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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.

Questions linger about existence of Greitens photo

Published Mar. 4 2018

After a St. Louis County grand jury indicted Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges for allegedly taking...

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...

Telemedicine to allow SSM to remotely link to patients, hospitals

Published Feb. 27 2018

Connecting patients directly to top specialists at home is the idea behind telemedicine.

Five family members work together in Mid-Missouri fire districts

Published Feb. 26 2018

The idea of becoming a firefighter when they grew up just seemed natural for the Berendzen children.

Missouri's Texas County to start using private lawyers for criminal cases

Published Feb. 26 2018

While one county in Missouri will start next week to use private lawyers to handle criminal court cases of those...

Dog rescued from fire reunited with former owner

Published Feb. 13 2018

Blanca Acosta might have lost all of her material belongings, but she didn't lose her most prized possession.

National data lists Missouri remaining in drought

Published Feb. 10 2018

Most of Missouri remains in a drought, according to data released Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center.

SOMO training center taking shape as final beam is placed

Published Feb. 1 2018

A milestone in the construction of the new home of Special Olympics Missouri in Jefferson City took place Wednesday morning...

3 arrested in drug-related incidents

Published Jan. 30 2018

Three people were arrested recently after two drug-related incidents in Moniteau County.

Prisoners find purpose in life

Published Jan. 28 2018

For nearly 35 years and in two different facilities, prisoners at Jefferson City Correctional Center have been managing the TV...

Pro-life rally: The tide is turning

Published Jan. 28 2018

Perseverance. That was the theme for the eighth annual Midwest March for Life, held Saturday in Jefferson City.

Fire protection district chief resigns

Published Jan. 24 2018

During a recent meeting of the Cole County Fire Protection District Board, several personnel changes were made.

Nutrition Council meets for first time at new senior center location

Published Jan. 23 2018

The Jefferson City/Cole County Senior Nutrition Council will determine during a special meeting Feb. 5 when to schedule a soft...

Longtime area broadcaster remembered

Published Jan. 17 2018

Some in Mid-Missouri are remembering the contributions of a longtime local broadcaster after he passed away earlier this month.

Former judge returning to hear Cole County criminal cases

Published Jan. 17 2018

Former Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan will return to the Cole County Courthouse to hear criminal cases.

Centertown beginning village's first audit

Published Jan. 17 2018

This first state audit for the village of Centertown is underway.Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday her office has started...

Cooperative meeting to discuss Cole County projects

Published Jan. 17 2018

A meeting with representatives of the seven small communities in Cole County will take place in the next few weeks...

Area sheriffs: Help wanted

Published Nov. 27 2017

Hiring and keeping effective staff members is a constant battle for sheriff's departments across Mid-Missouri, and there doesn't seem to...