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Jeff Haldiman (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0254
Jeff Haldiman reports on Cole County government, including the County Commission and the county's 16 offices. He also covers public safety agencies, including the Jefferson City police and fire departments, Cole County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol, as well as the Cole County Associate and Circuit Courts.

All it takes is a spark

Published Feb. 20 2017

Although there are no laws in unincorporated Cole County preventing residents from burning trash or yard waste, local fire officials...

Bridge work expected to impact US 63 drivers

Published Feb. 16 2017

Last year, it was work on the Missouri River bridge.

Lack of snow may hurt in spring

Published Feb. 14 2017

During a normal winter in Mid-Missouri, we should see around 13.6 inches of snow.

Amtrak riders mirror gas prices: down

Published Jan. 30 2017

Two issues have affected ridership on the Missouri River Runner Amtrak service over the past 20 years — gas prices...

Keeping highway crews on the road

Published Jan. 30 2017

Darrin Johnson credits his love of working on engines with helping him get involved with the Missouri Department of Transportation...

Area youth participate in March for Life

Published Jan. 29 2017

A group of nearly 300 young people and their sponsors from the Jefferson City area returned Saturday from Washington, D.C.,...

Radio station marking 80th year

Published Jan. 29 2017

KWOS Radio will celebrate 80 years of service Monday. The Jefferson City station traces its start back to the family...

Russellville secures funds for new wastewater facility

Published Jan. 28 2017

After a year of work, Russellville officials announced this week funding is in place to replace the city's wastewater treatment...

Shane Talburt and Logan Monahan named State Employees of the Month

Published Jan. 22 2017

Two Missouri Highway Patrol troopers were named as December State Employee of the Month.

Proactive in pursuit of justice

Published Jan. 17 2017

Those attending the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Founders at Quinn Chapel AME Chapel were challenged...

Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts

Published Jan. 16 2017

While Winter Storm Jupiter did wreak havoc in some parts of Missouri, the central portion of the state was spared...

Agencies geared up for predicted ice storm troubles

Published Jan. 15 2017

Even as some of Friday night's icy conditions melted Saturday, the National Weather Service still was predicting slippery conditions for...

Missouri preps for winter storm

Published Jan. 13 2017

Representatives of all Cole County and Jefferson City agencies that would deal with the effects of an ice storm met...

Small crowd at hearing opposes Ameren rate hike

Published Jan. 12 2017

Only three people testified Wednesday night before members of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) in Jefferson City about a...

Law officials warn of Monday road closings, traffic issues

Published Jan. 8 2017

Jefferson City police say there will be some parking and street closures due to Monday's inauguration activities.

Bitter cold, snow to imperil travel

Published Jan. 5 2017

Mid-Missouri was placed under a winter weather advisory Wednesday due to the forecast of incoming accumulating snow and bitterly cold...

Bonham vows changes as Osage County sheriff

Published Jan. 3 2017

Michael Bonham has hit the ground running after being sworn in as Osage County sheriff shortly after his election in...

Amtrak ridership down for 2016

Published Dec. 28 2016

Although ridership numbers were down in fiscal year 2016, Missouri Department of Transportation officials are optimistic things are looking up...

Salvation Army program helps area woman get a car

Published Dec. 22 2016

Rachael Marlar recently moved from Texas to Missouri to take care of her grandchildren and her daughter, who had been...

March trial scheduled for former sheriff

Published Dec. 21 2016

An eight-hour bench trial is scheduled for March 1 in Boone County to hear a misdemeanor case against former Osage...