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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.

City's financial report available for public viewing

Published Apr. 29 2017

If you want to know how Jefferson City is doing financially, the city offers an easy way to find out.

Jefferson City Council term limits among possible August ballot issues

Published Apr. 27 2017

Four changes to the City Charter could appear on the Aug. 8 ballot for Jefferson City voters to decide, with...

Designs ordered on Charm Villa stormwater project

Published Apr. 26 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved design work on a new stormwater project.

Right place, right time

Published Apr. 24 2017

The evolution of Dr. Richard Jennett's career mirrors his work to build Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG).

JCPD's low turnover rate bucks trend

Published Apr. 23 2017

The Jefferson City Police Department, like many law enforcement agencies, is in constant competition to hire good officers and employees...

First-quarter Amtrak ridership edges up

Published Apr. 23 2017

Thanks to a strong January, the Missouri River Runner Amtrak service saw a small increase in ridership for the first...

Proposed stormwater fee floats to Council

Published Apr. 21 2017

The Jefferson City Public Works Committee has approved wording for a stormwater utility fee proposal to be put on the...

Adopt-A-Highway celebrated for savings, beautification

Published Apr. 21 2017

The popular Adopt-A-Highway litter prevention program turns 30 this year.

Public comments favor proposed demolition ordinance

Published Apr. 21 2017

The Jefferson City Council will hold a work session in the near future to continue discussion on a proposed demolition...

Design work begins for downtown sidewalk, electrical improvements

Published Apr. 21 2017

The Jefferson City Public Works and Planning Committee has approved plans to improve downtown sidewalks and electrical work for special...

Cole County eyes stormwater ordinance

Published Apr. 19 2017

Jefferson City officials have been working on plans to address stormwater issues — and so are Cole County officials.

Cole County queasy amid jump in salmonella

Published Apr. 19 2017

Twenty-five recent cases of salmonella have been reported in Cole County as of Tuesday.

Two property owners on board in urban renewal

Published Apr. 19 2017

The Jefferson City Housing Authority is continuing the process of the East Capitol Avenue Urban Renewal Plan.

Jefferson City Council passes East Capitol measures

Published Apr. 18 2017

Potential redevelopment of the East Capitol Avenue area was the focus of several bills approved at Monday's Jefferson City Council...

Inmates' lawsuit over jail laundry policies goes to full appeals court

Published Apr. 18 2017

The full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in September on the Cole County Jail's laundry policies.

After oaths, Jefferson City council members hear first five bills

Published Apr. 18 2017

The Jefferson City Council took on a new look Monday night as winners of the April elections were sworn into...

Key Club Paint the People 5K benefits United Way

Published Apr. 16 2017

Giving students real-world experience while helping out their community — that's the goal of the Key Club at Jefferson City...

Jefferson City's August ballot filling up

Published Apr. 16 2017

Already it appears there could be a ballot issue in August asking Jefferson City residents for approval of a plan...

Salmonella cases up in Cole County

Published Apr. 15 2017

Cole County health officials said Friday there has been an upswing in salmonella cases in the past few days.

Local woman, Cubs infielder share World Series moment, special tie

Published Apr. 14 2017

A Jefferson City woman who has overcome spina bifida was one of 20 fans chosen to present rings to members...