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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 Highway Patrol, as well as the Cole County associate and circuit courts. Haldiman began his career at the Jefferson City News Tribune in April 2006, covering crime and the courts. Since then he also has reported on city, county and state government issues as well as school-related and personal stories about Mid-Missouri residents and their families. The Missouri Press Association, Associated Press and Kansas City Press Club have recognized Haldiman for his work at the News Tribune. Haldiman began his career in journalism in 1993 at KDKD Radio in Clinton, Missouri, after graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg in 1992. Working at a small, one-man newsroom meant he covered everything from local school board meetings to the arrival of the first B-2 Stealth Bomber at nearby Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster in December 1993. Haldiman began working in Missouri's Capital City in 1996 with a seven-year stay at KLIK/KATI/KFRU radio, where, working in another small newsroom, Haldiman again covered a range of stories from fundraising for local organizations to the tragic death and national funeral of Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999. During this time Haldiman first earned awards for his work from The Associated Press and the Missouri Broadcasters Association, as well from the Missouri State Teachers Association and other organizations. In 2003, Haldiman accepted an offer to work at Mid-Missouri CBS-TV affiliate KRCG as assignment editor and assistant news director. When a position opened at the News Tribune newsroom opening came up, Haldiman took the opportunity to return to reporting. When not working, Haldiman has found great joy in the world of sports. His work in journalism has allowed him to stay close to sports and to see several of his favorite teams and players.

Jefferson City, Cole County brace for severe flooding

Published May. 21 2019

Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday afternoon he had declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to continuing severe...

Judge sentences Teter to 30 years for 2014 JCCC murder

Published May. 21 2019

Randy Teter, 38, will serve another 30 years in state prison for the August 2014 assault of his cellmate at...

Lawmen raise funds, awareness for Special Olympics

Published May. 18 2019

Law enforcement officers from across Missouri "Staked out at Dunkin'" on Friday to raise awareness and donations for the Missouri...

Cole County approves bridge replacement contracts

Published May. 17 2019

The Cole County Commission on Thursday approved contracts for engineering companies to replace Old Forge Road Bridge off Old Bass...

US Postal Service releases new stamp honoring first responders

Published May. 17 2019

Among the organizations honoring law officers and emergency responders this week is the U.S. Postal Service, which has released stamp...

Cole County buys Adams Street building

Published May. 17 2019

The Cole County Commission hopes buying the building and parking lot at 209 Adams St. will create more space for...

Heartland Port Authority continues to seek funding

Published May. 16 2019

The Heartland Port Authority Board of Commissioners is pushing ahead with applying for grants as they await word of whether...

Capital Mall looks to bonds to attract tenants

Published May. 16 2019

The Jefferson City Industrial Development Authority has approved a proposal for underwriting bonds to afford the local company redeveloping Capital...

American Water replaces 100-year-old water mains at Missouri Boulevard, Dunklin Street

Published May. 16 2019

As work continues on road and bridge repairs in the 400 block of Dunklin Street in Jefferson City, infrastructure work...

New business incubator could bring economic development possibilities to area

Published May. 14 2019

Midwest University's new business incubator in Jefferson City is a different way to bring economic development possibilities to the area,...

Missouri River port bill still alive as session winds down

Published May. 10 2019

Time is running short for legislation that would give Jefferson City land for a port.

Tebbetts Picnic is back with bluegrass and tractors

Published May. 9 2019

Organizers of the Tebbetts Picnic hope the annual event, scheduled June 28-30, will be a chance to get to know...

Cole County finalizing sale of Eugene water system

Published May. 8 2019

Cole County will close the long-awaited sale of the Eugene water system May 15.All that remains for the sale to...

Girl whose spirit inspired a city dies

Published May. 8 2019

A Jefferson City girl who inspired her family, a city and people all over the world died Monday.

Cole County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee works to improve pre-trial program

Published May. 7 2019

A committee of judicial and law enforcement officials who have been meeting about Cole County's pre-trial services for more than...

Inclusive playground planned at Linn fairgrounds

Published May. 5 2019

An inclusive playground for children with disabilities is planned to be built in Linn.

Area rivers begin to recede; some roads reopening

Published May. 3 2019

As the recent rains have begun to taper off, most Mid-Missouri rivers have crested and begun to return to normal...

Heavy rains saturate Jefferson City

Published May. 2 2019

Precautions taken before this week's heavy rains averted much of the damage that has been common in past storms, city...

Cole County Commission OKs EMS equipment purchases

Published May. 1 2019

The Cole County Commission has approved more equipment purchase requests for the Cole County Emergency Medical Service, but commissioners said...

Donation buoys purchase of boat for Missouri River Relief

Published Apr. 30 2019

Several agencies and individuals have come together to provide Missouri River Relief with a new boat to help them in...