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Friday, March 5, 2021

Death investigation in Columbia

Columbia police and EMS personnel responded shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday to the report of a deceased 29-year-old male found by a relative inside...

Two-vehicle crash south of Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 1:45 p.m. Monday to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of EE Road at Gilmore Lake Road south of Columbia....

Field fire south of Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department responded shortly after 4:35 p.m. Friday to a large field fire reported in the area of Route 3 and Crook...

More COVID cases in Monroe County; new death reported

Monroe County saw more people contract the coronavirus in recent days, bringing the overall county total to 126 cases since the pandemic began.  Forty-four of...

Prison sentence in fatal Columbia crash

A Missouri man was sentenced to prison this week in connection with a September 2018 crash in Columbia that claimed the life of a...

Region enters Phase 4

Every region in Illinois is scheduled to move to the fourth phase of the state’s reopening plan Friday, which, barring changes, will bring the...

Pole barn near Hecker destroyed by fire

The Hecker, Red Bud and New Athens fire departments responded shortly before 6:50 p.m. Wednesday to a fully engulfed large pole barn fire at...

Bull wrangled after wandering on I-255

Columbia police and Illinois State Police assisted in attempting to capture a black bull with horns that was running loose in the area of...

Hit-and-run driver caught in Columbia

A report of a reckless driver originating from St. Clair County ended with his apprehension in Columbia about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Fortunately, no medical transport...

Longtime bank president retires

A mainstay of Monroe County’s community will be at least somewhat less visible soon, as First National Bank of Waterloo President and CEO Gary...

Waterloo biz sees bump in equality line

As America has been absorbed with several weeks of protests against and conversations about racism and police brutality, the renewed focus on these topics...

Teacher sues after Facebook fiasco

A Columbia Middle School teacher filed suit in Monroe County court earlier this month after a false Facebook post that attributed racist comments to...
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