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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.

Jackson files for council on last day

Published Jan. 18 2017

On the last day for filing for the April 4 municipal election, a third candidate filed for the contested race...

County warns nonprofits of funding cuts

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Cole County Commission made it known to nonprofit agencies last year they may not get money from the county...

Proactive in pursuit of justice

Published Jan. 17 2017

Those attending the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Founders at Quinn Chapel AME Chapel were challenged...

Teamwork trumps icy weather

Published Jan. 17 2017

Local public works officials said it was a team effort to make sure roads stayed in good shape during the...

Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts

Published Jan. 16 2017

While Winter Storm Jupiter did wreak havoc in some parts of Missouri, the central portion of the state was spared...

Agencies geared up for predicted ice storm troubles

Published Jan. 15 2017

Even as some of Friday night's icy conditions melted Saturday, the National Weather Service still was predicting slippery conditions for...

Winter storm puts dent in Jefferson City crime

Published Jan. 15 2017

Crime never takes a holiday, but in the wake of winter storm Jupiter, it came close in Jefferson City.

Impending arrival of ice shuts down businesses

Published Jan. 14 2017

Bad weather like an ice storm can be costly in many ways.

Missouri preps for winter storm

Published Jan. 13 2017

Representatives of all Cole County and Jefferson City agencies that would deal with the effects of an ice storm met...

Fire department details 2016 calls

Published Jan. 13 2017

In 2016, the Jefferson City Fire Department responded to 5,060 calls for service — 3,149 of which were medical calls.

Fire destroys vacant Eugene home

Published Jan. 13 2017

The cause of a fire that destroyed a Eugene home Thursday morning is still under investigation.

Electric providers prepare for ice storm

Published Jan. 12 2017

It's been nearly a decade since the last major ice storm hit Mid-Missouri, and area utility company officials said lessons...

Small crowd at hearing opposes Ameren rate hike

Published Jan. 12 2017

Only three people testified Wednesday night before members of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) in Jefferson City about a...

Cole County approves $78M budget

Published Jan. 11 2017

As expected, the Cole County Commission approved the 2017 county budget following a public hearing Tuesday where no one spoke...

Law officials warn of Monday road closings, traffic issues

Published Jan. 8 2017

Jefferson City police say there will be some parking and street closures due to Monday's inauguration activities.

Cole County EMS calls up in 2016

Published Jan. 6 2017

Calls for service for the Cole County Ambulance Service (EMS) rose over the past year.

Salvation Army nearing Red Kettle goal

Published Jan. 6 2017

Compared to where they were before Christmas Day, officials with the Salvation Army of Jefferson City are feeling better about...

Bitter cold, snow to imperil travel

Published Jan. 5 2017

Mid-Missouri was placed under a winter weather advisory Wednesday due to the forecast of incoming accumulating snow and bitterly cold...

Cole County 2017 budget nears final steps

Published Jan. 4 2017

A week from today, the Cole County Commission will hold a public hearing and vote whether to approve the 2017...

Jefferson City man murdered in first hour of new year

Published Jan. 3 2017

A Jefferson City man faces second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges following the murder of another man early Sunday...