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Nicole Roberts (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0247
Nicole Roberts covers the Jefferson City Council, city departments and the Jefferson City Housing Authority. Some topics she has reported on include redevelopment of the city-owned property at the Missouri State Penitentiary, stormwater issues, demolitions and improvements along East Capitol Avenue. Before joining the News Tribune, Roberts was editor-in-chief at The Standard, Missouri State University's newspaper. She graduated from Missouri State University in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in print/internet journalism. While in college, she played clarinet in the Missouri State University Pride Band and continues to perform with the Jefferson City Community Symphonic Concert Band. She is originally from Rolla, Missouri, but attended high school in Vienna, about 30 minutes southeast of Jefferson City. Follow her on Twitter at @NReneeRoberts.

Interactive sculpture goes to Riverside Park

Published Apr. 19 2018

Ellis-Porter Riverside Park soon will display a new interactive sculpture, members of the Jefferson City Cultural Arts Commission said Tuesday.

Jefferson City to clear debris on Adrian's Island

Published Apr. 18 2018

Jefferson City plans to remove some brush from Adrian's Island as it continues working toward a riverfront bridge and park.

Jefferson City commemorates 50 years of Fair Housing Act

Published Apr. 17 2018

Several local entities paired up Monday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and educate the public.

Buescher seeks to keep properties in condemnation court case

Published Apr. 17 2018

While Barbara Buescher hopes to continue litigating the Jefferson City Housing Authority's condemnation suit, another pair of property owners plans...

Hensley takes over Ward 5 council seat

Published Apr. 17 2018

About two weeks after residents voted Jon Hensley as the new Jefferson City Ward 5 Councilman, he was sworn in...

Woodland-Old City Cemetery walking tour to showcase dozen graves, histories

Published Apr. 15 2018

To help remind and educate residents about historical people and families, the Jefferson City Cemetery Resources Board and Historic City...

Johnston takes on new role as neighborhood services specialist

Published Apr. 15 2018

Sheri Johnston said she is ready to make a difference in her new position as Jefferson City's neighborhood services specialist.

Missourians show support at Second Amendment rally

Published Apr. 15 2018

More than 150 people from different areas of Missouri gathered Saturday at the state Capitol to voice their support for...

P&Z approves new VA clinic

Published Apr. 13 2018

The Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved plans for a new veterans administration clinic Thursday night.

Jeff City nominated to receive new federal incentives

Published Apr. 13 2018

To spur economic growth and development, Missouri nominated more than 100 areas, including portions of Jefferson City, to receive investment...

Bulky item pick-up begins next week

Published Apr. 12 2018

Starting next week, Republic Services will pick up bulky items as part of Jefferson City's annual spring clean-up day.

HPC denies demolition permit for city-owned 408 Lafayette St.

Published Apr. 11 2018

After hearing several residents' concerns Tuesday night, the Jefferson City Historic Preservation Commission unanimously denied the city's application to demolish...

Commission moves forward with park upgrades

Published Apr. 11 2018

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission approved moving forward with improvements at Community Park during Tuesday's meeting.

Parks department asks residents register to use dog park

Published Apr. 10 2018

The Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry department is reminding residents to register their dogs before using the dog park...

Old Munichburg Association, Fire Museum seek photos of old fire bell towers

Published Apr. 10 2018

To help preserve and showcase the community's history, Old Munichburg Association and Fire Museum of Jefferson City are seeking photos...

Art, history combine on electrical boxes

Published Apr. 8 2018

With continuing improvements along East Capitol Avenue, the Jefferson City Cultural Arts Foundation plans to add to those upgrades by...

Organizers gearing up for first Thomas Jefferson Day

Published Apr. 8 2018

Those spearheading this month's first Thomas Jefferson Day in Jefferson City hope the celebration will bring attention to the former...

Memories made 'by the river in Jeff City, MO'

Published Apr. 8 2018

While driving through Nashville about 13 years ago, Jefferson City resident Kris Judd heard the song "Comin' to Your City"...

Commission keeps parking along Merlin Drive

Published Apr. 6 2018

The city's Transportation and Traffic Commission unanimously voted against removing parking inside two curves along Merlin Drive after neighbors shared...

Hensley elected Jefferson City Ward 5 councilman

Published Apr. 4 2018

Jon Hensley is the new Jefferson City councilman for Ward 5.