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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.

Convention and Visitors Bureau approves MSP lights project

Published Jan. 23 2018

Missouri State Penitentiary visitors can anticipate a couple of new preservation projects at the old prison this year.

Former charter commissioners show mixed views on new committee

Published Jan. 21 2018

After almost 32 years, the Jefferson City Charter will go through an official review — which is receiving mixed reactions...

P&Z approves new Missouri Soybean offices

Published Jan. 19 2018

The Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new office building for the Missouri Soybean Association.

Board seeks historic designation for cemetery

Published Jan. 19 2018

The Jefferson City Cemetery Resources Board will pursue a national historic designation for the Woodland-Old City Cemetery.

CVB plans new, traditional events for 2018

Published Jan. 18 2018

A new year brings new events Jefferson City residents can anticipate, along with the classic events of which the Jefferson...

Committee planning Thomas Jefferson Day celebration

Published Jan. 17 2018

Jefferson City officials and community members are planning a day to celebrate Thomas Jefferson and the city's namesake later this...

Housing Authority implements non-smoking policy

Published Jan. 17 2018

Since implementing a residential non-smoking policy earlier this month, the Jefferson City Housing Authority is educating residents and non-residents where...

Jefferson City Council forms charter advisory committee

Published Jan. 17 2018

The Jefferson City Council approved an advisory committee Tuesday night to look at the city charter.

Ashley Jones-Kaufman runs for Ward 5 seat

Published Jan. 16 2018

Longtime Jefferson City resident Ashley Jones-Kaufman hopes to encourage more economic development and community connectivity if elected to represent Jefferson...

Local eyeglass ministry helps in Mexico

Published Jan. 15 2018

After discovering a need for eyeglasses in Mexico, a local ministry is helping people see clearly again.

Jones-Kaufman third candidate for Ward 5 seat

Published Jan. 13 2018

There is now a three-way race for the Jefferson City Council 5th Ward seat.Ashley Jones-Kaufman filed for the seat Friday...

Adrian's Island bill moves to House floor

Published Jan. 12 2018

The Missouri Corrections and Public Institutions Committee gave its unanimous approval Thursday to a House bill that would give Jefferson...

City seeks downtown interactive mural

Published Jan. 11 2018

Jefferson City's Cultural Arts Commission hopes to encourage visitor interaction by creating a public mural downtown.

Fire department conducts their annual ice rescue training

Published Jan. 10 2018

Several firefighters and fire trucks were at McKay Lake on Tuesday as part of the Jefferson City Fire Department's ice...

Filing deadline approaching for April election

Published Jan. 7 2018

The deadline is approaching for candidates to file for April elections.Filing for Jefferson City Council seats is open 8 a.

State's MLK celebration moved to new date at Capitol

Published Jan. 7 2018

Due to the State of the State address Wednesday, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative celebration was moved to...

LED lights brighten the Capitol

Published Jan. 7 2018

Several areas in the Capitol Building are now sporting LED lighting and more lights will be added over the next...

City considers establishing local historic districts

Published Jan. 7 2018

Now that Jefferson City has a demolition ordinance in place to protect historic buildings, city staff plans to add another...

Tools for preserving history

Published Jan. 7 2018

While the Jefferson City Council pushed for local historic districts during Tuesday's discussions about the demolition ordinance, the districts are...

City debuts new JeffTran tracking software

Published Jan. 5 2018

Jefferson City residents can start using the new JeffTran bus locator software today.DoubleMap is working on the automatic vehicle locator...