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Nicole Roberts (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0247
E-mail: nicole@newstribune.com
Nicole Roberts covers the Jefferson City Council, city departments and the Jefferson City Housing Authority. Some topics she has reported on include redevelopment of the city-owned property at the Missouri State Penitentiary, stormwater issues, demolitions and improvements along East Capitol Avenue. Before joining the News Tribune, Roberts was editor-in-chief at The Standard, Missouri State University's newspaper. She graduated from Missouri State University in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in print/internet journalism. While in college, she played clarinet in the Missouri State University Pride Band and continues to perform with the Jefferson City Community Symphonic Concert Band. She is originally from Rolla, Missouri, but attended high school in Vienna, about 30 minutes southeast of Jefferson City. Follow her on Twitter at @NReneeRoberts.

Callaway County approved for FEMA individual assistance

Published Aug. 6 2019

Property owners in Callaway County who were impacted by severe storms, tornadoes or flooding can now seek individual assistance through...

Dozens of children take part in turtle race at Tebbetts Picnic and Muttonfest

Published Jun. 30 2019

About an hour before the big turtle race of 2019 in Tebbetts, children of all ages assessed each turtle's skills...

Airshow at Jefferson City airport canceled as river rises

Published May. 21 2019

The Salute to Veterans Airshow, planned for Memorial Day weekend at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, has been canceled due...

Glass recycling contamination worries area officials

Published Jan. 10 2019

Jefferson City officials fear a free glass recycling service could end up costing residents if contamination issues are not addressed.

Trump in KC: All would benefit from prison reform

Published Dec. 9 2018

Prison reform would help inmates gain more skills that could be used in the workforce and would "get them on...

Trump: Local law enforcement vital in enforcing immigration laws

Published Dec. 7 2018

President Donald Trump emphasized law enforcement cooperation, particularly when enforcing immigration laws, during his visit Friday afternoon to Missouri.

2,600 stairs for 343 fallen firefighters

Published Sep. 9 2018

With rain misting outside and dark clouds looming overhead, bell tolls ripped through the silence Saturday morning as climbers read...

City Council approves agreement, funds for port

Published Jul. 3 2018

Jefferson City is one small step closer to getting a port.

Hensley elected Jefferson City Ward 5 councilman

Published Apr. 4 2018

Jon Hensley is the new Jefferson City councilman for Ward 5.

House passes amended Adrian's Island bill

Published Apr. 1 2018

A bill that would give Jefferson City a small portion of land for riverfront access will go to Gov. Eric...

Capitol renovations: A lot to do in a 'short' time

Published Feb. 25 2018

For those who regularly drive around, visit or work in Missouri's Capitol, the next two years and nine months will...

Council approves new Missouri Soybean Association building

Published Feb. 20 2018

The Jefferson City Council approved a new commercial office building Monday night for the Missouri Soybean Association.

House approves Adrian's Island bill

Published Feb. 14 2018

The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would give Jefferson City a small portion of land for...

Retired LU professor to showcase choral pieces

Published Feb. 10 2018

Retired Lincoln University music professor Robert Mitchell will showcase original choral pieces this weekend at Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson...

Convention and Visitors Bureau approves MSP lights project

Published Jan. 23 2018

Missouri State Penitentiary visitors can anticipate a couple of new preservation projects at the old prison this year.

Fire department conducts their annual ice rescue training

Published Jan. 10 2018

Several firefighters and fire trucks were at McKay Lake on Tuesday as part of the Jefferson City Fire Department's ice...

State's MLK celebration moved to new date at Capitol

Published Jan. 7 2018

Due to the State of the State address Wednesday, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative celebration was moved to...

LED lights brighten the Capitol

Published Jan. 7 2018

Several areas in the Capitol Building are now sporting LED lighting and more lights will be added over the next...

Jefferson City street crews battle cold, snow

Published Dec. 28 2017

As temperatures plummeted into the single digits this week, Jefferson City street workers have been trying to maintain local roads.

Next chapter for MSP

Published Dec. 24 2017

As Missouri and Jefferson City continue to finalize the land conveyance of almost 32 acres of the Missouri State Penitentiary...