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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.

Laughter and tears mark vigil for slain student

Published Dec. 13 2018

The impact one person can have on a community was shown Wednesday night.

City, county to opt in on mass-notification system

Published Dec. 12 2018

Cole County on Tuesday agreed to join Jefferson City Council in a one-year contract for a mass-notification system that would...

Jefferson City firefighters dedicate new fleet

Published Dec. 12 2018

The culmination of three years of work was on display Tuesday afternoon as the Jefferson City Fire Department dedicated its...

Jefferson City man charged in murder case

Published Dec. 10 2018

A Jefferson City man was charged Monday in connection with a murder that occurred last month in the Capital City.

Director: Fixing Corrections 'going to take time'

Published Dec. 9 2018

After almost two years on the job, the director of Missouri's prisons said much work remains to be done to...

Officials: State must invest in treatment options

Published Dec. 9 2018

Missouri lacks the community resources to address the needs of people with behavioral and substance abuse issues, the state's director...

MoDOT awards contract for several road projects

Published Dec. 8 2018

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for improvements to several roads in Mid-Missouri.

Officials: State must reverse public safety trends

Published Dec. 8 2018

LINN — "We have a story to tell, and everyone has a vested interest," Missouri Director of Corrections Anne Precythe...

JC man sentenced to life in prison

Published Dec. 7 2018

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with the death of another Jefferson City man on Halloween 2016 has been...

County gives employees paid day off for Christmas Eve

Published Dec. 7 2018

The Cole County Commission on Thursday voted to join the state and Jefferson City in closing government offices on Christmas...

Cole County Clerk: November saw 63 percent voter turnout

Published Dec. 6 2018

Thanks to several highly publicized statewide issues, voters came out in large numbers for the August and November elections, according...

Officials seek emergency response funding in county budget

Published Dec. 5 2018

Requests for equipment to improve emergency response efforts in Cole County were presented Tuesday to Cole County commissioners who are...

Council approves proposal for duplexes on Shermans Hollow

Published Dec. 4 2018

After a second vote, the Jefferson City Council approved a proposal for rental residential duplexes on Shermans Hollow, after it...

Council approves resolution to accept $3.2 million gift

Published Dec. 4 2018

At Monday night's Jefferson City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a resolution to accept a $3.

Festival of Lights volunteer beams about project

Published Dec. 3 2018

Volunteers are the heart of a community, and those who work in volunteer organizations get to learn about the other...

Holts Summit fire district earns high rating

Published Dec. 2 2018

The Holts Summit Fire Protection has earned a high rating after an evaluation of the fire services offered within the...

First home in E. Capitol renewal area sold

Published Dec. 1 2018

Jefferson City’s Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority Board agreed to sell a property in the East Capitol Avenue Urban Renewal Area,...

Overall Amtrak ridership down

Published Nov. 30 2018

Although Amtrak saw an increase in ridership over the Thanksgiving holiday, overall ridership for this fiscal year is down on...

Tanner Bridge Road improvements proposed

Published Nov. 28 2018

The first of several proposed safety improvements on Tanner Bridge Road, including road widening and improving sight lines, will be...

Holiday celebrations kick off this week

Published Nov. 25 2018

With the Thanksgiving leftovers dwindling and the Black Friday sales a memory, Jefferson City is shifting its attention to celebrating...