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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 Highway Patrol, as well as the Cole County associate and circuit courts. Haldiman began his career at the Jefferson City News Tribune in April 2006, covering crime and the courts. Since then he also has reported on city, county and state government issues as well as school-related and personal stories about Mid-Missouri residents and their families. The Missouri Press Association, Associated Press and Kansas City Press Club have recognized Haldiman for his work at the News Tribune. Haldiman began his career in journalism in 1993 at KDKD Radio in Clinton, Missouri, after graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg in 1992. Working at a small, one-man newsroom meant he covered everything from local school board meetings to the arrival of the first B-2 Stealth Bomber at nearby Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster in December 1993. Haldiman began working in Missouri's Capital City in 1996 with a seven-year stay at KLIK/KATI/KFRU radio, where, working in another small newsroom, Haldiman again covered a range of stories from fundraising for local organizations to the tragic death and national funeral of Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999. During this time Haldiman first earned awards for his work from The Associated Press and the Missouri Broadcasters Association, as well from the Missouri State Teachers Association and other organizations. In 2003, Haldiman accepted an offer to work at Mid-Missouri CBS-TV affiliate KRCG as assignment editor and assistant news director. When a position opened at the News Tribune newsroom opening came up, Haldiman took the opportunity to return to reporting. When not working, Haldiman has found great joy in the world of sports. His work in journalism has allowed him to stay close to sports and to see several of his favorite teams and players.

Missouri, Osage rivers continue to swell

Published May. 29 2019

Flooding has forced the closure of more than 300 roads throughout Missouri.

Missouri agency warns bottles from Eldon winery could explode

Published Apr. 25 2019

The owner of Casa de Loco winery in Eldon says he's working with state officials after some bottles of wine...

United Way of Central Missouri considers adding partner agency

Published Mar. 6 2019

Due to the success of the 2018 campaign and to be responsive to the growing needs in Mid-Missouri, the United...

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Tuesday evening

Published Feb. 19 2019

For the third time in less than a week, the Mid-Missouri area finds itself under a Winter Weather Advisory.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Mid-Missouri on Friday

Published Feb. 14 2019

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory to begin at 9 a.m. Friday and extend through midnight, affecting...

Jefferson City shooting suspect caught

Published Sep. 19 2018

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with a weekend shooting was caught by authorities on Tuesday.

Russellville looks to improve roads, sidewalks

Published Aug. 11 2018

Now that Russellville has secured cooperative funding from Cole County for a street and sidewalk project, city officials hope they...

New forecasts give little hope for drought relief

Published Aug. 9 2018

Tuesday's rains did little to impact the drought conditions throughout Missouri, but new long-range forecasts offer a little hope for...

Bridge, pavement upgrades planned

Published Aug. 1 2018

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved the 2019-23 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program — the list of projects planned...

'Severe' drought reaches Moniteau

Published Jul. 26 2018

Statewide committees have been activated to assess the impacts of this year's drought and coordinate resources.

Wieberg hired as Moniteau County 911 director

Published Apr. 13 2018

Moniteau County has a new 911 director.Kevin Wieberg accepted the position at the beginning of April.

Missouri firefighters honored at Capitol for service

Published Apr. 5 2018

First responders from across the state gathered Wednesday at the Capitol for Firefighters Day, an annual event which recognizes the...

Expanding fire district board among Cole County election results

Published Apr. 4 2018

Voters decided several issues affecting communities throughout Cole County in Tuesday's municipal election.

Election filing closes for Cole County offices

Published Mar. 28 2018

Filing ended Tuesday for seven Cole County elected offices and one judgeship, and there will be several races later this...

Ashland stormwater, parks tax on April ballot

Published Mar. 26 2018

Ashland residents are being asked to approve a new half-cent sales tax in the April 3 municipal election that would...

Youth spring turkey season begins April 7

Published Mar. 22 2018

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a more challenging spring season overall, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Exonerated inmates speak out against the death penalty

Published Mar. 18 2018

As Missouri prepares for a possible execution Tuesday, a group that argues against the death penalty held a forum Saturday...

Deputy recorder files as candidate

Published Mar. 1 2018

The former Cole County deputy recorder has filed to run for the office's top spot.Judy Ridgeway will face fellow Republican...

Inmates prepare for life outside Missouri prison walls

Published Feb. 28 2018

The Missouri Department of Corrections on Tuesday showcased some of the positive things it is doing to make the state...

Seven file for Cole County seats on opening day

Published Feb. 28 2018

The incumbents for seven Cole County elected offices and one judgeship filed for re-election Tuesday on the first day of...