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Semi overturns in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 7:30 a.m. Monday to an overturned Swift semi tractor-trailer hauling potatoes on Frontage Road across from Gilmore Lake Road off...

MCSD makes drug arrests

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department announced a handful of drug arrests made during the week throughout the county. On Thursday, deputies with the MCSD's Aggressive...

Vehicles stolen from Columbia auto dealership

The Columbia Police Department is being assisted by an Illinois State Police crime scene unit in investigating the Dec. 31 theft of three vehicles...

Former WPD chief pens memoir

Former Waterloo Police Chief Joseph Brauer has written a memoir titled “Gateway Blue: True Life Experiences of a Cop: Bizarre, Raw and Authentic,” which...

Longtime deputy retires

For the second time in a month, a fixture of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has retired.  This time, the retiree is Under Sheriff Dan...

Police Blotter | 12/19/2018

(Editor’s note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that...

Cash stolen from unlocked car in Waterloo

Waterloo police are investigating the Sunday evening theft of money from an unlocked vehicle parked outside of Subway, 881 N. Illinois Route 3. Police said...

CPD vehicle involved in crash

At about 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, a Columbia Police Department Ford Explorer Police Interceptor driven by officer Steve Patton was traveling on Old State...

Felony arrest after eluding police near Hecker

A 33-year-old Belleville man was arrested for aggravated fleeing and eluding police, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a...

Rollover crash near Maeystown

A local man was airlifted by medical helicopter to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a rollover crash near Maeystown...

Motion to dismiss Coleman petition

In what may finally bring the murder conviction of Chris Coleman to a close, Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann filed a motion last...

Columbia traffic tickets to go electronic

The Columbia City Council on Monday agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Monroe County Circuit Clerk’s office to implement digiTicket in CPD...

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