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  • Early morning crash west of Waterloo

    Emergency personnel responded to a crash involving a truck that struck a tree in the area of 3205 State Route 156 west of Waterloo about 5:25 a.m. Tuesday. No medical transport was required in the crash. Waterloo...

    • Posted October 23, 2018
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  • Man charged in attempted bank robbery

    Police on Monday charged a Belleville man in connection with last week’s attempted robbery of a Waterloo bank. Benjamin A. Ducey, 28, of Belleville, was charged with intimidation/physical harm, which is a Class 3 felony. Ducey is...

    • Posted October 22, 2018
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  • Attempted murder charge following fight at Millstadt restaurant

    A Millstadt man was charged this weekend with six felonies, including attempted murder, after it is alleged that he struck an elderly man in the head with a shovel and repeatedly hit him during a Thursday night...

    • Posted October 21, 2018
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  • Journey | Pet of the Week

    Journey is a sweetheart who is super handsome and a fast learner. He is a good leash walker, rides very well in the car, and likes children. Journey can be somewhat dominant in his personality with other...

    • Posted October 19, 2018
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  • Athlete of the Week Ali Kloeppel | Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Waterloo Junior High School cross country runner Ali Kloeppel. The seventh grader won the SIJHSAA Class L state cross country meet in Benton on Saturday with a time of 11:03,...

    • Posted October 19, 2018
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  • Route 3 pavement repairs in Sauget

    The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday that Route 3 in Sauget will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning Monday, Oct. 29, weather permitting. IDOT said the work is necessary to repair the pavement....

    • Posted October 19, 2018
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  • Waterloo Junior High School Girls Cross Country | Team of the Week

    The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the team coached by Taylor Sebestik. Led by state champion Ali Kloeppel, the Bulldogs won the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class L state meet in Benton on...

    • Posted October 19, 2018
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  • Friday morning crash on I-255

    Emergency personnel responded about 10:10 a.m. Friday to a two-vehicle injury crash on I-255 westbound near milepost 5 in Columbia. Columbia police, fire department and EMS personnel responded to the scene. One of the vehicles involved was...

    • Posted October 19, 2018
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  • Attempted bank robbery in Waterloo

    Waterloo police are seeking a person of interest following an attempted bank robbery reported early Wednesday evening at First National Bank of Waterloo, located at 744 N. Market Street near Rural King. The incident, which police classified...

    • Posted October 18, 2018
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  • Robert Dale Fitzgerald | Obituary

    Robert Dale Fitzgerald, age 87, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday evening, October 14, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born March 12, 1931, the son of Harry and Eva (Justice) Fitzgerald.  He...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Death Notice | 10/24/2018

    Calvin W. Fries Calvin W. Fries, 84, of Columbia, died Oct. 16, 2018, in Sullivan, Mo. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Oct. 21, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, and 9-10 a.m. Oct. 22, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Death Notices | 10/17/2018

    Mary D. Merzweiler Mary D. Merzweiler (nee Wirth), 75, of Waterloo, died Oct. 7, 2018, in St. Louis. A memorial visitation and memorial service were Oct. 12, at Quernheim Funeral Home, Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating. Arleen...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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