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Thieves Steal Cigarettes From Columbia Gas Station

The Columbia Police Department is asking citizens to be on the lookout for a suspect who stole four cartons of cigarettes from the Phillips 66 gas station at North Main and Rt. 3. According to the report, 6-foot black male weighing about 145 pounds walked into the gas station the evening of April 1. He……

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Missing Rural Waterloo Youth Has Been Found

A search took place over several hours today to locate a missing eighth grader in a wooded area near his home along  Dusty Trail in rural Waterloo (off LL Road between Waterloo and Red Bud). The young man was finally found just after 3 p.m., at a friend’s house in St. Louis. William Duffin had……

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Tent For Future Covid Tests Set Up At Red Bud Regional

This weekend the Red Bud Fire Department set up a tent on the parking lot of Red Bud Regional Hospital. When tests are distributed throughout the state in the near future, the 19-ft.x35-ft. tent will be used as a COVID-19 testing or screening facility. “It gives the hospital staff the ability to do these types……

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14 In County Have Tested Positive For Covid-19

SOCIAL DISTANCING STRESSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT April 6, 2020 14 Corona Cases In Monroe County Three new positives cases of the corona virus have come in today bringing the total to 14 in Monroe County. The latest three are ages 26 (female), 55 (female) and 62 (male). Around the state… Illinois: 12,262 cases with 307……

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Waterloo Walker Struck By Egg Thrown From Passing Car

Profanities were also yelled at victims During a Saturday night walk in Waterloo, sisters Courtney and Carley Olson came under attack from individuals in a passing car. The incident took place at 8:20 p.m. along the Rt. 3 walking trail between Columbia Ave. and Illinois Ave. The girls were on a family walk to get……

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Vandals Spray Graffiti On J.C.’s Garage

Vandals struck J.C.’s Automotive Garage in Red Bud on April 2, reports the Red Bud Reporters website news. Red and black paint were used to write graffiti, including many inappropriate words and symbols, were sprayed over the read of the structure along North Main on the north end of town. The owners are offering a……

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Hucke Settling In As Millstadt Police Chief

By Joe Leicht Taking over as the reins as chief law-enforcement officer of a Metro East community during a global health scare – with new protocols being handed down by the state almost daily and anxiety growing among the public – is a challenge. But being Millstadt born and raised and with 23 years on……

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Columbia Deputy Chief Donjon Improves Skills At FBI National Academy

Columbia Deputy Police Chief Jason Donjon waited almost three years to get a chance to attend the FBI National Academy, but the wait was worth it. According to the FBI’s website, the National Academy is a 10-week course that “serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad……

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After A Dedicated Career, Jim Lansing Retires From Sheriff’s Department

After 22 years wearing the badge, Major Jim Lansing has retired from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. “I’m just so proud that I had a long, successful career,” Lansing said. “It’s because Monroe County is very supportive.” The support the county has for its officers is obvious, Lansing said, after witnessing the outpouring of support……

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Car Barrels Through Columbia Yards

A woman lost control of her Kia hatchback today while driving north on Main Street in Columbia. The car went over a sidewalk, knocked over a fire hydrant and went up and over brick landscaping before coming to rest. The driver, who appeared to be an elderly woman, was transported by ambulance to an area……

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