Category Archives: KXEL News

KXEL Morning News for Fri. May 22, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Fri. May 22, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds says Test Iowa testing will now expand…”anyone who thinks that they should be tested can be.” Previously, Test Iowa was limited to essential workers. The governor made those comments at Thursday’s news briefing…there were 4,636 total tests administered Wednesday, a record but still shy of the 5-thousand-test-per-day goal. COVID-19-related deaths in Iowa…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Thu. May 21, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. May 21, 2020

A SHOOTING IN CEDAR RAPIDS OVERNIGHT SENT A MAN TO THE HOSPITAL. HIS INJURIES WERE CHARACTERIZED AS NON-LIFE THREATENING. POLICE WERE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE INCIDENT AROUND 1 O’CLOCK THIS MORNING. THEY RESPONDED TO THE SCENE IN THE 300 BLOCK OF JACOLYN DRIVE SOUTHWEST AND CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE HOME INVASION. THE NAME OF THE INJURED…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Thu. May 21, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. May 21, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is reopening movie theaters, museums, zoos and wedding reception venues this Friday. Also reopening in time for Memorial Day activities are state campground restrooms, showers and cabins. Camping will be allowed for tents and all campers, but playgrounds, shelters and visitor centers remain closed. Reynolds says bars can reopen next week,…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Wed. May 20, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Wed. May 20, 2020

IOWA CITY POLICE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THAT ANOTHER ARREST HAS BEEN MADE RELATED TO THEIR KEJAUN WINTERS HOMOCIDE INVESTIGATION. MINNESOTA AUTHORITIES FOUND PATRICK BLAND IN THE TWIN CITIES ON MONDAY. BLAND WILL BE RETURNED TO JOHNSON COUNTY WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO FACE A FIRST DEGREE MURDER COUNT. KEJUAN WINTERS WAS FATALLY SHOT IN AN IOWA…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Wed. May 20, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. May 20, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is considering whether to allow additional activities to resume as her current proclamation prohibiting large gatherings and operation of some businesses expires next Wednesday. Reynolds recently allowed restaurants, fitness centers, malls and hair salons to reopen with limits but she continued the closure for many other entities, including museums, bars, casinos,…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Tue. May 19, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Tue. May 19, 2020

NORTH CENTRAL IOWA IS RECEIVING MORE ATTENTION FROM IOWA HEALTH OFFICIALS. GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SAYS MORE PERSONNEL ARE HEADED THAT DIRECTION TO CHECK THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. STATE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO TEST MORE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK IN LONGTERM CARE FACILITIES BASED ON FEDERAL RECOMMENDATIONS. LAST WEEK DURING A CONFERENCE CALL WITH STATE…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Tue. May 19, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. May 19, 2020

Public health officials on Monday reported two cases in Iowa of a new inflammatory disease in children associated with coronavirus infections. State Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati said the state learned of two potential cases Friday in children in eastern Iowa. They are stable and state officials are working with local officials to learn more, she…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Mon. May 18, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Mon. May 18, 2020

IF LEGISLATORS GET BACK TO DES MOINES NEXT MONTH AS PLANNED, THEY WON’T HAVE MUCH TIME TO WRAP UP THEIR BUSINESSES BEFORE THE NEW FISCAL YEAR BEGINS ON JULY FIRST. THEY ALSO MIGHT NOT HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION THEY WOULD WANT TO MAKE BUDGET DECISIONS. IOWA HOUSE SPEAKER PAT GRASSLEY WAS A GUEST LAST WEEK…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Mon. May 18, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Mon. May 18, 2020

A fourth Black Hawk County long-term care facility now has a COVID-19 outbreak. Pillar of Cedar Valley is listed by the state as having five cases between its residents and staff…the first came when a staff member tested positive at the beginning of last month. There are now 37 outbreaks at long-term care facilities in…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Fri. May 15, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. May 15, 2020

FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING FOR A MICHIGAN MURDER SUSPECT IN CEDAR RAPIDS. 24-YEAR-OLD FRANKY ACKLEY IS BELIEVED TO BE IN EASTERN IOWA AFTER THE EARLY MARCH SHOOTING DEATH OF A 25YEAR-OLD MAN IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN. ACKLEY HAS DARK HAIR AND COULD BE DESCRIBED AS TALL AND THIN – 6’1” AND 145 POUNDS. OTHER…Read more »