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Police reform bill a topic at county board

The Monroe County Board met the morning of March 1 at the courthouse in Waterloo, with the state’s recent passage of a criminal justice...

Heine finds balance

Columbia Police Department Deputy Chief Karla Heine knew she was going to be a police officer as early as sixth grade.  “I was always interested...

Man in custody after fleeing I-255 traffic stop

A man was apprehended in Dupo late Monday morning after the vehicle he was driving fled from a traffic stop attempt on I-255 northbound...

Unlocked vehicles entered in Columbia

Police are investigating after three vehicles were unlawfully entered in the 1300 block of North Glenwood Drive in Columbia early Sunday morning. All of...

Millstadt woman killed in St. Louis hit and run

A Millstadt woman was killed and a man was seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while walking in south St. Louis...

Guilty plea in Hopkins death

One of two men charged in the 2019 fatal shooting of Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Hopkins of Waterloo changed his plea from not...

DUI arrest near Red Bud

Emergency personnel responded to what was called in as a single-vehicle crash on LL Road at Route 159 near Red Bud shortly after 10:45...

Criminal justice reform becomes law

A few weeks after it passed the Illinois Legislature, Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 3653, now called the Safe-T Act, into law on...

Hudson gets prison for stabbing

A man was recently sentenced to prison for a November 2019 stabbing incident in Waterloo.  Trevor Hudson, 27, of Waterloo, was sentenced to seven years...

Waterloo tavern burglarized

Police are investigating a burglary at Randy's Double R Bar, located at 107 S. Main Street in downtown Waterloo. Surveillance video indicates the crime occurred...

Vehicle stolen at Columbia gas station

Columbia police are investigating the Tuesday morning theft of a vehicle from the parking lot of MotoMart, located at 286 Southwoods Drive off of...

Suspected meth found in parking lot of Columbia business

Police are investigating after a bag containing a white powdery substance believed to be methamphetamine was found late Saturday morning in the parking lot...
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