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Jeff Haldiman (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0254
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.

Home Show draws a crowd Friday

Published Feb. 25 2017

Officials with the HBA Home Show are hoping the large crowds they saw Friday will come out again today to...

County discussing plans for courthouse work

Published Feb. 22 2017

Work to improve the grounds around the Cole County Courthouse began earlier this month, and now, commissioners are looking at...

First low-water crossing to be replaced

Published Feb. 22 2017

The first of several low-water crossings to be replaced with monies from the Cole County half-cent capital improvement sales tax...

Protesters rip cuts to education

Published Feb. 21 2017

A group of students from St. Louis area community colleges came to Jefferson City on Monday to let Gov. Eric...

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...

Random acts of kindness

Published Feb. 18 2017

Saying they wanted to show there are more good people and good activities than what's normally seen in the news,...

Thank you from the heart

Published Feb. 18 2017

A Cole County man got to say thank you to the team of emergency responders whose actions saved his life.

LU police chief discusses importance of equality

Published Feb. 17 2017

Equality should be the same for all, no matter your race, about 200 students were told Thursday as part of...

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...