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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 Parks Department, Boys and Girls Club break ground at Community Park

Published May. 8 2019

Wearing blue hardhats and holding colorful shoves, children from the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City broke ground at...

Jefferson City Council reviews proposed medical marijuana facility regulations

Published May. 7 2019

The Jefferson City Council heard a proposed amendment to the zoning code Monday regarding a few medical marijuana facility regulations.

Former Jefferson City parking enforcement officer sues city for sexual harassment, discrimination

Published May. 7 2019

A former Jefferson City parking enforcement officer is suing the city, accusing a city official of sexual harassment and disability...

Jefferson City Fire Department to experiment with 48-hour shifts

Published May. 7 2019

The Jefferson City Fire Department will try out the 48-hour shift schedule next year.

Firefighters are the 'Swiss army knife' of first responders

Published May. 5 2019

While medical calls account for a large portion of the Jefferson City Fire Department's calls for service, firefighters have to...

Parks community relations manager Amy Schroeder strives to ‘make a good place great’

Published May. 5 2019

When Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department Director Todd Spalding asked Amy Schroeder to attend the April 15 Jefferson...

Several Mid-Missouri fire districts have embraced 48-hour shifts; JC department considers move

Published May. 5 2019

As the Jefferson City Fire Department considers moving to 48.5-hour shifts, fire protection districts in the Lake of the Ozarks...

Missouri communities remember fallen law enforcement officials

Published May. 5 2019

Hundreds of families, friends and law enforcement officials from across Missouri gathered Saturday during the 32nd annual Missouri Law Enforcement...

East-end patriotic roundabouts progressing

Published May. 3 2019

The two roundabouts on the east side of Jefferson City are taking form, with now one showcasing a patriotic eagle.

Scruggs Lumber owners reminisce on evolution of 100-year-old store

Published May. 2 2019

Scruggs Lumber in Jefferson City has been family-owned and family-operated for 100 years, a milestone not many businesses achieve.

Jefferson City Parks to lead community bicycle ride

Published May. 1 2019

The Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will host a free community bike ride Saturday.

Shelbyfest to take over downtown Jefferson City this weekend

Published May. 1 2019

Shelbyfest and the Capital City Corvette Classic will roll into Jefferson City over the next couple of weekends.

Republic Services, Jefferson City Council discuss future of recycling

Published Apr. 30 2019

With the recycling world in a frenzy, Republic Services representatives asked the Jefferson City Council during a special session Monday...

American Legion to host fundraiser for patriotic roundabouts in Jefferson City

Published Apr. 29 2019

The American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City will hold a fundraiser this weekend to raise funds for a patriotic...

Jefferson City receives clean audit for 2018 fiscal year

Published Apr. 27 2019

Jefferson City received a clean audit for Fiscal Year 2018.

Federal transportation representative offers local officials advice

Published Apr. 26 2019

Finding a niche and partnering with a "sister city" port are key items the Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri...

City officials get first look at new fire station

Published Apr. 26 2019

After more than two years of conversations and anticipation, city officials got a first glance at the new Fire Station...

Jefferson City area farmers markets open with spring

Published Apr. 25 2019

With springtime in full bloom, local farmers markets are preparing to set up shop across Jefferson City.

Jefferson City stops chalking car tires following court ruling

Published Apr. 25 2019

As of Wednesday, Jefferson City stopped that method of parking enforcement due to a recent court ruling.

Locals celebrate Thomas Jefferson, city's namesake

Published Apr. 24 2019

Several local leaders and residents gathered at the Missouri State Capitol Tuesday to celebrate Jefferson City's namesake and the Founding...