Category Archives: KXEL News

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

Iowa Department of Public Health reported 102 additional positive Covid-19 cases yesterday from the day before, for a total of 1,048. IDPH says an additional death was reported, in Benton County. Between Monday and Tuesday, new cases totaled 3 in Black Hawk, 16 in Johnson, and 11 in Linn County. There are three long-term care…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

THE WATERLOO CITY COUNCIL VOTED 6-1 IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS TO ISSUE STATEWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS. RESOLUTION SUPPORTERS CITE WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN CASES AND SAY THAT STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS WOULD CARRY MORE WEIGHT. A VERSION OF THE RESOLUTION WAS DRAFTED AT THE COUNTY LEVEL. MEANWHILE…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today 78 additional cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, totaling 946 positive cases to date. Reynolds said three more Iowans died from the disease bringing the state’s death toll to 25. One of those new deaths is from Linn County, while the other two are from Tama County. Reynolds also announced she’s…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Apr. 06, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Apr. 06, 2020

HOLY WEEK BEGAN YESTERDAY WITH PALM SUNDAY. MANY NORTHEAST IOWA CATHOLICS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE CELEBRATED MASS REMOTELY WITH BISHOP MICHAEL JACKELS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. JACKEL’S MESSAGE VIA A LIVE STEAM MENTIONED MANY OF THE PALM SUNDAY SYMBOLS THAT PARISHONERS MIGHT BE MISSING. BISHOP JACKELS USED THE EXPRESSION “PAYING IT FORWARD” WHEN TALKING ABOUT…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Apr. 06, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Apr. 06, 2020

Officials yesterday said eight more people died from COVID-19 in Iowa, and 83 new cases of the disease were reported between Saturday and Sunday. Last night, Gov. Reynolds’ office advised that she will be holding a news conference at 11 a.m. today; you’ll hear it live on KXEL. There are not many silver linings to…Read more »

KXEL Afternoon News for Fri. Apr. 03, 2020

KXEL Afternoon News for Fri. Apr. 03, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health said it has been notified of 85 new coronavirus cases in the state. This brings the total number of cases to Iowa to 699. There have been a total of 8,764 negative tests to date. No new cases in Black Hawk County reported today…Johnson County confirmed three new cases,…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Apr. 03, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Apr. 03, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 614 positive cases. According to IDPH, two additional deaths were reported; 2 older adults (61-80) of Linn County. Among the new cases…1 in Black Hawk, 9 in Linn, 4 in Johnson…and the…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Apr. 02, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Apr. 02, 2020

WEDNESDAY WAS CENSUS DAY.  ACCORDING TO THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE CENSUS BUREAU THE NATIONAL RESPONSE RATE SO FAR IS A LITTLE BETTER THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY.  IOWA IS SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF THAT PACE AT APPROXIMATELY 45 PERCENT.  IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE PAUL PATE IS ONE OF THE OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Apr. 02, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Apr. 02, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health said Wednesday there are an additional 52 positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the state. That brings the total to 549 cases. The total negative number of tests now stands at 7,304. There are also two new coronavirus-related deaths in Iowa, both of which involved an elderly person…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Apr. 01, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Apr. 01, 2020

COMMUNITY SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS HAS NOW OFFICIALLY BEEN IDENTIFIED IN BLACK HAWK COUNTY. SHERIFF TONY THOMPSON SAYS HEALTH AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS HAD ALREADY BEEN OPERATING AS THOUGH COMMUNITY SPREAD WAS A REALITY, WITH SOME RESIDENTS HEEDING PROPPER PRECAUTIONS AND OTHERS NOT. DURING AN INTERVIEW ON KXEL LIVE & LOCAL TUESDAY, THOMPSON TALKED ABOUT…Read more »