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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.

Big day at hand for Wellness Center

Published Mar. 23 2017

Jefferson City Parks and Recreation is planning a full day of activities Friday to celebrate the grand opening of the...

Floodplain demolition halted

Published Mar. 21 2017

The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday night directing the city administrator to halt the process that could...

Age limit on sales of tobacco delayed

Published Mar. 21 2017

The final vote on a bill to set the minimum age for the sale of tobacco in the Jefferson City...

Jefferson City Council pressed on fire sprinklers

Published Mar. 21 2017

A woman who lost her son in a University of Missouri fraternity fire in 1999 has urged the Jefferson City...

Wellness Center grand opening March 24

Published Mar. 15 2017

The grand opening for the Health and Wellness Center is planned for March 24 but the center is already making...

Caring for a family's furrier members

Published Mar. 13 2017

Working on the farm and growing up around animals led Dr. Greg Popp into a lifelong career as a veterinarian.

Man pleads guilty in Russian roulette case

Published Mar. 10 2017

One of three people involved a March 2016 game of Russian Roulette that ended in the death of a Cole...

Committee approves revenue guarantee

Published Mar. 10 2017

The Jefferson City Finance Committee has sent to the full City Council a proposed agreement for the city to help...

Heroes honored at Red Cross ceremony

Published Mar. 9 2017

The American Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri honored local heroes at the annual Heroes Dinner on Wednesday night...

Capital City could raise minimum age for tobacco sales

Published Mar. 7 2017

A bill to set the minimum age for the sale of tobacco in the city to 21 instead of 18...

Council paves way for Uber in Jefferson City

Published Mar. 7 2017

Two long-debated bills — one regarding ride-hailing services and the other establishing a prescription drug-monitoring program — were passed during...

Crowds come to support Trump in Capital City

Published Mar. 5 2017

A large crowd gathered at the Missouri Capitol Saturday afternoon to support President Donald Trump and his policies.

Boy Scout food collections benefit Samaritan Center

Published Mar. 5 2017

Boy Scout units in Jefferson City, Linn, California and Russellville picked up and delivered Scouting for Food donations to local...

Dixon, lawyer no-shows for court date

Published Mar. 2 2017

Although he and his attorney were not in the courtroom Wednesday, Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Deborah Daniels set a...

Cole County approves ambulance rate hike

Published Mar. 1 2017

Perhaps for the first time since taking over the ambulance service in July 2009, the Cole County Commission has approved...

Planning staff recommend rezoning Capitol Avenue

Published Mar. 1 2017

Planning staff are proposing a rezoning of the East Capitol Avenue area to a mixed-use zoning district and establishment of...

Nearly ready to stir up some sand

Published Feb. 28 2017

Capital Sand Co. is rebuilding a sand dredge for its Jefferson City location to replace a dredge that capsized in...

Home Show draws a crowd Friday

Published Feb. 25 2017

Officials with the HBA Home Show are hoping the large crowds they saw Friday will come out again today to...

County discussing plans for courthouse work

Published Feb. 22 2017

Work to improve the grounds around the Cole County Courthouse began earlier this month, and now, commissioners are looking at...

First low-water crossing to be replaced

Published Feb. 22 2017

The first of several low-water crossings to be replaced with monies from the Cole County half-cent capital improvement sales tax...