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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.

City arts grants scaled back ahead of budget cuts

Published Oct. 18 2018

After the Jefferson City Council slashed the city's Cultural Arts Commission's budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the commission has...

Evaluation template OK'd for State Street property work

Published Oct. 18 2018

With the deadline for redevelopment proposals for an East State Street property quickly approaching, the Jefferson City Housing Authority Board...

Jefferson City resident starts service for those needing rides to polls

Published Oct. 17 2018

After a city committee decided not to offer free JeffTran bus rides on Election Day, a Jefferson City resident wants...

Owner of crumbling building sues downtown neighbor

Published Oct. 17 2018

The owner of a collapsing downtown Jefferson City building has filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of a connecting...

Tergin breaks tie, electronic voting approved

Published Oct. 16 2018

The Jefferson City Council were at odds on a couple of bills Monday night, with Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin...

Cole County entities push better recycling

Published Oct. 14 2018

Cole County residents are recycling more products than ever, but local entities are striving to improve the quantity and quality...

Jeff City increases LGBT score

Published Oct. 13 2018

After receiving a zero on a survey last year regarding protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Jefferson...

P&Z OKs rezoning for indoor sports complex

Published Oct. 12 2018

Sports players may soon have another location where they can practice their skills without worrying about the weather.

City committee: No free JeffTran rides on election days

Published Oct. 12 2018

Even though residents have been requesting free JeffTran rides on election days for years, the Jefferson City Public Works and...

City seeks meeting with JCPS to address crosswalk safety

Published Oct. 12 2018

Jefferson City officials and a Jefferson City Public Schools parent are worried the crosswalk at Thorpe Gordon Elementary might be...

Oak Hills staff to hold private deer hunt

Published Oct. 11 2018

To fight a growing deer problem at Oak Hills Golf Center, the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission has approved...

CAMPO looks to improve transportation in long-range plan

Published Oct. 11 2018

It's not unheard of for people to drive through overly congested roads, walk along roads without sidewalks or ride bicycles...

Cole County Clerk candidates look to increase voter participation

Published Oct. 11 2018

To making voting simpler and possibly increase voter turnout, both Cole County clerk candidates stressed the need for a centralized...

Recorder of Deeds candidates debate experiences during forum

Published Oct. 11 2018

Republican Judy Ridgeway and Democrat Ted Stewart believe their differences in experience are what set them apart and make them...

HPC approves demolition of Missouri Blvd buildings

Published Oct. 10 2018

The Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday recommended demolition of three buildings on and near Missouri Boulevard.

City pushes for solution to crumbling building

Published Oct. 10 2018

Due to a lack of progress, city staff is giving the property owners of three East High Street buildings until...

Ahnna Nanoski puts passion into city planner position

Published Oct. 7 2018

Ahnna Nanoski developed a passion for planning in college. After becoming Jefferson City's city planner I earlier this year, she...

CANCELED: PorchFest and HCJ Foundation kickoff event for restoration fundraising

Published Oct. 7 2018

UPDATE: PorchFest has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather, and the HCJ Foundation fundraiser kickoff is also...

JC firefighters recall deployment for hurricane

Published Oct. 5 2018

After Hurricane Florence swept through Bolivia, North Carolina, last month, Jefferson City Fire Department driver Nicholas LaBoube remembers receiving a...

Local celebrities, artists to showcase works at CelebARTy Art Auction

Published Oct. 5 2018

Local community leaders are known to have hectic schedules, but many of them will relax and step out of their...