One Man Charged Following This Morning’s Police Pursuit

One man has been charged in connection with Tuesday morning’s burglaries and fleeing from police. Marquise Spates, 18, of East St. Louis, has been charged with several counts, including criminal trespass to a motor vehicle and obstructing Justice. He also has outstanding warrants for being a fugitive from justice … Read More

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Search Continues For Suspects Who Fled Stolen SUV – Incident Began With Car Burglaries In Columbia

Police officers continue to search the area south of Waterloo for two suspects who abandoned their vehicle early Tuesday morning (12:50 a.m.) in the Oak Valley subdivision (across from Nobbe John Deere). The suspects, described as three black males, were driving a white Kia SUV reported stolen from Richmond … Read More

Manhunt Underway South Of Waterloo – Suspects Fled

photo - Joe's Towing arrives on the scene to tow the stolen KIA SUV back to the Columbia Police Department for processing and fingerprinting.  Update: The search was suspended later this morning and the two remaining suspects were not found. Officers are continuing to investigate the matter and look for leads in … Read More

Excessive Heat Warning Has Been Issued For This Week / Weekend

Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair counties, as well as the entire St. Louis Metropolitan area, are under an excessive heat warning through the weekend, reports the National Weather Service. A blast of hot temperature and high humidity will arrive Tuesday morning and last until at least Saturday. Daytime highs will … Read More

Seller Held Up At Gunpoint During Internet-Based Transaction

Two persons from Belleville are in custody this morning suspected of conducting an armed robbery last night in rural Columbia. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is working with officers from Pontoon Beach and the Illinois State Police in the ongoing investigation. The initial report is that a rural Columbia … Read More

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Andrew Phegley and Rabecca Woodhurst were married Oct. 1, 2016, at the Las Vegas Mini Castles in Las Vegas, Nev., They were joined in the poolside ceremony by family and friends.  Melyssa Devine was … Read More

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