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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 Council OKs board to issue bonds for Capital Mall redevelopment

Published Jul. 16 2019

The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday night that would allow a local board to issue bonds, which...

East Capitol Avenue business owner nurtures community in tornado's wake

Published Jul. 15 2019

Annie Schulte always knew people in Jefferson City had big hearts, but she saw how big their capacity for giving...

Flooding delays infrastructure improvement projects in Cole County

Published Jul. 12 2019

Flooding has delayed work on some joint projects funded by Jefferson City and Cole County.During Wednesday's Cole County Commission meeting,...

Katy Trail traffic picking up as river recedes

Published Jul. 12 2019

As the Missouri River recedes, many sections of the Katy Trail are opening up again for biking and hiking, but...

Cole County signs on for emergency notification system

Published Jul. 11 2019

Cole County residents can start signing up to use a mass-notification system that would allow the Jefferson City Police Department...

North Jefferson City roads reopen

Published Jul. 10 2019

Roads in and around North Jefferson City have reopened to traffic after being closed for nearly a month and a...

Utility: Upgrades helped water plant weather challenges

Published Jul. 7 2019

When flooding on the Missouri River began in May, officials with Missouri American Water said the water was fairly hard...

Creek flooding delays Dunklin Street project

Published Jul. 7 2019

If the water in Wears Creek doesn't start to go down in the next few weeks, the schedule for improvements...

Mokane water, sewer improvements a work in progress

Published Jul. 6 2019

Repair work to Mokane’s aging sewer and water systems has revealed the severity of its problems.A water line broke Tuesday,...

Missouri River to remain high as dam releases hold steady

Published Jul. 3 2019

It was the news residents and businesses along the flooded Missouri River basin did not want to hear.

Flooding closures dampen Amtrak revenue

Published Jul. 3 2019

So far this year, the Amtrak Missouri River Runner passenger trains have not been able to operate for 42 days...

Osage City to receive mosquito fogging because of flooding

Published Jul. 3 2019

Cole County commissioners have authorized the Cole County Public Works Department to start planning for potential fogging for mosquitoes in...

Missouri River port authority receives grant funding

Published Jul. 3 2019

A grant to help in the process to establish a Missouri River port in Jefferson City has been approved.

Current flooding similar to that of 1993, meaning a long road ahead

Published Jun. 30 2019

Since March, Mid-Missouri has seen several periods of heavy rain, and on April 1, the first of four crests this...

Sheriff's Department, volunteers to share information about tornado relief

Published Jun. 28 2019

The Cole County Sheriff's Department and members of the department's "posse" will conduct surveys Saturday in areas damaged by the...

Old St. Mary's CID approves 1% sales, use tax

Published Jun. 28 2019

The St. Mary's Hospital Community Improvement District approved a 1 percent sales and use tax for properties located in that...

Levee breaks in north Jefferson City

Published Jun. 27 2019

A team effort Thursday afternoon sealed a break in a levee in North Jefferson City. Around 2:30 p.m., part of...

Missouri Corrections Officers Association suing state

Published Jun. 27 2019

The Missouri Corrections Officers Association has filed a new lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court against the Department of Corrections,...

River levels declining again; quicker solution needed, Corps told

Published Jun. 26 2019

While the Missouri River's level and expected crests are going lower, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in...

Emergency responders look back on the chaos, support of May 22 tornado

Published Jun. 23 2019

One month ago, Jefferson City and Cole County went through an experience many thought they would never see here, as...