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UNI Women Topple Northern Illinois

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team topped the Northern Illinois Huskies 51-42 to improve its overall record to 4-6 following its third consecutive win. Madison Weekly led the team with 13 points, adding three boards and two assists.…

posted 2014-12-22 06:48:17 by KXEL

Future of Toledo's Juvenile Home Still Unclear

The future of the former Iowa Juvenile Home facility in Toledo remains unclear, and questions about how the state will care for delinquent girls remain. Supporters of the facility hope the state will decide soon what to do with it,…

posted 2014-12-22 06:47:23 by KXEL

Waterloo Leaders May Start New Foundation

Some community leaders may start a new civic foundation if the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa moves its headquarters in Cedar Falls. Attorney Mike Young filed papers with the Iowa Secretary of State's Office earlier this month, reserving the names…

posted 2014-12-22 06:46:25 by KXEL

Police Arrest Two Following Friday Shooting

Police officers on patrol in Waterloo heard a gunshot Friday night, and that led to two men being arrested. Members of  the department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team observed a shot being fired near the 700 block of Logan Avenue about…

posted 2014-12-22 06:45:21 by KXEL


Iowa City Man Charged with 18 Counts of Sexual Abuse

Police say an Iowa City man has been accused of sexual abuse over several encounters. The Iowa City Police Department says 23-year-old Nathan Schloss was arrested Friday and charged with 18 counts of felony third-degree sexual abuse. A criminal complaint…

posted 2014-12-20 08:22:51 by KXEL


Eastern Iowa Radio Personality Succumbs to Cancer

A well-known eastern Iowa radio personality has passed away. Scott Steele lost his five-year battle with cancer Thursday evening. He worked at a number of radio stations in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids for many years.

posted 2014-12-19 07:22:10 by KXEL

Midamar Manager to Plead Guilty

A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company's exporting and marketing practices. The conspiracy charges filed yesterday against 50-year-old Philip G. Payne are the…

posted 2014-12-19 07:21:23 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Cedar Rapids police are continuing to look for a suspect in connection with a late afternoon bank robbery yesterday. Officers were called to the U.S. Bank at 129 16th Avenue SW shortly after 4 p.m. A lone individual had entered…

posted 2014-12-19 07:20:39 by KXEL

Deere Sells Insurance Business

Deere & Co. said yesterday it had reached agreement to sell its crop insurance business, subject to regulatory approval, to West Des Moines-based Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa. Deere will sell both John Deere Insurance Co. and John…

posted 2014-12-19 07:20:11 by KXEL

Iowa City Police Complete Internal Investigation

The Iowa City Police Department says it has completed an internal investigation into an accidental shooting at a substation that injured two officers while they were cleaning their service weapons. Chief Sam Hargadine is reviewing the investigation report, but there…

posted 2014-12-19 07:18:29 by KXEL


Marshalltown Man Killed by Police

Marshalltown Police have identified the man who was shot and killed by officers yesterday morning.The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. yesterday, when two officers encountered a man armed with a handgun on a Marshalltown street. Police say the man…

posted 2014-12-18 08:06:47 by KXEL

Oelwein Woman Finds Dog in Well Pit

An Oelwein woman found something unexpected in her yard yesterday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said a dog fell into an  old well at a home off 50th Street, a rural area just northeast of Oelwein. Christina Edmonds said…

posted 2014-12-18 08:06:07 by KXEL