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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.

Developer asks city to allow bonds on future TIF, CID revenues to attract Capital Mall tenants

Published Apr. 26 2019

The local company redeveloping Capital Mall is looking for more upfront financial help to attract new commercial tenants to fill...

Missouri agency warns bottles from Eldon winery could explode

Published Apr. 25 2019

The owner of Casa de Loco winery in Eldon says he's working with state officials after some bottles of wine...

Department of Public Works to hold first Stormwater Management Advisory Committee meeting

Published Apr. 25 2019

The Cole County Department of Public Works will hold its first Stormwater Management Advisory Committee meeting next month.

Cole County EMS crews OK 48-hour shifts

Published Apr. 22 2019

Cole County Emergency Medical Service staff voted earlier this month to continue using a 48-hour shift schedule.

Jefferson City Children's Business Fair attracts young business owners, entrepreneurs

Published Apr. 21 2019

The second Jefferson City Children's Business Fair was Saturday at the McClung Park Indoor Pavilion.

Local youth display baseball skills in pitch, hit and run contests

Published Apr. 21 2019

Dozens of local youth baseball players spent part of their Saturday competing for a chance to potentially display their skills...

Ex-employee sues Cole County public administrator

Published Apr. 20 2019

A former employee has sued the Cole County public administrator for wrongful termination from her job.

Public administrators push for reforms

Published Apr. 19 2019

Over 100 Missouri public administrators lobby lawmakers about revising laws to help the county officials to their jobs better.

Cole County Commission approves economic development project

Published Apr. 17 2019

The Cole County Commission approved a contract Tuesday for a long-awaited economic development project in Jefferson City's Algoa area.

County intervenes as sewage seeps onto neighbor's property in Osage Bend

Published Apr. 17 2019

The Cole County Commission has ordered a property owner to take care of raw sewage going into a neighbor's property...

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8, injure dozens

Published Apr. 15 2019

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people,...

Former Commanding Officer James Denning promoted to lieutenant commander

Published Apr. 15 2019

There is a program that gives local youth many chances to serve their community in a variety of ways, but...

Former educator recognized as ambassador for Missouri River Regional Library

Published Apr. 15 2019

Debbie Rowles was recently named Missouri River Regional Library's 2019 Library Ambassador of the Year.

Stones from old St. Mary's to construct new hotel, be sold as souvenirs

Published Apr. 14 2019

Working with Farmer Holding Company — whose subsidiary F&F Development is redeveloping the former St. Mary's Hospital site in Jefferson...

Trolley Company lawsuit dismissed

Published Apr. 12 2019

A personal injury lawsuit filed against a Jefferson City company has been dismissed.Attorneys representing Barbara Sexton, of Kansas City, and...

Cole County EMS picks up 'Pediatric Ready' recognition

Published Apr. 12 2019

Cole County Emergency Medical Service has been recognized by the Missouri Emergency Medical Services for Children program as being "Pediatric...

Church's 'Blessing Box' has been a popular creation

Published Apr. 11 2019

A small rural church near Brazito put out a Blessing Box to share food and other items with those in...

Gov. Mike Parson: Work remains for crime victims' rights

Published Apr. 11 2019

During Crime Victims' Rights Week, Gov. Mike Parson said progress has been made for crime victims, but more work remains.

Heartland Port Authority to seek USDA grant

Published Apr. 10 2019

The Heartland Port Authority Board agreed to pursue a federal grant to help set up a Missouri River Port without...

Public reminded to look out for MoDOT, other workers during National Work Zone Awareness Week

Published Apr. 9 2019

As the construction season starts to ramp up across Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation marked National Work Zone Awareness...