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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.

Flood evacuations in North Jefferson City begin

Published May. 22 2019

Road closures and evacuations will begin in North Jefferson City starting this afternoon, Jefferson City staff announced during an emergency...

Jefferson City officials urge residents to take flooding precautions

Published May. 22 2019

As Jefferson City prepares for forecast flooding, the city is urging residents to take necessary precautions.

Jefferson City Housing Authority continues to seek proposals for Parsons House

Published May. 22 2019

The Housing Authority is struggling to find a redeveloper for one of the oldest homes in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City Council sets aside $7,000 for port authority grant match

Published May. 22 2019

The Jefferson City Council said Monday evening it would set aside funds to help pay for a grant match that...

Airshow at Jefferson City airport canceled as river rises

Published May. 21 2019

The Salute to Veterans Airshow, planned for Memorial Day weekend at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, has been canceled due...

Jefferson City postpones medical marijuana facilities bill

Published May. 21 2019

The Jefferson City Council postponed voting on zoning code amendments to regulate certain types of medical marijuana facilities Monday evening.

Eugene celebrates class of 2019

Published May. 20 2019

While graduation was bittersweet for the 36 students who graduated Sunday from Cole County R-V High School in Eugene, many...

Jefferson City pools to feature new amenities, special events

Published May. 19 2019

Most area schools are out for the summer and Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, which means you...

Crumbling downtown Jefferson City building owners debate responsibility for shared wall

Published May. 17 2019

The owners of two crumbling buildings in downtown Jefferson City asked Cole County Presiding Judge Pat Joyce during a Thursday...

Jefferson City Pickleball Club to host inaugural tournament

Published May. 16 2019

A newly founded Jefferson City club plans to host its first pickleball tournament this weekend, with some of the proceeds...

Jane Beetem receives historic preservation award

Published May. 16 2019

Two local historic preservation organizations recognized Jefferson City resident Jane Beetem on Wednesday for her role in preserving history throughout...

Historic preservation consultant offers suggestions, improvements

Published May. 15 2019

While Jefferson City has made several strides in regards to historic preservation, it still has a long way to go,...

Zonta recognizes 'unbreakable' women during annual Yellow Rose Luncheon

Published May. 15 2019

Be unbreakable. Several women embody that motto, and more than a dozen of them were recognized during Zonta Club of...

Jefferson City receives bicycle-friendly community designation

Published May. 15 2019

Jefferson City received a national recognition Tuesday for its cycling community and infrastructure.

Demolition deadline looms for downtown Jefferson City buildings

Published May. 12 2019

Even though the deadline for the property owners to repair or demolish two deteriorating downtown buildings is this week, Jefferson...

State Tech graduates see bright future ahead

Published May. 12 2019

The latest graduate class of State Technical College of Missouri earned their diplomas Saturday during a ceremony.

Jefferson City native eyes 2020 Paralympics, 2022 World Equestrian Games

Published May. 12 2019

Jefferson City native Deborah McAlexander hopes to compete in the 2020 Paralympic Games and 2022 World Equestrian Games as the...

Capital Classics ice-skating team takes home national title

Published May. 11 2019

Jefferson City's Capital Classics Team Radiance took home first place at the Ice Sports Industry National Synchronized Champions last month.

Jefferson City commissioners provide community improvement suggestions

Published May. 10 2019

Infrastructure improvements, code enforcement and community relations with Lincoln University were three of many items Jefferson City needs to improve...

Jefferson City to add pedestrian walkway to Country Club Drive

Published May. 10 2019

For years, residents requested a pedestrian walkway along Country Club Drive to the mall, and city staff will finally make...