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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.

Pictures on TV of hurricane's aftermath don't do it justice

Published Oct. 19 2016

Disaster relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Matthew will continue well after Thanksgiving.

Cole County Courthouse hit by vandals

Published Oct. 18 2016

Someone shot and damaged six windows in the Cole County Courthouse over the weekend, plus one in a nearby county...

Legend steams into town

Published Oct. 18 2016

Four years ago, crowds came out to welcome a Living Legend to Jefferson City. Monday afternoon, they did so again.

Reminder: Locomotive steaming through Capital City

Published Oct. 16 2016

Union Pacific's "Living Legend" No. 844 steam locomotive is scheduled to make an overnight stop in Jefferson City Monday as...

Contemporary Christian band Sidewalk Prophets coming to Jefferson City

Published Oct. 13 2016

One of the more popular contemporary Christian bands is coming to Jefferson City.

Family legacy part of Lincoln University's 150th anniversary

Published Oct. 9 2016

Members of the family of one of the founders of Lincoln University say they are proud to see the school...

Joe Wilson's life, work remembered during Race to the Dome event

Published Oct. 9 2016

Family, friends, his dogs and the Missouri River. That's how those close to Joe Wilson said they would remember the...

Community policing over a cup of Joe

Published Oct. 8 2016

A chance to get out and talk with citizens about community and police issues was the idea behind National Coffee...

Ameren wants 2013 tax bill cut

Published Oct. 5 2016

Ameren Missouri will try to persuade the Missouri Supreme Court its natural gas property was assessed too high in 2013,...

Paddlers set to race down river

Published Oct. 2 2016

The seventh annual Race to the Dome canoe/kayak event is scheduled for Saturday, and online registration is open at racetothedome.org.

Schmutzler leaving big void

Published Oct. 2 2016

Help wanted: Seeking a caring individual with a sharp mind to make responsible, fair decisions for Cole County residents who...

Stormwater issues stir tempest for city

Published Sep. 23 2016

The problem has been there for decades, and how it should be handled has been debated for just as long.

Deeken: County help vital to Senior Nutrition

Published Sep. 21 2016

At the start of the year, the Cole County Commission made it known to nonprofit agencies they may not get...

Keeping the Patrol on the road, in the water

Published Sep. 18 2016

Sixteen years ago, Brad Adams was working in a private garage when he applied for and eventually was hired with...

Unilever plant celebrates anniversary at Jefferson City location

Published Sep. 18 2016

This weekend marked the celebration of 50 years for the Unilever plant operating in Jefferson City.

Dentistry on wheels

Published Sep. 17 2016

The Missouri Elks Mobile Dental Units are going on another round of visits to bring dental care to those who...

National Night Out brings officers, residents together to seek local solutions

Published Sep. 16 2016

Members of the Jefferson City Police Department went to neighborhoods around the Capital City on Thursday night to talk about...

Cole County ambulance staff getting boost

Published Sep. 15 2016

The Cole County Commission has agreed to add more staff to the county ambulance service.

JCFD makes case for home sprinklers

Published Sep. 14 2016

As Jefferson City continues updating its building codes, a change in philosophy on the installation of sprinkler systems in residences...

March for 'moral agenda'

Published Sep. 13 2016

Hundreds of faith leaders, workers and community leaders protested Monday in Jefferson City calling on politicians to support what they...