Train Derailment In New Florence

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a train derailment in New Florence this (Sunday) morning. The derailment happened around 7:25 and at this time there have been no injuries reported and no hazardous materials have been identified. Main Street and some secondary roads are closed. Photos courtesy of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Facebook […]

MoDot Meeting In New Florence To Discuss Highway 19 Bridge Replacement

A meeting with Missouri Department of Transportation officials concerning the replacement of the Highway 19 bridge over I-70 is planned for tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The open-house style meeting will let residents stop by and visit with MoDot officials and see the four options being considered for the bridge replacement. According to the MoDot website, construction […]

Man Charged In Auxvasse Burglaries

The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged a 21 year old New Florence man in relation to multiple burglaries and the theft a vehicle in the Auxvasse area on November 2. According to the Callaway Sheriff’s Office, Shawn Buck allegedly burglarized two homes and stole a vehicle from a third residence. Buck is being […]

MSHP Honors Two For Heroic Actions

The Missouri State Highway Patrol honored Julie Nordman and her husband Randy Nordman posthumously the Honorary Trooper Certificate today [Friday] in New Florence. According to the nomination, Randy and Julie Nordman saved lives on March 7, 2016. Randy Nordman was fatally shot by Pablo Serrano-Vitorino during an altercation that caused Serrano-Vitorino to lose the bullets […]

Highway Patrol To Give Honorary Trooper Award

A New Florence woman and her late husband will be honored by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for their actions during a confrontation that protected the public and assisted police in the arrest in a man who had killed 4 people less than 12 hours earlier. Julie Nordman, and her late husband Randy Nordman, will […]

Serrano-Vitorino Death Investigation Report Released

A death investigation report for a man accused of killing 5 people, including one in Montgomery County in 2016, was released over the weekend. According to the report, 43 year old Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino was found hanging from a bed sheet from a metal light fixture in his cell. Dried toilet paper was found to […]

Montgomery County Crews Assist Horse In Distress

Deputies in Montgomery County were instrumental in helping a horse in distress this morning. [Thursday] According the Sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to the New Florence area when the horse became hung up inside a trailer. Deputies learned the horse had somehow straddled a divider and was stuck. Through the teamwork of deputies, New Florence […]

Man Dies In I-70 Crash

A Hazelwood man has died after a car crash on Interstate 70 near New Florence just before 7:00 last night. [Tuesday] The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 83 year old Ali Mahmud was parked in the passing lane of westbound 70 and was rear-ended by 68 year old Kevin Jackson of Lawrence, Kansas. Mahmud was […]

Serrano-Vitorino Took His Own Life

A man accused of killing 5 people in Kansas and Missouri reportedly hanged himself in his cell early this morning. [Tuesday] According to a press release, Pablo Serrano-Vitorino was found alone in his cell early this morning, and transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:06 a.m. The St. Louis Post Dispatch […]

One Dead Following Police Chase

A New Florence man is dead after crashing his car during a police chase in Montgomery County early yesterday morning. [Sunday] According to the crash report, 53 year old Thomas Penn was being pursued by deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and traveled off the left side of the road, overturning multiple times. Penn […]