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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.

Water billing lawsuit ends in Eldon's favor

Published Sep. 21 2018

Miller County Judge Ralph Jaynes ruled this week in favor of the city of Eldon in connection with a 7-year-old...

Cole County Fire District seeks 27-cent tax increase

Published Sep. 20 2018

The Cole County Fire Protection District wants voters in November to approve a 27-cent property tax increase.

Jefferson City shooting suspect caught

Published Sep. 19 2018

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with a weekend shooting was caught by authorities on Tuesday.

Cole County hires new economic development consultant

Published Sep. 18 2018

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce will not handle economic development efforts for Cole County next year.

Red cross volunteers give time to help hurricane victims

Published Sep. 17 2018

It's not the first hurricane that Anita Davis has been sent to by the Central and Northern Missouri Chapter of...

Historical heart of Jefferson City

Published Sep. 17 2018

For the first 100 years of its existence, Madison Street was the heart of Jefferson City.

Holsman aims to keeps county’s moms and babies healthy

Published Sep. 16 2018

As maternal child health coordinator and family planning coordinator at the Cole County Health Department, Jana Holsman’s goal is to...

Judge: DOC must better track employee hours

Published Sep. 15 2018

Cole County Presiding Judge Pat Joyce approved an amended judgment Friday on how the Corrections department will pay current and...

Area utility workers headed to help with hurricane relief

Published Sep. 14 2018

As Hurricane Florence makes it way toward the Atlantic coast, several members of Missouri’s electric cooperatives are heading out to...

Ruling expected soon on lawsuit over Corrections pay

Published Sep. 14 2018

A ruling is expected soon on how the Corrections Department will pay current and former Corrections officers who were awarded...

Cole County Commission finalized project agreements

Published Sep. 12 2018

The Cole County Commission finalized agreements Tuesday with Wardsville, Russellville and St. Thomas to help fund infrastructure projects.

Commission approves request to increase Sheriff's Department salaries

Published Sep. 12 2018

At the start of 2018, Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said the biggest issue facing his department was recruitment and...

KC lawmaker: Federal probe of Corrections may be needed

Published Sep. 12 2018

A state representative from Kansas City said Tuesday he planned to ask the Justice Department to investigate reports of "inhumane...

Ohio Street Bridge closed to vehicular traffic

Published Sep. 11 2018

A bridge in Jefferson City's Washington Park no longer will handle vehicle traffic after a recent inspection found it was...

Hall of Fame inductee participates in horseshoe competition for 50 years

Published Sep. 10 2018

Ron Hassler can't remember a time when he didn't throw horseshoes.

Homeowners take over Renns Lake property

Published Sep. 5 2018

After nearly a decade of discussion, the Cole County Commission earlier this year approved a proposal by 11 homeowners to...

Cole County discusses potential growth in jail

Published Sep. 2 2018

The Cole County Commission is discussing possible uses for an area of the Cole County Jail originally created for future...

Cole County OKs stormwater contract

Published Aug. 30 2018

Cole County commissioners approved a contract this week for another stormwater improvement project.S&A Equipment and Builders of Fulton was awarded...

Cole County Commission approves setting 2018 tax levy

Published Aug. 29 2018

The Cole County Commission approved setting the tax levy for 2018 Tuesday after no one spoke for or against the...

Chamber of Commerce makes bid to County Commission

Published Aug. 29 2018

The second of two groups seeking a bid to provide economic development services for Cole County made its pitch Tuesday...