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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.

Prison smoking ban starts next year

Published Dec. 14 2017

After a victory in a court case brought about by an inmate in the Missouri Department of Corrections who suffered...

Water plant renovation nearing completion

Published Dec. 14 2017

Improvements at Missouri American Water's Jefferson City water treatment plant on West Main Street are nearing completion.

KC woman suing JC trolley company for accident

Published Dec. 14 2017

A Kansas City woman who sustained serious injuries in a September 2015 accident in Cole County has filed a personal...

KC woman suing Jefferson City trolley company for accident

Published Dec. 13 2017

A Kansas City woman who sustained serious injuries in a September 2015 accident in Cole County has filed a personal...

County OKs stormwater and paving projects

Published Dec. 13 2017

The Cole County Commission approved measures dealing with three improvement projects Tuesday at its regular meeting.

Cole County ambulance service 'mother hen' retires

Published Dec. 11 2017

The "mother hen" of the Cole County ambulance service recently retired.

Ridenhour keeps county's technology up to date

Published Dec. 10 2017

After a year on the job, Cole County Information Technology Director Brian Ridenhour said it's been an eye-opening experience.

Possibility of 2 Missouri River ports explored

Published Dec. 9 2017

Two may be better than one.

Christmas classic re-imagined

Published Dec. 7 2017

A Christmas classic will be re-imagined when Capital City Productions presents "A Christmas Carol" throughout December.

12 Jefferson City residents participate in first Power Hour Plunge

Published Dec. 7 2017

With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, 12 Jefferson Citians participated in the first local Power Hour Plunge benefiting Special Olympics...

Cole County Commission hears budget requests

Published Dec. 6 2017

Discussion centered around personnel and salary issues at Tuesday's Cole County Commission meeting as elected officials and department heads made...

Cole County's sales tax growth highest in state

Published Dec. 3 2017

Cole County has seen the highest sales tax revenue growth during the past 10 years among counties in Missouri, according...

Speed skaters from across the state compete in Jefferson City

Published Dec. 3 2017

Nearly 40 competitors were on hand Saturday morning to compete in the 22nd annual Capital City Speed Skating Championships at...

Area sheriffs: Help wanted

Published Nov. 27 2017

Hiring and keeping effective staff members is a constant battle for sheriff's departments across Mid-Missouri, and there doesn't seem to...

Missing teens went to 'various states' before returning

Published Nov. 27 2017

The pair of local teenagers who have been missing for nearly two weeks have been safety reunited with their families.

Bishop-elect praises interfaith relations, youth stewardship

Published Nov. 26 2017

There's still a few months until the Rev. Shawn McKnight becomes the fourth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson...

Christmas brought to you by 'friends of youth'

Published Nov. 25 2017

For 60 years, the Optimist Club of Jefferson City has been selling Christmas trees to raise funds for youth programs...

New bishop introduced to Jefferson City diocese

Published Nov. 21 2017

Pope Francis has named the Rev. Shawn McKnight, 49, a priest in the Wichita diocese, as the next bishop for...

'We will not stop looking'

Published Nov. 17 2017

As authorities continue to look for two Jefferson City teenagers who disappeared this week, family and friends of the two...

All aboard: Amtrak ridership on upswing

Published Nov. 16 2017

Missouri began the year with an increase in Amtrak ridership, and that trend is continuing.