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Waterloo/Cedar Falls Salvation Army Finds Gold Coin

An anonymous donor dropped a gold coin in a Salvation Army Red Kettle at the Hy-Vee on University Avenue Thursday. The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls is currently 40% toward its $727,000 goal.

posted 2014-12-12 06:44:41 by KXEL

Panther Women Top Bison

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team posted a 56-41 victory over the North Dakota State Bison Thursday, with all eight Panthers who saw playing time scoring at least one point in the game.For the second game in a…

posted 2014-12-12 06:42:30 by KXEL

No Clear Plan for Reorganizing Waterloo Schools

After five public meetings in November, leaders of the Waterloo Community School District say no preferred plan clearly emerged in the district’s push to add more technical classes for students. Throughout the month, district leaders had three plans to bolster…

posted 2014-12-12 06:39:50 by KXEL


Waterloo Yard Waste Site to Reopen for Weekend

The City of Waterloo will temporarily re-open the yard waste site for resident use only this Saturday and Sunday, December 13th & 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Weather conditions may allow citizens to complete pre-winter yard maintenance that…

posted 2014-12-11 08:20:30 by KXEL

Thieves Steal Dubuque Fire Hydrant

Police are trying to figure out what happened to a fire hydrant in Dubuque. It was reported missing Tuesday from the corner of Asbury Road and South Way. Police say one member of that neighborhood said it was missing for…

posted 2014-12-11 08:19:28 by KXEL

Arlington Student Charged with School Bomb Threat

Deputies took a 16-year-old Arlington student into custody after they say he made a bomb threat to the Starmont high school yesterday. Logan James Druecker of rural Arlington was charged with a felony of making "threats". Officials defined the charge…

posted 2014-12-11 08:17:51 by KXEL

Three Percent Pay Raise Suggested for County Officials

The Black Hawk County compensation board voted 6-1 yesterday to recommend 3 percent pay raises for the county attorney, sheriff, auditor, recorder, treasurer and five members of the Board of Supervisors, effective July 1. Several members said larger increases were…

posted 2014-12-11 08:15:40 by KXEL

Waterloo Man Charged with Stealing Packages

Police have arrested a Waterloo man for allegedly stealing packages that had been delivered to homes. 31-year-old Jermaine Terrell Brown was charged with second-degree theft and three counts each of fifth-degree theft and trespassing. His bond was set at $20,000.…

posted 2014-12-11 08:14:14 by KXEL


More Claims Filed Against Roth Estate

More claims have been filed against the estate of David Roth, the Waterloo attorney who committed suicide in September. Credit card giant American Express is seeking to reclaim $91,000 for debt owed on two accounts, and Capitol One is looking…

posted 2014-12-10 08:14:33 by KXEL

Charles City Fire Injures One

One person was hurt in a fire that destroyed a house in Charles City yesterday morning. The fire was reported in a house at 10th Avenue and I Street about 8:15 a.m. One person in the house was taken to…

posted 2014-12-10 08:13:28 by KXEL

Marshalltown Death Termed Homicide

Authorities have ruled the death of a man found inside a house in Marshalltown on Saturday as a homicide.The state medical examiner's office says an autopsy was performed Sunday on 32-year-old Adam Paul Garrett, of Tama. The manner of death…

posted 2014-12-10 08:11:54 by KXEL

Waterloo Arson/Suicide Under Investigation

Waterloo Police say an arson/suicide took place in the city yesterday morning.  Authorities have not confirmed the identity of a man whose body found in the garage, or the manner of his death, but they did say the man is…

posted 2014-12-10 08:10:40 by KXEL