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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.

Right place, right time

Published Apr. 24 2017

The evolution of Dr. Richard Jennett's career mirrors his work to build Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG).

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...

Wellness center off to good start

Published Apr. 12 2017

After nearly two months in operation, The Linc, Jefferson City's new health and wellness center, continues to bring in more...

Missouri parks system celebrates 100 years

Published Apr. 11 2017

One hundred years ago Monday, the Missouri State Park System was born, thanks to a fund created by state lawmakers...

Pedestrian, bike plan for Jefferson City picks up speed

Published Apr. 9 2017

A pedestrian and bike plan for the city will start the next leg of its journey Thursday when it goes...

Groundbreaking set for Special Olympics campus

Published Apr. 9 2017

Officials with Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce have announced the groundbreaking for SOMO's...

Wet and mild summer ahead?

Published Apr. 7 2017

Following a dry, mild winter in the Midwest, a University of Missouri meteorology expert is predicting a relatively wet and...

Panel: Make temporary traffic changes permanent

Published Apr. 7 2017

Temporary traffic pattern changes designed to improve safety for students and motorists around Lewis and Clark Middle School could soon...

Firefighters from across state honored

Published Apr. 6 2017

"We've got your back."

Jefferson City airport work ready to take off

Published Apr. 4 2017

Among the bills gaining final approval at Monday night's Jefferson City Council meeting was one dealing with planning for several...