Portland Woman Serious Injuries In Callaway County Accident

A Portland woman with serious injuries after a one car accident in Callaway County last (Sunday) night. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened just before 7 last (Sunday) night on Route D, 5 miles north of Portland. 52 year old Nancy A. Ballard was traveling north on her 2006 Suzuki Motorcycle when she […]

More Details On Callaway Murder

A man arrested in a homicide in Callaway County last night [Wednesday] is claiming an altercation led to the fatal shooting of 49 year old James Newsom in his home. According to a probable cause statement, 47 year-old Michael Hatfield told investigators that he and Newsom had been drinking at Hatfield’s home when Newsom struck […]

Callaway County Man Sentenced To 90 Years For Sex Crimes

A Callaway County man was sentenced to 90 years in prison for 14 felony offenses related to sex crimes against children today. [Monday] Fifty five year old William Chamness was found guilty in a two-day trial in January. The crimes were against two victims occurring between 2011 and 2016. Criminal charges were filed when one […]

SEMA Downgrades Emergency Level

Flood waters continue to be an issue in Missouri with the closure of Missouri 94 between Mokane and Portland, however, the State Emergency Management Agency has downgraded operations. SEMA is now working at a level four, which is primarily “enhanced monitoring.” Governor Mike Parson declared a level 3 on Friday morning. The flooding situation continues […]

Portland, Missouri Man Faces Up To Life In Prison

A Portland, Missouri man is facing life in prison after being convicted of 14 felony offenses related to sex crimes against children following a two day trial. Fifty five year old William Chamness was found guilty of 4 counts statutory rape and 9 counts of statutory sodomy for offenses against 2 victims between 2011 and […]

Portland, Missouri With Moderate Injuries in Callaway County Accident

A Portland, Missouri man is recovering from moderate injuries after running off the road and overturning his vehicle in Callaway County yesterday (Thursday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened just after 4 on Route O east of Route CC. 48 year old James R. Newsom was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital […]

Mokane Man Arrested On Numerous Charges

A Mokane man is being held without bond in the Callaway County Jail after allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle and crashing it into another vehicle and a residence yesterday afternoon. [Wednesday] According to the Callaway Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred int he area of Highway 94 and State Road D near Portland around 2:53. […]