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Benton County Crash Kills Man

A Benton County man died in a single vehicle crash early Friday morning. Benton County Sheriff's Officials say the accident happened around 1:45 a.m., but there was no report until 6 a.m.  47-year-old Ricky Lee Claeys was driving a pickup…

posted 2014-12-08 06:40:07 by KXEL

Friday Fire in Waterloo Intentionally Set

Fire crews say someone intentionally set a house fire late Friday evening. Waterloo firefighters responded to a home at 1126 Washington Street around 11:30 p.m. on Friday. Officials say the fire was already out when they arrived on scene. Fire…

posted 2014-12-08 06:39:27 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Crash Sends Two to Hospital

A two car crash Saturday afternoon sent two men to the hospital. The accident happened just before 2 o’clock near the Ced-Rel Supper Club on Highway 30 west of Cedar Rapids. Iowa State Patrol officials say 31-year-old Derrick Mauskemo of…

posted 2014-12-08 06:38:51 by KXEL

Man Shot, Killed in Waterloo Early Saturday

A man has died as a result of a shooting early Saturday morning in Waterloo. Police say they received a report of shots being fired near the Prime Mart store in the 500 block of Broadway Street around 1:30 a.m.…

posted 2014-12-08 06:38:14 by KXEL

Dunkerton Mother, Daughter in Saturday Accident

A Dunkerton mother and her 4-year-old daughter went to Allen Hospital in Waterloo following a single-car crash Saturday night. Black Hawk County Sheriff’s officials say the accident happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday on North Raymond Road, south of Big…

posted 2014-12-08 06:37:37 by KXEL

Iowa Morning Headlines/Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) _ Iowa authorities are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found this weekend. Marshalltown Police arrested two suspects in the case yesterday. One man is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony.…

posted 2014-12-08 06:25:09 by KXEL


Panthers Fall to Illinois State 41-21

The UNI Panther football team played Illinois State even in the second half, but could not overcome a 24-0 halftime deficit, falling to the Redbirds 41-21 in a second-round FCS playoff game in Normal, Illinois Saturday afternoon. The loss snaps…

posted 2014-12-06 16:09:21 by KXEL

Panthers trail Redbirds at Halftime

The UNI Panthers trail the Illinois State Redbirds 24-0 at halftime of their Sweet Sixteen FCS football playoff contest today (Saturday) in Normal, Illinois. Listen to News/Talk 1540 KXEL for live play-by-play.

posted 2014-12-06 15:03:05 by KXEL


Panthers in Football Sweet Sixteen

The University of Northern Iowa Panthers will play at Illinois State in the second round of the Division I FCS college football playoffs Saturday. UNI (9-4) handed the Redbirds their only loss on the season, 42-28 at the UNI-Dome on…

posted 2014-12-05 06:42:53 by KXEL

Flags Ordered at Half-Staff to Remember Pearl Harbor

Governor Terry Branstad has ordered that flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff to mark Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend. The state is encouraging businesses, schools and other public buildings to also fly the flag at half-staff during that time…

posted 2014-12-05 06:41:12 by KXEL


Former Waterloo man beaten to death with hammers

Police in St. Louis say they've arrested two juveniles and are seeking two other suspects after a man was beaten to death with hammers. Police say 32-year-old Zemir Begic was in his car about 1:15 a.m. Sunday when several young…

posted 2014-12-01 10:28:35 by KXEL

New pit at Black Hawk County Landfill to cut closures

A $5 million expansion at the Black Hawk County Landfill should reduce closures due to high winds, a situation that has led to delays in garbage pickups. State officials recently cleared the new, 55-foot-deep pit called Cell W-2 for business.…

posted 2014-12-01 10:17:30 by KXEL