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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

Head-On Collision Along Valmeyer Highway

December 29, 2017
A female was seriously injured in a near head-on car collision early Friday morning, Dec. 29, between Waterloo and Foster Pond. As of this morning, the woman, whose name has not yet been identified, is in critical condition at Barnes Hospital. She was a passenger in a vehicle that struck another car at 1:18 a.m.... Read More

Thieves Steal Wheels And Tires From Car Dealerships

December 27, 2017
Over the past couple of weeks burglars have targeted two car dealerships in Columbia. The suspects got away with the wheels and tires from three vehicles. Each theft took place from the time the stores closed on a Saturday and when they reopened the next business week. On Dec. 18, the Dodge dealership on Admiral... Read More

Attempted Forgery At Columbia Bank

December 18, 2017
Police agencies throughout the Metro East are on the lookout for two suspects involved in a forgery incident that took place Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, at Associated Bank on North Main in downtown Columbia. According to the initial report, at 3:22 p.m., a white male and a white woman presented a stolen I.D. card, debit... Read More

Dickerson’s Shed Destroyed In Fire

December 11, 2017
As of 11:30 p.m., firefighters were able to put out the last hotspots of a shed fire in original town Valmeyer. The building and most of its contents were destroyed by a Sunday night blaze. The building, owned by Bill Dickerson, housed numerous vehicles, 4x4 trucks, motorcycles, engines and automotive tools. The Dickersons live next... Read More