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Mother Is Killed And Her All Six Of Her Children Injured In Rt. 3 Accident

February 28, 2018
photo - The Webb family, Emily and Bryan, along with their six children ages 4 to 13.  The number of serious accidents continues to add up at one of the several busy Rt. 3 intersections in Columbia. One person has died and six children were injured in a horrific two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27,... Read More

Fatal Accident In Columbia

February 27, 2018
Hope Christian Church is having a Prayer Vigil tonight, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. to pray for the family involved in today's very bad accident on Rt. 3 in Columbia. The mother passed away and all six of her children are hospitalized. Two are in critical condition. All prayers are appreciated. ***** One person has... Read More

CHS Students Raise Funds For Special Olympics

February 26, 2018
This weekend Columbia High School students raised $820 for Special Olympics by taking part in the Polar Plunge at Carlyle Lake. The students are, left to right, Luke Volmert, Jake Koenigstein, Nick Bahr, Kaylee Fisk, Drew Worley and Davey Fischer.

One Rolls Over As Two Utility Line Trucks Collide

February 7, 2018
Update: 11:15 a.m. Maeystown Road has  reopened to all lanes of traffic between Waterloo and Wartburg.  8:15 a.m. Maeystown Road was closed from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. today following a two vehicle accident in the 6000 block of Maeystown Road between Waterloo and Wartburg.  Two large utility line trucks owned by J.F. Electric collided. The collision... Read More

Accident Into Utility Pole Shuts Down Rt. 3 Overnight

January 28, 2018
Route 3 between Columbia and Waterloo was shut down for several hours early Sunday morning, Jan. 28, as a car accident caused electric lines to be strewn over the roadway. Just after 2:30 a.m., a northbound car lost control, went off the highway and hit a utility pole located just north of Hanover Road. The... Read More

Rural Waterloo Home Destroyed In Friday Night Fire

January 27, 2018
Kyle Zygmund lost his home and most of its contents in a Friday night blaze, Friday, Jan. 26, near the intersection of KK Road and Rt. 3 south of Waterloo. Zygmund was out of town in Indianapolis when the fire broke out. He has since returned home after hearing the sad news.  Rodney Cissell was... Read More

Salem, Mo. Man Arrested In Waterloo – Charged With Fatally Shooting Man In Missouri

January 15, 2018
Wesley Tatom of Salem, Mo., was charged Monday, Jan. 15, with second degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting last week of Darrell Johnson of Robertsville, Mo. Tatom was taken into custody Monday morning at a home in Waterloo – 310 Morrison Ave. At the point of the investigation, it has not been released why... Read More

Winter Weather On The Way – Arriving Thursday Afternoon

January 11, 2018
Don’t get used to today’s warm temperature, as Mother Nature will remind us that Monroe County is still in the middle of winter. Make plans now for an evening of cold temperatures, freezing rain, light snow and slick driving conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. this afternoon... Read More

Waterloo Man Charged Following Stabbing Death In Red Bud

January 8, 2018
Kodi A. LaFore of Waterloo has been charged with involuntary manslaughter regarding the fatal stabbing of a Red Bud man on Jan. 6. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy R. Walker filed the one-count indictment today, Jan. 8, at the courthouse in Chester. According to the initial investigation, LaFore, 22, used a knife to stab Adam... Read More

Fatal Stabbing In Red Bud – Waterloo Man Arrested As Suspect

January 8, 2018
A Red Bud man is dead and a Waterloo man has been arrested following a Jan. 6 incident in rural Red Bud. According to the initial report, at 10:59 p.m. of that night, a man arrived at Red Bud Regional Hospital suffering from a stab wound. As the emergency room personnel worked on the injured... Read More