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Parkersburg Mayor Resigns

Parkersburg Mayor Denny Kannegieter resigned Monday. He declined to comment on the exact reasons why. Kannegieter was elected elected mayor in November 2013 after serving four years on the city council. City council member Leon Thorne will serve as mayor…

posted 2014-12-18 08:04:08 by KXEL

Odekirk Selected as Judge

Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed David P. Odekirk of Waterloo as a judge in northeast Iowa's Judicial District 1B. Odekirk received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Iowa and is currently in private practice.  Odekirk was appointed…

posted 2014-12-18 08:02:13 by KXEL


Morning Fire at Cedar Rapids Church

Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to a call at St. James United Methodist Church, 1430 Ellis Boulevard NW, around 8:15 a.m. this morning. Adults and children associated with a before school daycare at the school had safely escaped prior to firefighters'…

posted 2014-12-16 09:33:21 by KXEL

Waterloo Garbage Collection Cancelled for Tuesday

Garbage collection regularly scheduled for today has been cancelled due to high winds at the landfill. Today’s garbage collection will be picked up Saturday, December 20, 2014. Garbage carts must be at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. that…

posted 2014-12-16 09:31:39 by KXEL

Waterloo Buys Wonder Bakery Building

Waterloo City Council members voted 6-1 last night to buy the former Wonder Bread/Hostess bakery building at 325 Commercial St. from Flowers Baking Co. for just over $400,000. A number of downtown business owners and supporters attended the meeting with…

posted 2014-12-16 06:18:11 by KXEL

21-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Cedar Falls Robbery

Cedar Falls Police have arrested a Cedar Falls woman in connection with the robbery of the Prime Mart Convenience Store last night. 21-year-old Cheyanne Rose Meany was charged with Robbery in the First Degree this morning. Officers responded to the…

posted 2014-12-16 06:16:45 by KXEL


Feds Drop Investigation of Iowa Restaurant Owner

Federal prosecutors are dropping an effort to seize nearly $33,000 from an Iowa restaurant owner's bank account. The IRS became suspicious of Carole Hinders because of a pattern of cash deposits of less than $10,000. Hinders says the cash came…

posted 2014-12-15 08:23:42 by KXEL

City May Buy Wonder Bakery in Waterloo

The city may buy the old Wonder Bread bakery in Waterloo. City Council members are expected to vote tonight whether to buy the building at 325 Commercial St. from Flowers Baking Co. for around $400,000. The bakery ceased production in…

posted 2014-12-15 08:22:48 by KXEL

Rowley Man Again Charged with Sex Crime

A Buchanan County man is facing new felony charges following an arrest Thursday in Independence. 24-year-old Michael Toms of Rowley is charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse and Failure to comply with Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s…

posted 2014-12-15 08:21:55 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Sunday Morning Shooting

Cedar Rapids Police are investigating after a report of shots being fired on the city's southeast side. Officers were dispached to the 100 block of Tahoe Court SE shortly after midnight on Sunday. Police say gunfire hit a home at…

posted 2014-12-15 08:21:34 by KXEL

Sunday Night Shooting Injures Waterloo Man

A shooting in Waterloo Sunday night sent one person to the hospital. Police responded shortly after 8 p.m. to the 1200 block of Lincoln Street. Officers arrived to find a victim, who was taken to the emergency room with a…

posted 2014-12-15 08:20:04 by KXEL


Panther Men Lose in 2OT at VCU; First Loss of Season

The UNI men's basketball team lost for the first time this season, falling in double overtime at Virgina Commonwealth, 93-87, Saturday. The Panthers (9-1) rallied from an 11-point second half deficit and even took a two-point lead on Matt Bohannon's…

posted 2014-12-13 21:09:19 by KXEL