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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.

Proactive in pursuit of justice

Published Jan. 17 2017

Those attending the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Founders at Quinn Chapel AME Chapel were challenged...

Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts

Published Jan. 16 2017

While Winter Storm Jupiter did wreak havoc in some parts of Missouri, the central portion of the state was spared...

Agencies geared up for predicted ice storm troubles

Published Jan. 15 2017

Even as some of Friday night's icy conditions melted Saturday, the National Weather Service still was predicting slippery conditions for...

Winter storm puts dent in Jefferson City crime

Published Jan. 15 2017

Crime never takes a holiday, but in the wake of winter storm Jupiter, it came close in Jefferson City.

Missouri preps for winter storm

Published Jan. 13 2017

Representatives of all Cole County and Jefferson City agencies that would deal with the effects of an ice storm met...

Electric providers prepare for ice storm

Published Jan. 12 2017

It's been nearly a decade since the last major ice storm hit Mid-Missouri, and area utility company officials said lessons...

Small crowd at hearing opposes Ameren rate hike

Published Jan. 12 2017

Only three people testified Wednesday night before members of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) in Jefferson City about a...

Cole County approves $78M budget

Published Jan. 11 2017

As expected, the Cole County Commission approved the 2017 county budget following a public hearing Tuesday where no one spoke...

Law officials warn of Monday road closings, traffic issues

Published Jan. 8 2017

Jefferson City police say there will be some parking and street closures due to Monday's inauguration activities.

Cole County EMS calls up in 2016

Published Jan. 6 2017

Calls for service for the Cole County Ambulance Service (EMS) rose over the past year.

Salvation Army nearing Red Kettle goal

Published Jan. 6 2017

Compared to where they were before Christmas Day, officials with the Salvation Army of Jefferson City are feeling better about...

Bitter cold, snow to imperil travel

Published Jan. 5 2017

Mid-Missouri was placed under a winter weather advisory Wednesday due to the forecast of incoming accumulating snow and bitterly cold...

Cole County 2017 budget nears final steps

Published Jan. 4 2017

A week from today, the Cole County Commission will hold a public hearing and vote whether to approve the 2017...

Jefferson City man murdered in first hour of new year

Published Jan. 3 2017

A Jefferson City man faces second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges following the murder of another man early Sunday...

Bonham vows changes as Osage County sheriff

Published Jan. 3 2017

Michael Bonham has hit the ground running after being sworn in as Osage County sheriff shortly after his election in...

Uber inauguration in store?

Published Jan. 1 2017

Jefferson City regulations don't allow for transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber, but an upcoming special occasion prompted the company...

Cole County officials sworn in

Published Dec. 31 2016

A short ceremony Friday morning marked the beginning of new terms for those who won November elections for Cole County...

Cole County commissioners consider budget

Published Dec. 30 2016

The Cole County Commission plans to have one more meeting next week to discuss budget issues before its scheduled public...

Hill targets training, new facilities for LU Police Department

Published Dec. 29 2016

After a month on the job, the new chief of police for Lincoln University said he's getting a lot of...

Amtrak ridership down for 2016

Published Dec. 28 2016

Although ridership numbers were down in fiscal year 2016, Missouri Department of Transportation officials are optimistic things are looking up...