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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.

Bull-riding event brings in bucks for veterans

Published Jun. 21 2017

An upcoming bull-riding event will honor and benefit veterans in the Jefferson City area.Riding For Our Veterans is a nonprofit...

Wreaths for Heros looks to expand to Linn

Published Jun. 18 2017

Following their retirement after a 22-year military career — and a corporate one that ran a little longer — Dan...

Police chief: Ignore Westboro protesters

Published Jun. 17 2017

A group that has protested several times in Jefferson City and around the country over various issues has announced plans...

Cole County gets on board with port plan

Published Jun. 14 2017

The proposal to build a new port facility on the Missouri River is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Commission rejects sheriff's personnel request

Published Jun. 14 2017

The Cole County Commission decided not to add more positions in the Cole County Jail.

St. Martins area NID nearing completion

Published Jun. 14 2017

Cole County commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement for sale of the financing bonds for the Parkview Meadows Neighborhood Improvement District...

Loss of checkpoints won't limit drunk driving suppression

Published Jun. 11 2017

Jefferson City area law enforcement officials said recent actions by Missouri lawmakers effectively eliminating funding for sobriety checkpoints for the...

Funding cuts put wildfire training on back burner

Published Jun. 9 2017

There won't be as many students taking part in this year's annual University of Missouri Summer Fire School, which runs...

Silver setting for the Mighty Mo

Published Jun. 8 2017

Missouri strengthened its ties to its namesake this week.

Mile markers to guide first responders on Osage River

Published Jun. 7 2017

Emergency officials hope a new safety feature will help them better respond to calls for help on the Osage River.

Jefferson City Council OKs port study funding

Published Jun. 6 2017

In April, the Jefferson City Finance Committee sent the City Council a proposal to help fund a study to determine...

Broadway sidewalk project tops new bills

Published Jun. 6 2017

Among the bills introduced at Monday night's City Council meeting was one authorizing $130,365 for a contract with Concrete Solution...

Mid-Missouri groups' protest calls for investigation into Trump, Russia ties

Published Jun. 4 2017

Members of Jefferson City Area Indivisible (JCAI) and Capitol Area Missouri NOW joined groups in 150 other cities marching to...

Camp MAGIC helps children cope with grief

Published Jun. 4 2017

For children who experienced the loss of a loved one, finding a way to express their emotions is an important...

Buescher property vacated after code violations

Published Jun. 3 2017

The seven tenants of a building found to be uninhabitable earlier this month in Jefferson City have all found new...

Local lawmen: Data reviewed to gauge equity of stops

Published Jun. 2 2017

Black drivers were pulled over at a rate nearly double their representation in the Jefferson City population in 2016, according...

Young cancer patient's smoke-damaged home gets free cleaning

Published Jun. 2 2017

Four-year-old Reese Werner, who has cancer, recently completed another round of chemotherapy in St. Louis.

Fairview Farms rises from ashes better than ever

Published Jun. 1 2017

It's hard to believe Fairview Farms in New Bloomfield is the same saddlebred horse facility that was devastated by a...

New features to address JeffTran ridership

Published May. 24 2017

JeffTran ridership dipped 3.5 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, but city transit officials believe they are finding ways to...

Wardsville water, sewer system sale official

Published May. 24 2017

Missouri American Water completed its acquisition of the Wardsville water and wastewater systems Tuesday, adding approximately 475 water and 406...