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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.

Stormwater projects approved in Cole County

Published Aug. 16 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved two stormwater improvement projects.At their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners approved a contract with Mera...

4-H leaders get new H ... Hall of Fame

Published Aug. 13 2017

Among the 46 Missourians inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame this Saturday will be William and Cindy Kautsch,...

New Horizons sued by former employees

Published Aug. 11 2017

Two former employees of a Jefferson City mental health agency have taken their former employer to court, claiming they were...

Parkview Meadows NID complete

Published Aug. 11 2017

The Cole County Commission approved an order Thursday noting the Parkview Meadows neighborhood improvement project is complete and allowing the...

River racers cool with weather

Published Aug. 10 2017

Atypical August weather is helping the majority of racers in this year's MR 340 River Race.

Emergency responders practice nuclear drill

Published Aug. 8 2017

The dress rehearsal was last week, and Monday was the graded practice.

For eclipse, traffic congestion expected for cars, phones

Published Aug. 8 2017

With the solar eclipse less than two weeks away, residents are being reminded the expected large crowds will likely affect...

Housing Authority sues two property owners

Published Aug. 8 2017

The Jefferson City Housing Authority has started the process for eminent domain proceedings as part of the East Capitol Avenue...

Quilt auction to mark its 30th year at Rich Fountain

Published Aug. 8 2017

Several special activities are planned Aug. 13 around the 30th Annual Sacred Heart Quilt Auction in Rich Fountain.

Expected heavy rains could affect river race

Published Aug. 6 2017

If river levels don't get too high Tuesday, some 600 paddlers are scheduled to launch their boats in the Missouri...

Area law agencies assessing vehicles for carbon monoxide risk

Published Aug. 6 2017

The Jefferson City Police Department and Cole County Sheriff's Department plan to take action over concerns carbon monoxide fumes from...

Cyclists pedal around Capitol in Sunday race

Published Aug. 4 2017

It may be a little-known sporting event in Jefferson City, but the Missouri State Championship Criterium draws hundreds of people...

Volunteers still needed for eclipse

Published Aug. 3 2017

The solar eclipse is just over two weeks away and the final preparations for multiple activities continue.

United flights arrive in Mid-Missouri

Published Aug. 2 2017

The airline's first plane landed locally Tuesday, and today elected leaders will hold a ceremony marking the kickoff of United...

Cole County workers get eclipse break

Published Aug. 2 2017

Cole County commissioners have opted to close county offices during the hour in which the total eclipse is to occur...

Ride inspections routine but critical as tragedy shows

Published Aug. 1 2017

Before any ride at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair starts to spin or twirl, it must be inspected.

Fair food stand gets facelift

Published Jul. 30 2017

When the 4-H Food Stand opens for the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair, they'll be preparing food on new...

State Fair: No Fire Ball ride this year

Published Jul. 28 2017

The only Fire Ball ride scheduled to operate at a Missouri fair has been shut down following Wednesday's deadly accident...

JC Jaycees to host 67th annual Cole County Fair

Published Jul. 27 2017

After nearly a year of planning, the Jefferson City Jaycees will host the 67th annual installment of the Cole County...

Cole County board upholds assessments on commercial properties

Published Jul. 25 2017

The Cole County Board of Equalization upheld the assessed values of all properties whose assessments had been challenged for 2017...