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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.

Father and daughter take it to the ice

Published Jun. 17 2018

The sound of hockey sticks and skates sliding across ice echoed through Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena on June...

Jefferson City to receive new federal incentives

Published Jun. 17 2018

Investors in portions of Jefferson City could receive federal tax credits after three census tracts were selected as opportunity zones.

Cosmo Field to be renamed to honor late Jefferson City pillar

Published Jun. 17 2018

To honor a well-known Jefferson City resident, the city's Park and Recreation Commission has approved renaming Cosmo Field to Vogel...

City commission works toward raising LGBT score

Published Jun. 16 2018

The Jefferson City Commission on Human Relations will work toward boosting the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion score...

MSP group considering developer selection

Published Jun. 16 2018

The Missouri State Penitentiary Community Partners will consider using a pre-qualifying process when selecting a potential developer for the 32-acre...

City commission works toward raising LGBT score

Published Jun. 16 2018

The Jefferson City Commission on Human Relations will work toward boosting the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion score...

P&Z stays neutral on local historic district

Published Jun. 15 2018

Following nearly three hours of public comment, the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission narrowly voted to remain neutral on...

City to remove leaning Monroe Street retaining wall

Published Jun. 15 2018

With a retaining wall on Monroe Street continuing to shift, city staff will remove the wall early next week.

Greenway to be featured in St. Mary's project

Published Jun. 15 2018

As part of the old St. Mary's Hospital redevelopment, Jefferson City and developer F&F Development will work together to extend...

City breaks ground at new Fire Station 2 site

Published Jun. 14 2018

After two years of discussions and preparations, Jefferson City Fire Department and city officials Wednesday dug the first holes at...

Parks Commission approves supplemental appropriation

Published Jun. 13 2018

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission approved a $645,852 supplemental appropriation within the Park Fund Tuesday to pay for...

Madison Street closure to relocate Thursday Night Live

Published Jun. 13 2018

After a downtown Jefferson City building's partially collapsed wall led to cancellation of a Thursday Night Live event last week,...

Historic Preservation Commission OKs old St. Mary's Hospital demolition

Published Jun. 13 2018

F&F Development plans to re-purpose the stone from the former St. Mary's Hospital into a new building.

City code violations spiked in May

Published Jun. 10 2018

Jefferson City code enforcement officials issued a record number of violations in May.

Sweeten finds home as city administrative technician

Published Jun. 10 2018

As Jefferson City's Public Works administrative technician, Beth Sweeten said she feels like she is "home" in her position.

Families gather for 11th annual missing persons event

Published Jun. 10 2018

More than 11 years ago, Jesse Ross went missing from a school trip in Chicago, and his parents, Donald and...

Prison life on display

Published Jun. 10 2018

With about 30 people gathered in A Hall at the Missouri State Penitentiary on Saturday, James "Jellyroll" Cochran pointed up...

Salute to America to move main stage, add more fireworks

Published Jun. 9 2018

With construction closing the south side of the Missouri state Capitol, Jefferson City's Salute to America festival will shift its...

Thursday Night Live canceled after bricks fall from downtown building

Published Jun. 7 2018

Thursday Night Live has been canceled for June 7 due to bricks falling from a building near the stage in...

Columbia airport reps speak to JC Airport Advisory Committee

Published Jun. 5 2018

Representatives from Columbia Regional Airport updated the Jefferson City Airport Advisory Committee on its growth and terminal project Monday.