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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.

Water infiltration is cause for downtown building collapsed wall

Published Aug. 15 2018

Water infiltration caused the wall of a downtown building to partially collapse earlier this summer, city staff reported Tuesday evening.

Bicentennial bridge to Adrian's Island set for 2021

Published Aug. 15 2018

With Missouri groups already gearing up for the state's 200th anniversary, an ad hoc committee hopes to add to that...

Jefferson City Budget Committee looks to fund more police cars

Published Aug. 14 2018

Fear of a depleting Jefferson City Police Department fleet potentially affecting the community, the city's Budget Committee proposed funding several...

Customer service comes naturally to City Hall employee

Published Aug. 12 2018

If you have visited the lower level of Jefferson City Hall within the last 12 years, more than likely you...

City Council to vote on temporary sign bill

Published Aug. 12 2018

To combat "advertising clutter," the Jefferson City Council will soon vote on an amended bill that would limit non-commercial temporary...

Jefferson City proposes third historic overlay district

Published Aug. 11 2018

After a change in state law, Jefferson City staff hope establishing a third overlay district will protect some local properties...

P&Z passes local historic district amendment

Published Aug. 10 2018

To provide a potential outlet for a local church to be included in Jefferson City's first local historic district, the...

City charter committee wraps up recommendations

Published Aug. 9 2018

After about four months of meetings, the Jefferson City Charter Review Advisory Committee submitted the last of its proposed charter...

Stratman, Helton to compete for Maries County presiding commissioner

Published Aug. 8 2018

Victor Stratman and Vernon "Sonny" Helton will face off for the Maries County presiding commissioner position in November.

Jefferson City voters reject use tax

Published Aug. 8 2018

Jefferson City soundly rejected a use tax at the polls Tuesday.

Council discussed making city prosecutor an appointed position

Published Aug. 7 2018

Several Jefferson City Council members expressed concerns Monday night regarding a proposed city charter suggestion that would change the city...

Council hears potential for new greenway

Published Aug. 7 2018

The Jefferson City Council heard four different bills Monday regarding the redevelopment of the old St. Mary's Hospital, including one...

City officials to consider JeffTran political advertising limit

Published Aug. 5 2018

It's common to see political advertisements plastered throughout a community during election season, but some residents are calling on Jefferson...

Jefferson City takes ownership of 32-acre MSP site

Published Aug. 4 2018

After more than a year of negotiations and anticipation, Jefferson City officially owns nearly 32 acres of the Missouri State...

Annual ice show skates in this weekend

Published Aug. 3 2018

Roller coasters, volcanoes, radio waves and more will come together under one roof this weekend during the 56th annual Ice...

Municipal court renovations set for fall completion

Published Aug. 2 2018

Renovations to the Jefferson City municipal court are in full swing as contractors work toward an October deadline.

Missourians race through rodeo at county fair

Published Aug. 1 2018

Having already gone quickly around two barrels, Wardsville resident Catie Dampf raced her horse toward the third and final barrel,...

City proposes changes to JeffTran's fixed routes

Published Aug. 1 2018

JeffTran riders may soon have to learn new bus stops.

Police fleet discussed at budget committee

Published Jul. 31 2018

The Jefferson City Budget Committee flew through four city departments' budgets Monday night, with discussions centering on the Jefferson City...

Usefulness of Prop L use tax debated

Published Jul. 29 2018

While a recently formed campaign group hopes to educate enough Jefferson City voters about a proposed use tax to get...