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Jeff Haldiman (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0254
E-mail: jhaldiman@newstribune.com
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Jeff Haldiman reports on Cole County government, including the County Commission and the county's 16 offices. He also covers public safety agencies, including the Jefferson City police and fire departments, Cole County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol, as well as the Cole County Associate and Circuit Courts.

6 of the 23 Medicaid protesters get probation

Published May. 19 2017

Six religious leaders from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas who were found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing in the...

Bike/pedestrian plan approved

Published May. 16 2017

The Jefferson City Council has approved a pedestrian and bike plan for the city. The plan aims to improve safety,...

Public will get say on new city codes

Published May. 16 2017

Public meetings are scheduled for June to get comments on new building construction codes in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City Council rejects August stormwater vote

Published May. 16 2017

There will be no municipal elections in August in Jefferson City.

Gammon book fund garners $1,751 for books at Lawson

Published May. 16 2017

The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation's "Dr. Nancy Gammon Memorial Book Fund" recently wrapped up its inaugural campaign to benefit...

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to illegal firearm; found not guilty in fatal shooting

Published May. 16 2017

Fifty-three weeks after a Cole County jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder, Paris Mark Alexander-Henderson, 27, of Jefferson...

Late calling a blessing

Published May. 15 2017

Helias Catholic High School Chaplain Father Tony Viviano found his vocation late in life.

Jefferson City sales taxes continue upswing

Published May. 13 2017

Most sales tax revenues for Jefferson City continue to show positive signs, according to discussion at Thursday's Jefferson City Finance...

Demolition plans worry east side property owners

Published May. 10 2017

Despite concerns from property owners along the Lafayette Street/U.S. 50 interchange about potential plans to make the area into a...

JCPD's low turnover rate bucks trend

Published Apr. 23 2017

The Jefferson City Police Department, like many law enforcement agencies, is in constant competition to hire good officers and employees...

First-quarter Amtrak ridership edges up

Published Apr. 23 2017

Thanks to a strong January, the Missouri River Runner Amtrak service saw a small increase in ridership for the first...

Proposed stormwater fee floats to Council

Published Apr. 21 2017

The Jefferson City Public Works Committee has approved wording for a stormwater utility fee proposal to be put on the...

Adopt-A-Highway celebrated for savings, beautification

Published Apr. 21 2017

The popular Adopt-A-Highway litter prevention program turns 30 this year.

Public comments favor proposed demolition ordinance

Published Apr. 21 2017

The Jefferson City Council will hold a work session in the near future to continue discussion on a proposed demolition...

Cole County queasy amid jump in salmonella

Published Apr. 19 2017

Twenty-five recent cases of salmonella have been reported in Cole County as of Tuesday.

Inmates' lawsuit over jail laundry policies goes to full appeals court

Published Apr. 18 2017

The full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in September on the Cole County Jail's laundry policies.

Key Club Paint the People 5K benefits United Way

Published Apr. 16 2017

Giving students real-world experience while helping out their community — that's the goal of the Key Club at Jefferson City...

Pedestrian-bicycle plan headed to City Council

Published Apr. 14 2017

A pedestrian and bike plan for the city gained approval Thursday from the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission, sending...

Special permit advanced for Puri Group's Holiday Inn

Published Apr. 14 2017

The Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special exception permit for the Puri Group Enterprises (PGE) to build...

Feasibility study floated on local river port

Published Apr. 13 2017

One of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce's top initiatives heading into this year was to determine the viability...