officer pulled over a driver for a traffic violation around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They say during that traffic stop, the…

posted 2014-12-29 09:17:24 by KXEL


Arrest Made After Traer Accident, Chase

The Tama County Sheriff arrested a man authorities say ran from a crash near Traer yesterday. Deputies say the Traer fire chief saw 21-year-old Martin Mendoza of Elgin, Illinois, driving through Traer at more than 100 miles per hour before…

posted 2014-12-26 09:16:16 by KXEL

Unemployment Rate Spikes in Waterloo/Cedar Falls

Unemployment in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan statistical area was 4.5 percent in November, up half a point from 4 percent in October and 3.8 percent in November 2013, according to Iowa Workforce Development. The monthly survey’s numbers do take into…

posted 2014-12-26 09:15:14 by KXEL

Identity of Christmas Eve Shooting Victim Released

One person died in a Christmas Eve shooting at a Waterloo home. Authorities responded to a call at a home at 302 E. 10th St. shortly before 9:30 Wednesday evening. 52-year-old Randy Dawson was taken to a hospital and pronounced…

posted 2014-12-26 09:14:24 by KXEL

Overnight Fight, Stabbing in Waterloo

Waterloo police are investigating a fight and stabbing outside a convenience store early this morning. Police say five people transported themselves to Allen Hospital after the incident, which happened around 2 a.m., outside the Prime Mart, 508 Broadway St.  All…

posted 2014-12-26 09:13:18 by KXEL


Dog Found in Well Has New Home

A dog saved from a Fayette County well will soon have a home. Firefighters saved the dog from a well near Oelwein last week. "Brownie", as he was named, was taken to the Oelwein Vet Clinic to be cared for…

posted 2014-12-25 08:18:16 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Theater to Show "The Interview"

The Galaxy 16 Cine in Cedar Rapids is the only Iowa movie theater scheduled to show the controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day, according to Wehrenberg Theatres officials. The film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, follows two entertainment…

posted 2014-12-25 08:16:19 by KXEL

Man Killed in Christmas Eve Shooting

Waterloo police say a man is dead after a Christmas Eve shooting. Officers responded to the call just before 9:30 Wednesday night to a home at 302 East 10th Street. Police said emergency crews took the man to a hospital…

posted 2014-12-25 08:14:22 by KXEL


Man Sentenced for Selling Crack at Candy Store

A Dubuque man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for selling crack cocaine at a candy store. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 36-year-old Dwayne Howard was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty in October to one count of…

posted 2014-12-24 06:24:51 by KXEL