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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.

Water rescue training helps firefighters prepare for emergencies

Published Oct. 19 2017

Local firefighters have been involved in several rescues of people stranded in vehicles or along the banks of lakes and...

Topsoil business, event center among Board of Adjustment matters

Published Oct. 19 2017

The Jefferson City Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a topsoil supply business and extraction operation Tuesday.

County backs CVB bid to keep state competitions

Published Oct. 11 2017

Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau leaders will make a presentation to officials from the Missouri State High School Activities...

Stormwater work gets boost in county

Published Oct. 11 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved two measures to keep work progressing on two stormwater improvement projects.

Race discrimination suit filed against Fulton State Hospital

Published Oct. 7 2017

An employee at Fulton State Hospital has filed a discrimination suit against the state and two co-workers, claiming he was...

MADD honors officers for keeping roads safe

Published Oct. 5 2017

Three years ago, Robbie Pace-Courtright introduced a new program to the Central Missouri Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chapter.

Part-time pay no cure for paramedics' OT

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Cole County Commission will not implement a part-time pay scale for paramedics proposed as a way to reduce overtime...

More law for Russellville

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved efforts to increase the Cole County Sheriff's Department's presence in Russellville.

City, county ponder next joint projects

Published Oct. 4 2017

Cole County and Jefferson City public works officials are meeting to go over goals for the next five years after...

Jefferson City police warn of fake $20 bills

Published Sep. 29 2017

In recent days, the Jefferson City Police Department has received calls from area businesses receiving counterfeit $20 bills

Gassner goes from wildlife management to food inspector

Published Sep. 24 2017

Joe Gassner feels lucky to have had jobs for more than 30 years that allow him to work with the...

Crosswalk proposed at Pioneer Trail Elementary

Published Sep. 20 2017

The Cole County Commission has indicated it is willing to work to alleviate concerns from some parents about children walking...

Helias' first grads return for 60th renunion

Published Sep. 17 2017

For the Helias High School class of 1957, the 60th class reunion meant celebrating a future that looks very bright.

Looking out for Cole County's new moms and babies

Published Sep. 17 2017

More people in Cole County could be eligible for help from the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.

Memories remain fresh for two JCHS classes

Published Sep. 17 2017

Pride in their accomplishments and celebrating their continued friendships.Those were the themes for this weekend's reunions of the Jefferson City...

Area law enforcement agencies don't anticipate post-verdict violence locally

Published Sep. 16 2017

Jefferson City area law enforcement departments were not anticipating any local demonstrations in the wake of a not-guilty verdict Friday...

Taking a night out against crime

Published Sep. 15 2017

A group of neighbors on Jefferson City's west side decided a year ago they would form a watch group, and...

Cole County Extension Fall Festival draws big crowd

Published Sep. 12 2017

This past weekend's 41st Annual Cole County Extension Fall Festival saw its best turnout since 2003.

Local electric crews bound for Georgia, Florida

Published Sep. 12 2017

Nearly 150 linemen from 26 Missouri electric co-ops will leave today from their respective headquarters, heading to Georgia and Florida...

County dilemma: Cutting overtime costs without curbing service

Published Sep. 11 2017

Having to pay overtime is expected when running emergency service operations such as the Cole County Sheriff's Department and Cole...