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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

Waverly's first female mayor dies at 82

The woman who was Waverly's first female mayor and council member died Saturday at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Center. Evelyn Rathe was 82. Rathe was elected to the city council in 1976.  She served as mayor from 1984 to 1989. Rathe…

posted 2014-12-01 09:13:09 by KXEL

2 wanted in attack on Iowa City cab driver

Iowa City police are searching for a man and a woman who they say attacked a cab driver and fled from the vehicle. Police believe the woman used pepper spray on the cab driver's face as he turned around to…

posted 2014-12-01 05:55:37 by KXEL

Hay stolen from Nashua zoological farm

The owner of an eastern Iowa zoo and farm says more than 20 tons of hay was stolen from the property over the Thanksgiving holiday. Amanda Slessor says more than 30 hay bales weighing 1,500 pounds each were taken from…

posted 2014-12-01 05:54:05 by KXEL