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  • Sunday crash in Columbia

    Emergency personnel responded shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday to a multi-vehicle crash on Route 3 at Valmeyer Road in Columbia. Injuries were believed to be minor in nature. Initial reports are that three vehicles were involved, with...

    • Posted December 16, 2018
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  • Friday crash south of Columbia

    Emergency personnel responded shortly before 1 p.m. Friday to a two-vehicle crash in the area of Route 3 and FF Road south of Columbia. One of the vehicles was in the ditch. No serious injuries were reported...

    • Posted December 14, 2018
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  • Sydney Menner | Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Waterloo High School bowler Sydney Menner. She shined the brightest during Saturday’s Columbia Kegler High School Bowling Tournament at West Park Bowl, posting the top overall girls score for the...

    • Posted December 14, 2018
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  • Dupo High School Boys Basketball | Team of the Week

    The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Dupo High School boys basketball squad coached by Steve Roustio. The Tigers are off to a 6-3 start to the 2018-19 campaign after going 6-20 last season. Dupo posted...

    • Posted December 14, 2018
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  • Mr. Porkchop | Pet of the Week

    Get ready, get set, let’s play! Hi, my name is Mr. Porkchop! They tell me that I am a terrier mix, but I think that means ‘adorable.’ I am a very active boy who loves to play...

    • Posted December 14, 2018
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  • Suspect arrested following Millstadt robbery

    One suspect is in custody following a Friday morning robbery at Breadeaux Pizza, 105 S. Jefferson Street, Millstadt. At 11:14 a.m., police a man wearing a mask entered Breadeaux and demanded money from a courier maintaining the...

    • Posted December 14, 2018
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  • Republic Times | Crime News
    O’Fallon shooting suspect arrested in Columbia

    A man wanted in connection with a shooting inside an O’Fallon bowling alley late Wednesday night was taken into custody early Thursday morning in Columbia and charged Friday. Brett J. Pinion, 27, of Fairview Heights, was charged...

    • Posted December 13, 2018
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  • Three-vehicle crash on Route 3

    Waterloo fire and police departments, along with Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and EMS, responded at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday to a three-vehicle crash on Route 3 at Warren Drive. There were no injuries reported. Traffic was restricted...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Dennis William Boo | Obituary

    Dennis William Boo Sr., 76, of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away peacefully surrounded by family Nov. 14, 2018 at Duke University Hospital after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born June 24, 1942, in Belleville, son...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Kurt L. Jehling | Obituary

    Kurt L. Jehling, 66, of Columbia, died Dec. 6, 2018, at his residence.  He was born July 2, 1952, in East Saint Louis, son of the Bertha Jehling (nee Eckert) of Columbia and the late Eugene J....

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Zane Louis Berner | Obituary

    Zane Louis Berner, 21, of Waterloo, died Dec. 6, 2018, in Dupo.  He was born Sept. 24, 1997, in Red Bud, son of Russell Louis and Christina Berner (nee Ledbetter). Zane was a graduate of Waterloo High...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Rose Mary Piantanida | Obituary

    Rose Mary Piantanida (nee Peskar), 88, of Millstadt, died Dec. 8, 2018, at Oak Hill Care Center, Waterloo.  She was born Dec. 2, 1930, in East Saint Louis, daughter of the late Frederick Peskar and Rosalie Luksza...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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