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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.

Local teen wins statewide essay contest

Published Dec. 4 2016

Grace Craighead, an eighth-grade student at Trinity Lutheran School in Jefferson City, is a statewide winner of the "It Can...

Christmas spirit comes to life

Published Dec. 3 2016

With temperatures finally in the range to help inspire a Christmas spirit, the typical large crowds of bundled-up area residents...

Up-and-coming comedians to present acts at Avenue HQ

Published Dec. 1 2016

Three up-and-coming comedians are coming 8:30 p.m. Friday to Avenue HQ in Jefferson City.

New Cole County ambulance director hired

Published Nov. 30 2016

Jerry Johnston, an ambulance director from the State of California, has been named the new director of the Cole County...

Capitol policeman gets Medal of Valor

Published Nov. 29 2016

Missouri Capitol police officer Charles Gerhart on Monday was one of 10 public safety officers from around the state to...

Gill faces new charges in robbery after shooting

Published Nov. 29 2016

The Holts Summit man already charged with shooting a woman earlier this month at County Park has also been charged...

Man sought for shooting at County Park

Published Nov. 22 2016

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man accused of shooting a woman Monday afternoon at County Park.

Bridges expected to be open today ahead of schedule

Published Nov. 13 2016

MoDOT officials believe all the work to get both the Missouri River bridges in Jefferson City fully reopened to three...

Red Kettle Campaign kicks off

Published Nov. 13 2016

The Salvation Army kicked off its 2016 Red Kettle Campaign with a ceremony Saturday at Jefferson City's Capital Mall, and...

Getting the drill down cold

Published Nov. 10 2016

Snow is not in the local forecast yet, but MoDOT workers spent Wednesday getting ready for winter weather.

Incumbent wins Cole County Eastern District commission seat

Published Nov. 9 2016

Republican incumbent Jeff Hoelscher will serve another four years as Cole County Eastern District commissioner.

Cole County expects 75 percent voter turnout

Published Nov. 6 2016

Highly contested presidential, governor and U.S. Senate races have led Cole County Clerk Steve Korsmeyer to predict there will be...

Cole County's budget to grow in 2017

Published Nov. 2 2016

The Cole County Commission on Tuesday got its first look at the county's proposed 2017 budget, which would grow by...

Cole County candidates talk issues at forum

Published Nov. 2 2016

The candidates for the two contested races in the Nov. 8 general election in Cole County answered questions about why...

House of horrors - hardly

Published Oct. 31 2016

One of the biggest collections of movie monsters and Halloween creatures belongs to a Mid-Missouri man.

Woods arraigned on sex charges

Published Oct. 27 2016

Jefferson City funeral director Tyler Woods will return to court Feb. 15 for a status hearing, after pleading not guilty...

Edwards pleads not guilty to LU rape case charge

Published Oct. 27 2016

Winston D. Edwards will be back in court Dec. 14, for a status hearing in the case that he raped...

Jay Band bound for Atlanta

Published Oct. 26 2016

This weekend, the Jefferson City Jay Band will be in its final marching competition in Atlanta, coming on the heels...

County boosts Blair Oaks surtax funds

Published Oct. 26 2016

The Cole County Commission has approved an increase to the supplement the county pays to help the Blair Oaks School...

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.