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Waterloo Hotel Fire Sends Woman to Hospital

Waterloo authorities say a woman was hospitalized after a fire broke out in her hotel room. An employee at Quality Inn & Suites says he received a call for help from a woman, and when he reached her hotel floor,…

posted 2015-01-27 08:43:53 by KXEL


Federal Grant Might Pay for Additional Firefighters

Waterloo Fire Rescue wants to hire more firefighters with the help of a federal grant. Last March, the city council voted to cut three firefighter jobs because of budget constraints. Now fire officials say they hope to receive a grant…

posted 2015-01-26 07:55:49 by KXEL

RAGBRAI to Overnight in Cedar Falls

RAGBRAI organizers have announced the overnight stops for this year's ride, and for the fifth time, Cedar Falls will host the tens of thousands of cyclists. Other stops during the July 19-25 ride will be Hiawatha, Coralville, Eldora, Storm Lake…

posted 2015-01-26 06:24:23 by KXEL


Deere to Layoff Another 565 in Waterloo

Another 565 Deere workers in Waterloo will be out of work by March. The company announced today the layoff of 910 people at facilities in Iowa and Illinois. That includes 565 at three locations in Waterloo, 300 in Ankeny and…

posted 2015-01-23 08:00:13 by KXEL

Coralville Deaths Tied to Drug Use

The two Florida residents found dead in a Coralville hotel last month died from an accidental heroin and prescription drug overdose. On December 9, 2014, the Coralville Police Department responded to the Suburban Inn after hotel staff discovered two bodies…

posted 2015-01-23 06:47:19 by KXEL

Auditor Asks UNI to Change Financial Policies

The state auditor is advising the University of Northern Iowa to establish policies around the financial transactions of student organizations…this after an investigation into bookkeeping for its International Dance Theatre program revealed $15,215 in improper disbursements and undeposited collections. The…

posted 2015-01-23 06:45:22 by KXEL


Two Injured in Tuesday Night Shooting

Two people who were shot in the backside Tuesday night have been released from the hospital. Waterloo police say Kyndal Nichole Boyle, 20, of Waverly, was shot, and Daniel Butz, 16, received a grazing wound while they were at Butz's…

posted 2015-01-21 08:52:09 by KXEL


Inmate at Waterloo Work Release on "Escape" Status

Authorities say a 35-year-old inmate has been listed as escaped from a work release facility in Waterloo. The Iowa Corrections Department says Curtis Austin lll was placed on escaped status because he didn't return to the facility after a day…

posted 2015-01-20 09:43:46 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Report of Shots Fired

Cedar Rapids police are investigating a report of shots being fired Monday around 3 p.m. near the intersection of 15th Street and Second Avenue SE. One house and one vehicle in the 1500 block of Second Avenue were damaged, likely…

posted 2015-01-20 08:36:11 by KXEL

Driver Flees Police, Crashes and Burns Car

A vehicle crashed and caught on fire after the driver attempted to flee a traffic stop Monday night. Waterloo police say officers tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation around 6:44 p.m. The vehicle tried to escape…

posted 2015-01-20 08:34:56 by KXEL


UNI Men Top Missouri State

Seth Tuttle scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and No. 23 Northern Iowa cruised past Missouri State 60-46 on Sunday for its fifth straight win. Deon Mitchell had 11 points for the Panthers (16-2, 5-1 MVC), who moved into a…

posted 2015-01-19 08:27:32 by KXEL

Police Seek Man in Marshalltown Murder

Authorities have released the name of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death in Marshalltown over the weekend. Police identified him as Dedrikk Fisher, who lived in Marshalltown. Fisher was shot around 11 p.m. Saturday and died early Sunday…

posted 2015-01-19 08:26:13 by KXEL