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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.

Gov. Parson, officials visit Cole County bridge on repair list

Published Mar. 1 2019

Gov. Mike Parson, along with state transportation and local government officials, got a look at a Cole County bridge that...

Thursday's ice to be followed by weekend snow

Published Feb. 28 2019

Thursday's winter storm was a small taste of what forecasters expect in Mid-Missouri this weekend.

Jefferson City Holiday Inn and Suites opening today

Published Feb. 28 2019

The Jefferson City Housing Authority Board received an unexpected surprise Wednesday when the developer of Holiday Inn & Suites said...

Cole County EMS to use new tool on calls involving younger patients

Published Feb. 27 2019

Starting Friday, the Cole County Emergency Medical Services Department will be using a new tool to help with emergency medical...

Old Forge Road bridge in Cole County to be replaced

Published Feb. 27 2019

Cole County commissioners gave approval Tuesday to replace a bridge on Old Forge Road using federal money for the work.

Missouri River could see significant flooding this spring

Published Feb. 25 2019

A first-time spring flood outlook by the National Weather Service in St. Louis shows the Missouri River could see significant...

$9M worth of property seized statewide in 2018 criminal activity

Published Feb. 24 2019

Law enforcement officials in Missouri seized more than $9 million worth of property in 699 seizures in 2018, according to...

Area man wins big on scratcher ticket

Published Feb. 23 2019

A Jefferson City man recently won one of the top prizes in a Missouri Lottery Scratchers game.Stacy Sinor claimed one...

Lengthy Cole County facility needs list exceeds funds

Published Feb. 22 2019

The facility needs listed by Cole County department heads during a Thursday meeting with the County Commission will cost much...

JCCC employee files discrimination suit against Department of Corrections

Published Feb. 22 2019

A lieutenant at Jefferson City Correctional Center has filed an employment discrimination suit against the Missouri Department of Corrections, claiming...

Area woman sues Capital Region for medical malpractice

Published Feb. 21 2019

A woman from Belle has sued Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City for malpractice regarding the treatment she received...

Fulton woman sues Festival of Lights organization

Published Feb. 20 2019

A Fulton woman has filed a civil lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court against organizers of the Capital City Festival...

Cole County Commission continues funding first responders, adds paramedics

Published Feb. 20 2019

The Cole County Commission on Tuesday approved an agreement with the Cole County First Responders to continue providing emergency medical...

Cole County Commission OKs pavement replacement on Courtyard Drive

Published Feb. 20 2019

The Cole County Commission has approved additional work on a major stormwater project.The work will be done on Courtyard Drive,...

Law officers take to top of hotel to raise funds for Special Olympics

Published Feb. 20 2019

Officers representing every law enforcement agency in Cole County braved below-freezing temperatures starting early Tuesday morning on the roof of...

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Tuesday evening

Published Feb. 19 2019

For the third time in less than a week, the Mid-Missouri area finds itself under a Winter Weather Advisory.

Jefferson City road crews face another winter storm forecast

Published Feb. 19 2019

Coming off another round of winter weather over the weekend, Jefferson City Public Works crews face another winter storm forecast...

Department of Corrections workers continue long-standing Polar Plunge tradition

Published Feb. 18 2019

Later this month, a group of workers from the Department of Corrections will continue a long-standing tradition to support a...

PSC approves sale of Eugene water system

Published Feb. 16 2019

The last remaining piece of the formerly incorporated town of Eugene is no longer the responsibility of Cole County government.

Snow socks Capital City

Published Feb. 16 2019

A heavy, persistent snowfall made roads treacherous, producing more than 60 accidents by the end of the afternoon.