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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 Council OKs board to issue bonds for Capital Mall redevelopment

Published Jul. 16 2019

The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday night that would allow a local board to issue bonds, which...

Jefferson City Council approves medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial districts

Published Jul. 16 2019

Medical marijuana dispensaries can now operate in commercial zoning districts in Jefferson City.

Deadline for most federal disaster assistance programs is Sept. 9

Published Jul. 14 2019

Do not wait to apply for federal disaster assistance. That was the top advice from representatives of the Federal Emergency...

Jefferson City to begin code enforcement in tornado-impacted area

Published Jul. 13 2019

Two months after the May 22 tornado, Jefferson City will begin full code enforcement in the tornado-impacted area.

City to get extra staff following tornado

Published Jul. 12 2019

With the city's Building Regulations Division seeing a large uptick in workload following the May 22 tornado, the Jefferson City...

Jefferson City Memorial Airport open, but terminal remains closed

Published Jul. 12 2019

While the Jefferson City Memorial Airport is now open, the airport terminal was damaged enough during the flood that it...

East High Street building owners to repair wall shared with crumbling structure

Published Jul. 11 2019

The owners of the building at 202 E. High St. in Jefferson City plan to repair a wall the structure...

2 Jefferson City figure skating clubs to merge

Published Jul. 11 2019

In hopes of growing figure skating in Jefferson City and eliminating confusion, leaders of two local figure skating clubs plan...

Crumbling downtown building involved in another lawsuit - over fire escape

Published Jul. 11 2019

A month after a judge ruled Neidert Properties LLC could proceed with demolishing a crumbling building in downtown Jefferson City,...

Historic Preservation Commission approves rehab work for Standish House

Published Jul. 10 2019

The Jefferson City Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved rehabilitation work for 103 Jackson St., known as the Standish House.

Parks Commission looks at $7 million bonding plan for parks improvements

Published Jul. 10 2019

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission is considering pursuing a $7 million bonding plan to help pay for several...

Capitol Avenue property owners face strict design requirements while meeting current building codes

Published Jul. 7 2019

When Jefferson City staff proposed establishing an overlay district in the East Capitol Avenue area in 2017, the goal was...

Snapshot: JCPD officer driven by passion to help

Published Jul. 7 2019

Police officer Charlie St. Onge received the Jefferson City June outstanding employee service award for his passion to help people...

Capitol Avenue National Register of Historic Places designation at risk

Published Jul. 7 2019

After a tornado swept through Jefferson City on May 22 and damaged several homes in the East Capitol Avenue area,...

JC girl wins Jr NBA Skills Challenge finals

Published Jul. 6 2019

After years of hard work and practice, 11-year-old Maddy Larkin became the first Jefferson City child to win the Jr....

Memorial Airport begins cleanup - again

Published Jul. 6 2019

The Jefferson City Memorial Airport may be ready for daytime traffic in about a week, contingent upon whether the floodwaters...

Toebben, Stevens crowned Little Mr. and Miss Independence

Published Jul. 5 2019

Milo Toebben and Piper Stevens received the top honors during Salute to America's annual Little Mr. and Miss Independence competition...

Jefferson City Council reviews second medical marijuana facility bill

Published Jul. 2 2019

The Jefferson City Council will vote later this month whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial zoning districts.

Jefferson City Council reviews bond issuance for Capital Mall redevelopment

Published Jul. 2 2019

The Jefferson City Council reviewed a proposal Monday that would allow a local board to issue bonds, which would help...

Owner hopes to reopen Bella Vista Apartments

Published Jun. 30 2019

After the May 22 tornado damaged Bella Vista Apartments' roof and some of the bricks, owner Steve Laux is working...