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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.

Commission considers more EMS staffing amid growing number of transfers

Published Jul. 23 2017

Finding a balance between providing the anticipated service for local emergency calls and transporting patients long distances for medical treatment...

Sawyers slice through logs in Osage contest

Published Jul. 16 2017

While much of the attention during Saturday's events at the Osage County Fair in Linn focused on the popular Mud...

River racers warm up for 340

Published Jul. 16 2017

The unofficial "prelim race" to the MR340 Missouri River race in August took place Saturday with more than 100 competitors.

St. Joseph crew restores C-130 Hercules for Mid-Missouri display

Published Jul. 13 2017

For the past week, airmen of the 139th Airlift Wing's 139th Maintenance Squadron in St. Joseph have worked through the...

Greitens signs bill changing EMS policies

Published Jul. 12 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation known the "Special Needs Bill" into law Tuesday morning at Jefferson City Fire Department Station...

Wreaths for Heros looks to expand to Linn

Published Jun. 18 2017

Following their retirement after a 22-year military career — and a corporate one that ran a little longer — Dan...

Commission rejects sheriff's personnel request

Published Jun. 14 2017

The Cole County Commission decided not to add more positions in the Cole County Jail.

Loss of checkpoints won't limit drunk driving suppression

Published Jun. 11 2017

Jefferson City area law enforcement officials said recent actions by Missouri lawmakers effectively eliminating funding for sobriety checkpoints for the...

Silver setting for the Mighty Mo

Published Jun. 8 2017

Missouri strengthened its ties to its namesake this week.

Mid-Missouri groups' protest calls for investigation into Trump, Russia ties

Published Jun. 4 2017

Members of Jefferson City Area Indivisible (JCAI) and Capitol Area Missouri NOW joined groups in 150 other cities marching to...

Camp MAGIC helps children cope with grief

Published Jun. 4 2017

For children who experienced the loss of a loved one, finding a way to express their emotions is an important...

Local lawmen: Data reviewed to gauge equity of stops

Published Jun. 2 2017

Black drivers were pulled over at a rate nearly double their representation in the Jefferson City population in 2016, according...

Young cancer patient's smoke-damaged home gets free cleaning

Published Jun. 2 2017

Four-year-old Reese Werner, who has cancer, recently completed another round of chemotherapy in St. Louis.

Fairview Farms rises from ashes better than ever

Published Jun. 1 2017

It's hard to believe Fairview Farms in New Bloomfield is the same saddlebred horse facility that was devastated by a...

6 of the 23 Medicaid protesters get probation

Published May. 19 2017

Six religious leaders from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas who were found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing in the...

Bike/pedestrian plan approved

Published May. 16 2017

The Jefferson City Council has approved a pedestrian and bike plan for the city. The plan aims to improve safety,...

Public will get say on new city codes

Published May. 16 2017

Public meetings are scheduled for June to get comments on new building construction codes in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City Council rejects August stormwater vote

Published May. 16 2017

There will be no municipal elections in August in Jefferson City.

Gammon book fund garners $1,751 for books at Lawson

Published May. 16 2017

The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation's "Dr. Nancy Gammon Memorial Book Fund" recently wrapped up its inaugural campaign to benefit...

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to illegal firearm; found not guilty in fatal shooting

Published May. 16 2017

Fifty-three weeks after a Cole County jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder, Paris Mark Alexander-Henderson, 27, of Jefferson...