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Burglaries Occur at City Buildings in Linn County

Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner says his department is looking into a series of burglaries and break-ins at public buildings that took place before Christmas. City halls in Center Point, Robins and Fairfax were broken into around December 19th. Gardner…

posted 2014-12-31 17:26:23 by KXEL

Man Sought in Waterloo Murder Case

Waterloo Police are looking for a man wanted in a murder investigation.  Police are looking for 25-year-old James Ernst of Cedar Rapids, in connection with the murder of Orintheo Campbell, Jr. Campbell died after being shot on December 6 in…

posted 2014-12-31 17:25:33 by KXEL

Police Search for CR Bank Robber

Police are looking for a man they say robbed a bank in Cedar Rapids. It happened at the Community Savings Bank on Mount Vernon Road SE around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Authorities say the suspect walked into the bank with…

posted 2014-12-31 17:24:48 by KXEL

Firefighters Battle Sumner Fire All Night

An overnight fire heavily damaged a recycling center in Sumner. Crews arrived at the scene around 11 p.m. Tuesday night and worked until sunrise Wednesday morning. The cold weather created problems for firefighters, including trouble with frozen hydrants. No word…

posted 2014-12-31 17:23:28 by KXEL


DL Renewal Kiosks Coming to Waterloo, Cedar Falls

Next spring, Iowans will be able to go to libraries, grocers and convenience stores to update their driver’s license rather than waiting in line at motor vehicle offices. The North Liberty Public Library is among 20 non-traditional locations around the…

posted 2014-12-30 09:49:27 by KXEL

Waterloo Man Indicted for October Shooting

A federal grand jury has indicted a Waterloo resident on weapons charges following a shooting in October. Sir Frank William Nelson III, 19, of 709 Logan Ave., was charged with being a marijuana user in possession of a firearm in…

posted 2014-12-30 09:48:25 by KXEL


Panther Marching Band Leaves for London

UNI’s Panther Marching Band headed overseas Sunday to participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade. The band will be visible to millions of people as the parade is broadcast worldwide on January 1st, 2015. Friends and family gathered for…

posted 2014-12-29 09:18:15 by KXEL

Driver Kills Himself During Marion Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop in Marion ended with a man turning the gun on himself Saturday night. Police say an officer pulled over a driver for a traffic violation around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They say during that traffic stop, the…

posted 2014-12-29 09:17:24 by KXEL


Arrest Made After Traer Accident, Chase

The Tama County Sheriff arrested a man authorities say ran from a crash near Traer yesterday. Deputies say the Traer fire chief saw 21-year-old Martin Mendoza of Elgin, Illinois, driving through Traer at more than 100 miles per hour before…

posted 2014-12-26 09:16:16 by KXEL

Unemployment Rate Spikes in Waterloo/Cedar Falls

Unemployment in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan statistical area was 4.5 percent in November, up half a point from 4 percent in October and 3.8 percent in November 2013, according to Iowa Workforce Development. The monthly survey’s numbers do take into…

posted 2014-12-26 09:15:14 by KXEL

Identity of Christmas Eve Shooting Victim Released

One person died in a Christmas Eve shooting at a Waterloo home. Authorities responded to a call at a home at 302 E. 10th St. shortly before 9:30 Wednesday evening. 52-year-old Randy Dawson was taken to a hospital and pronounced…

posted 2014-12-26 09:14:24 by KXEL

Overnight Fight, Stabbing in Waterloo

Waterloo police are investigating a fight and stabbing outside a convenience store early this morning. Police say five people transported themselves to Allen Hospital after the incident, which happened around 2 a.m., outside the Prime Mart, 508 Broadway St.  All…

posted 2014-12-26 09:13:18 by KXEL