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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 road crews face another winter storm forecast

Published Feb. 19 2019

Coming off another round of winter weather over the weekend, Jefferson City Public Works crews face another winter storm forecast...

Department of Corrections workers continue long-standing Polar Plunge tradition

Published Feb. 18 2019

Later this month, a group of workers from the Department of Corrections will continue a long-standing tradition to support a...

PSC approves sale of Eugene water system

Published Feb. 16 2019

The last remaining piece of the formerly incorporated town of Eugene is no longer the responsibility of Cole County government.

Snow socks Capital City

Published Feb. 16 2019

A heavy, persistent snowfall made roads treacherous, producing more than 60 accidents by the end of the afternoon.

LU students, retirees celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

Published Feb. 16 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, residents from Primrose Retirement Community went to Lincoln University to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness...

Several Cole County towns losing recycling service

Published Feb. 15 2019

Republic Services will be ending residential curbside recycling for several Cole County towns, including St.

Mid-Mo winter weather keeps pothole-patching crews busy

Published Feb. 15 2019

This year's continuing bouts of winter weather have hindered progress for Jefferson City and Missouri crews working to fix potholes.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Mid-Missouri on Friday

Published Feb. 14 2019

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory to begin at 9 a.m. Friday and extend through midnight, affecting...

For some, Cole County Courthouse is perfect setting for wedding

Published Feb. 14 2019

Twice a month, time is set aside in Cole County Associate Circuit Judge Cotton Walker's court for the "wedding docket."

Heartland Port Authority seeks funding as project logistics begin

Published Feb. 13 2019

The process has begun to get land for the new Heartland Port facility on the Missouri River in Jefferson City.

Lincoln University establishes scholarship fund in memory of slain SGA president

Published Feb. 12 2019

Lincoln University is creating a scholarship fund in honor of D'Angelo Bratton-Bland, the school's former Student Government Association president who...

Housing Authority seeks to acquire 7 properties in East Capitol Urban Renewal Area

Published Feb. 12 2019

Cole County Presiding Judge Pat Joyce heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit where the Jefferson City Housing Authority is seeking...

Lincoln University convocation speaker: 'Choose greatness'

Published Feb. 8 2019

Greatness is a choice, and to attain that greatness you have to be willing to a pay a price.

Mid-Missouri skates by latest winter weather with few accidents

Published Feb. 7 2019

Law enforcement agencies around Jefferson City reported few traffic accidents Thursday after another round of winter weather moved through Mid-Missouri.

Cole County Commission evaluating facility needs

Published Feb. 6 2019

The Cole County Commission plans to discuss a long-range plan for county facility needs with department heads and elected officials...

Mid-Missouri wary of winter weather in forecast

Published Feb. 5 2019

The National Weather Service in St. Louis is predicting two rounds of potential freezing rain north of Mid-Missouri this week,...

Cole County judge, prosecutor endorse bonding reforms

Published Feb. 3 2019

The Cole County prosecutor and presiding circuit judge support changes announced last week by the chief justice of the Missouri...

Thursday Night Live revamp changes schedule, adds admission

Published Feb. 2 2019

Downtown Jefferson City's Thursday Night Live event series would no longer have been possible without changes for the coming season,...

Missouri ACLU forum discusses future of criminal justice

Published Jan. 31 2019

While the governor and head of the Missouri Supreme Court are talking about justice reform measures for lawmakers to address...

Cole County Commission OKs Clark Avenue roundabout

Published Jan. 30 2019

The Cole County Commission is on board with Jefferson City officials' pursuing a roundabout at the intersection of Clark Avenue...