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Road rage incident in Columbia

Local police dealt with a road rage incident Tuesday that started in Columbia and ended in Waterloo. Columbia police said the incident began on Route 3 at South Main Street…

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Crash in Columbia involving police unit

Emergency personnel responded about 1:55 p.m. Thursday to a crash involving an SUV and a police unit at the intersection of Route 3 and Veterans Parkway in Columbia. Initial reports…

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Reckless homicide charge in fatal ATV crash

A young local man is now facing serious felony charges following a fatal ATV crash this past fall. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said James M. Eschmann, 20, of Columbia,…

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Gas leak in Columbia

The Columbia Fire Department responded shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to a gas leak reported inside a residence in the 200 block of North Metter Avenue. The leak was called…

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‘Continuing the dream’ at ICS

Just over a decade after the completion of the new church and five years after students were first welcomed into the new school, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia is…

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Encore for music fest

After a rocking debut last year, the Monroe County Music Festival is set to return with even more local talent, an additional day of performances and hopes for even greater…

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Foiled over 4 feet

A hockey goal post, a typical 7-year-old, a standard dresser: these are all thing measuring about four feet tall. While it may not seem like a long distance, 48 inches…

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Putting heart into homes

A Millstadt woman with a long history in the remodeling industry recently began her own business, offering home improvement and design opportunities with a local, personal touch. Karen Lawlor, owner…

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Sex assault trial underway

A jury trial for a Waterloo man accused of sex crimes began this week at the Monroe County Courthouse. Travis W. Turner, 49, is facing three counts of sexual assault…

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Back to the future in Columbia

Columbia City Engineer Chris Smith’s recap of 2023 projects during the July 1 city council meeting was more about the city’s future than what has already been accomplished. While he…

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