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Jeff Haldiman (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0254
E-mail: jhaldiman@newstribune.com
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.

Film highlights program for troubled youth

Published Nov. 15 2017

The work of a local program to help troubled youth will be featured in a film shown this week in...

Businesses set out racks to encourage sharing of coats

Published Nov. 14 2017

An idea to help people stay warm in winter has taken off in Jefferson City.

Rotary clubs undertake projects in Panama

Published Nov. 13 2017

They've done three projects in Panama and are looking to do more.

Appeals court dismisses Cole County search warrant case

Published Nov. 12 2017

The Missouri appeals court's Western District on Thursday dismissed a case three of its judges heard that morning.

Prosecutor seeks to dismiss appeal in theft case

Published Nov. 10 2017

The Cole County Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss an appeal they had made to a three-judge panel...

Appeals court holds case at Westminster

Published Nov. 10 2017

The Cole County Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss an appeal they made to a three-judge panel in...

Patrol offers program on church security

Published Nov. 7 2017

In light of Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas, the Missouri Highway Patrol reminds residents the agency offers...

School board gets first details on new high school design

Published Oct. 31 2017

The second public high school for Jefferson City will be a three-story structure, according to a presentation at a school...

Last of Medicaid protesters gets probation

Published Oct. 27 2017

The last of the 23 religious leaders from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas charged with misdemeanor trespassing in...

Sheriff's presence boosted in Russellville

Published Oct. 25 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved efforts to increase the Cole County Sheriff Department's presence in Russellville.

Drivers urged to buckle up, put phone down

Published Oct. 21 2017

With distracted driving a leading cause of vehicle crashes in the United States and Missouri, law enforcement and transportation officials...

Water rescue training helps firefighters prepare for emergencies

Published Oct. 19 2017

Local firefighters have been involved in several rescues of people stranded in vehicles or along the banks of lakes and...

Topsoil business, event center among Board of Adjustment matters

Published Oct. 19 2017

The Jefferson City Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a topsoil supply business and extraction operation Tuesday.

Race discrimination suit filed against Fulton State Hospital

Published Oct. 7 2017

An employee at Fulton State Hospital has filed a discrimination suit against the state and two co-workers, claiming he was...

MADD honors officers for keeping roads safe

Published Oct. 5 2017

Three years ago, Robbie Pace-Courtright introduced a new program to the Central Missouri Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chapter.

More law for Russellville

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved efforts to increase the Cole County Sheriff's Department's presence in Russellville.

Jefferson City police warn of fake $20 bills

Published Sep. 29 2017

In recent days, the Jefferson City Police Department has received calls from area businesses receiving counterfeit $20 bills

Local electric crews bound for Georgia, Florida

Published Sep. 12 2017

Nearly 150 linemen from 26 Missouri electric co-ops will leave today from their respective headquarters, heading to Georgia and Florida...

Former JC man riding out hurricane in Florida home

Published Sep. 9 2017

A Jefferson City native now living in Daytona Beach has boarded up his property to prepare for Hurricane Irma.

Tributes planned to fallen firefighters

Published Sep. 8 2017

The Fire Marshal 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be Sunday as a way for firefighters and the community to honor...