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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.

All it takes is a spark

Published Feb. 20 2017

Although there are no laws in unincorporated Cole County preventing residents from burning trash or yard waste, local fire officials...

Bridge work expected to impact US 63 drivers

Published Feb. 16 2017

Last year, it was work on the Missouri River bridge.

Senior Center: County funds vital to group's survival

Published Feb. 15 2017

At the start of the year, the Cole County Commission made it known nonprofit agencies may not get money from...

Valentines for life

Published Feb. 14 2017

When John Brooks met the girl who would eventually become his wife, he said he had to fight off some...

Lack of snow may hurt in spring

Published Feb. 14 2017

During a normal winter in Mid-Missouri, we should see around 13.6 inches of snow.

Icing her dream with Disney

Published Feb. 9 2017

A Jefferson City ice skater will be featured through Sunday in the Disney on Ice production of "Dare to Dream"...

Cooperative street project to start this spring

Published Feb. 8 2017

Work on a much anticipated Jefferson City street project could begin this spring.

Nonprofits seek funds despite commission budget change

Published Feb. 8 2017

Representatives of two nonprofit agencies that received funding from the Cole County Commission in the past, but not this year,...

Troubled trees removed from courthouse lawn

Published Feb. 7 2017

Work to improve the grounds around the Cole County Courthouse began Monday.

Jefferson City man reminisces on pro-football career

Published Feb. 5 2017

As the New England Patriots prepare to play in today's Super Bowl game, a Jefferson City man remembers his time...

Holts Summit man caught after vehicle, foot chase

Published Feb. 3 2017

A Holts Summit man was taken into custody after a chase with authorities early Thursday morning in Callaway County.

Courthouse window work nearly done

Published Feb. 2 2017

Installation of new windows at the Cole County Courthouse and Annex should be completed by the end of next week.

Commission approves drug monitoring program

Published Feb. 1 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved an ordinance to allow prescription drug monitoring in the county.

County won't require liquor license for fundraisers

Published Feb. 1 2017

The Cole County Commission has decided the county will not collect liquor license fees from groups serving alcohol at fundraising...

Amtrak riders mirror gas prices: down

Published Jan. 30 2017

Two issues have affected ridership on the Missouri River Runner Amtrak service over the past 20 years — gas prices...

Keeping highway crews on the road

Published Jan. 30 2017

Darrin Johnson credits his love of working on engines with helping him get involved with the Missouri Department of Transportation...

Area youth participate in March for Life

Published Jan. 29 2017

A group of nearly 300 young people and their sponsors from the Jefferson City area returned Saturday from Washington, D.C.,...

Radio station marking 80th year

Published Jan. 29 2017

KWOS Radio will celebrate 80 years of service Monday. The Jefferson City station traces its start back to the family...

Shane Talburt and Logan Monahan named State Employees of the Month

Published Jan. 22 2017

Two Missouri Highway Patrol troopers were named as December State Employee of the Month.

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...