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Fatal crash on I-255 near Cahokia Heights

The Illinois State Police is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on I-255 southbound near Cahokia Heights. The crash occurred about 5:35 a.m. The interstate was closed from milepost…

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Shotgun found in Waterloo park

Waterloo police said a 12-gauge shotgun was found by a resident late Monday morning at Lions Park, which is located off Janice Drive and Lake Drive in the Sunset Acres…

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Wintry weather Friday in Monroe County

Light snow and sleet on Friday resulted in emergency personnel checking on vehicles off the roadway during the early afternoon in Columbia and other portions of Monroe County. No injuries…

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Hit-and-run DUI crash near Columbia

A St. Clair County man was arrested on multiple charges following a Thursday night hit-and-run crash on Route 158 near Columbia.  The incident occurred shortly before 7:45 p.m. on Route…

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Police chiefs share common bond

With a new police chief in Waterloo stepping into his role just last month, it was recently learned that the heads of two local police departments share a long and…

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Shelter from the storm

For over a decade, a local man has been striving to help sick individuals in the community recover from their illnesses through faith. Just a few months ago, he decided…

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Queen catching her breath

After a two-week back-to-back drawdown that awarded over $250,000 to two lucky recipients, the Queen of Hearts drawing in support of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School in Waterloo is…

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Waterloo has new fire chief

A new firefighter stepped into the role of chief in Waterloo toward the end of last year after two decades of service in the department. Lifelong Waterloo resident Mike Lloyd…

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New VPD officer returns home

The Valmeyer Police Department recently brought on a new full-time hire, welcoming an experienced officer back home after a lengthy career outside the community. Having grown up in the village,…

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New hearing on Columbia biz district

The City of Columbia will host another public hearing to field questions and concerns about a proposed new Route 3/I-255 business district at the northern part of town.  The hearing…

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