Emily Cole is the News Tribune's Jefferson City government reporter. She covers the Jefferson City Council, city committees and departments, and other organizations like the Jefferson City Housing Authority. She moved to Mid-Missouri after earning a degree in journalism from Missouri State University in Springfield in May 2019, where she also served as news editor for the award-winning student-run newspaper, The Standard. Originally from the Joplin area, she's a Missouri native and vaguely remembers a trip to the Capitol as a young child -- with a picture in front of the building to prove it. As an intern at the Branson Tri-Lakes News in summer 2018, she was part of a reporting team that received a first-place award for Best News or Feature Series from the Missouri Press Association for coverage of a duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake. She started working at the News Tribune in June 2019.
Delayed recovery: Work remains for some tornado-damaged properties Signs of the devastation that struck parts of Jefferson City are still visible a year after the May 2019 tornado. May. 21 2020 @ 11:37pm
86 medical marijuana manufacturing facilities approved The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has started issuing 86 licenses across the state for medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facilities, including one in Jefferson City. Jan. 11 2020 @ 4:40pm
Natural disaster loan program provides aid to businesses A program created by the Missouri State Treasurer's Office has placed over $2.5 million in a program designed to assist small business owners and farmers affected by natural disasters. Nov. 20 2019 @ 11:26pm
Holts Summit extends New Bloomfield police contract The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen approved a resolution Tuesday that will allow Mayor Landon Oxley to sign a five-year extension of the agreement between the Holts Summit Police Department and the City of New Bloomfield. Sep. 17 2019 @ 11:09pm
Holts Summit residents express concerns over stormwater The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen on Tuesday once again heard concerns from members of the community living in the new Cedars subdivision. Aug. 14 2019 @ 12:05am
Missouri treasurer announces natural disaster business loan program Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Thursday announced the launch of a new program designed to assist small-business owners and farmers who have been affected by natural disasters. Jul. 18 2019 @ 10:19pm
Aldermen, community discuss subdivision's stormwater concerns During Tuesday's Holts Summit Board of Alderman meeting, the aldermen and members of the community discussed stormwater issues concerning The Cedars, a subdivision being developed. The also discussed medical marijuana, approved liquor licenses and more. Jul. 11 2019 @ 10:27pm