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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.

Jefferson City parks to feature solar benches

Published Apr. 23 2019

The Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is in the process of installing new solar-powered smart benches in various...

New owners look forward to 'outStandish' renovations at historic Jefferson City home

Published Apr. 21 2019

When they're done rehabilitating 103 Jackson Street this year, owners Amanda and Levi Burke Williams said, the historic home will...

Southwest Early Childhood Center kindergarten kickstart program postponed

Published Apr. 20 2019

The kindergarten kickstart program at Southwest Early Childhood Center has been postponed due to timing issues and a lack of...

Local 4th-grader to compete in New York basketball competition

Published Apr. 20 2019

Ten-year-old Maxon Fischer Fischer will receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York to compete in the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge...

Standish House purchased for redevelopment

Published Apr. 20 2019

One of Jefferson City's oldest homes — the Standish House — will soon be redeveloped and brought back to its...

Jefferson City’s Porchfest on tap in May

Published Apr. 18 2019

Porchfest will return to Jefferson City next month for its second event after being rained out last fall.

Jefferson City's Porchfest on tap in May

Published Apr. 18 2019

After being rained out last fall, Porchfest will return next month for its second event.

Jefferson City Parks committee, residents discuss dog park fee

Published Apr. 17 2019

A few dog park users attended Tuesday's meeting, voicing opposing thoughts on whether the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry...

Jefferson City Council approves Dunklin Street bridge replacement

Published Apr. 16 2019

Residents will soon see a new Dunklin Street bridge and improved corridor.The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved a $2.

Missouri legislators form Local Government Caucus

Published Apr. 16 2019

To help provide guidance to legislators while continuing to collaborate with local governments, state lawmakers announced Monday the formation of...

Jefferson City Council considers 48-hour fire department shifts

Published Apr. 16 2019

The Jefferson City Council will vote next month whether to authorize the Jefferson City Fire Department to move to 48-hour...

Jefferson City eyes regulating medical marijuana facilities

Published Apr. 14 2019

Jefferson City is pursuing ways to regulate medical marijuana facilities, including proposing a required buffer between these facilities and some...

BizBeat: Big Whiskey's coming to Jefferson City

Published Apr. 14 2019

Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar is coming to Jefferson City in the next few months.Big Whiskey's plans to move...

Hotel proposed for old St. Mary's Hospital location

Published Apr. 12 2019

F&F Development hopes to begin constructing a hotel at the old St. Mary's Hospital site this summer.

Officials gear up for Memorial Day weekend airshow, parade

Published Apr. 12 2019

The 31st annual airshow will run May 25-26 at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, and there will be a parade...

Truckers plan parked protest at Capitol

Published Apr. 11 2019

Several truck drivers plan to stage a “parked protest” in Jefferson City next week to draw attention to issues within...

Locals to celebrate Thomas Jefferson, city namesake

Published Apr. 11 2019

To honor Jefferson City’s namesake, local entities are partnering to host a Thomas Jefferson event later this month.

Parks Commission OKs Community Park construction contract

Published Apr. 10 2019

Improvements to Community Park took another leap forward Tuesday after the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission approved a construction...

Jefferson City traffic stats improving, but vehicle stop numbers only one factor

Published Apr. 7 2019

Missouri's annual Vehicle Stops Report can elicit conversations and shine a light on potential law enforcement issues.

Maurice Burnley receives Jefferson City's employee of the month award

Published Apr. 7 2019

After nearly 27 years working in the Jefferson City Transit Division, Assistant Operations Manager Maurice Burnley received the city's Employee...