Recent News

Cleanup Begins After Fire Damages Millstadt’s West End Bar and Restaurant

March 28, 2017
The cleanup is underway at the Millstadt West End Bar and Restaurant. An early morning kitchen fire on March 28 heavily damaged the kitchen and back seating area. Millstadt, Columbia and Smithton firefighters were dispatched at 6:45 a.m., and thanks to the firefighters quick work, the fire was under control at 7:30 a.m. No one... Read More

Traffic Stop Nets Four People Charged With Transporting Meth

March 28, 2017
The Waterloo Police Department arrested four people early Monday morning after more than 600 grams (one pound) of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine was discovered during a traffic stop on the north end of town. At 1 a.m., the Waterloo Police Department pulled over a vehicle in the 1400 block of Route 3. There... Read More

Millstadt’s West End Damaged By Kitchen Fire

March 28, 2017
An early morning kitchen fire heavily damaged Millstadt’s West End Bar and Restaurant (West End Tavern). Just before 7 a.m., heavy smoke was seen billowing out of the back of the two-story structure. Firefighters from Millstadt, Columbia and Smithton responded to the blaze. The majority of the damage was confined to the back kitchen area.... Read More

Airplane Flips Over After Landing At Columbia Airfield

March 19, 2017
A quiet, Sunday morning flight got a bit interesting for the pilot after landing at Sackman Field off Bluff Road on the west end of Columbia. The pilot was not injured in a minor accident on Sunday, March 19.  After making a smooth touchdown just after 10 a.m., plane continued down the runway to reduce... Read More

Car Stolen And Vehicles Broken Into On North End Of Columbia

March 14, 2017
Three vehicles were broken into and one car was stolen overnight on the north end of Columbia. The Columbia Police Department is investigating this latest string of burglaries.  According to the initial report, the incidents took place between 10:45 p.m. Monday, March 13, and 7:39 a.m., Tuesday, March 14. Three vehicles parked in the 600... Read More

Two Injured In Rt. 3 Head-On Collision In Rural Red Bud

March 4, 2017
Two people were injured, one seriously, in a head-on collision overnight on Rt. 3, on the east end of Monroe County, a couple miles west of Red Bud. A semi-truck and a pickup collided just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning, March 4, near the turn-off to Ames Road. The driver of the pickup, Corey Koester... Read More

Possible Severe Thunderstorm To Arrive Later This Afternoon

February 28, 2017
A thunderstorm with potential to be severe in nature will arrive in the St. Louis Metro East this afternoon. The affected area includes Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair counties. A very warm and unstable air mass will evolve across the region. This warm air may result in record high temperatures this afternoon, but more importantly... Read More

Columbia Man Charged With Receipt Of Child Pornography

February 27, 2017
Steven D. Blosser, 40, of Columbia, was arraigned in court Feb. 24, on a federal indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography. The charge alleges that, from on or about Sept. 16, 2015, until on or about Feb. 19, 2016, Blosser knowingly received child pornography, to include four image files. Trial is scheduled for May 1.... Read More

​Large Brush Fire North Of Columbia

February 27, 2017
Several area fire departments were dispatched at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 27, to put out a brush fire along the 2500 block of Davis Street Ferry Road in rural East Carondelet (Bixby neighborhood just west of I-255). The 90-acre area is composed of a dense thicket of trees, brush and undergrowth. Dry conditions and a... Read More

​SUV Slams Into Millstadt Home – No One Injured​

February 25, 2017
There were no injuries Saturday evening, Feb. 25, when a Ford Explorer slammed into the front of a home along East White Street in Millstadt. The Feazel family was not home at the time of the accident. According to the initial report, just before 6 p.m., the Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on Breese Street when... Read More