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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.

Water rescue training helps firefighters prepare for emergencies

Published Oct. 19 2017

Local firefighters have been involved in several rescues of people stranded in vehicles or along the banks of lakes and...

MADD honors officers for keeping roads safe

Published Oct. 5 2017

Three years ago, Robbie Pace-Courtright introduced a new program to the Central Missouri Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chapter.

More law for Russellville

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved efforts to increase the Cole County Sheriff's Department's presence in Russellville.

Jefferson City police warn of fake $20 bills

Published Sep. 29 2017

In recent days, the Jefferson City Police Department has received calls from area businesses receiving counterfeit $20 bills

Local electric crews bound for Georgia, Florida

Published Sep. 12 2017

Nearly 150 linemen from 26 Missouri electric co-ops will leave today from their respective headquarters, heading to Georgia and Florida...

Tributes planned to fallen firefighters

Published Sep. 8 2017

The Fire Marshal 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be Sunday as a way for firefighters and the community to honor...

National Night Out growing in Jefferson City

Published Sep. 5 2017

Members of the Jefferson City Police Department plan to be out in neighborhoods Sept. 14 to talk about crime prevention...

Osage sheriff pleased with department's progress

Published Sep. 5 2017

Michael Bonham took over as Osage County sheriff in December and this week marks nine months since he's been on...

Fire destroys Eldon restaurant

Published Aug. 28 2017

The cause for a fire that destroyed an Eldon restaurant was still under investigation as of Monday afternoon.

Former Missouri Public Safety employee suing for age discrimination

Published Aug. 26 2017

A former deputy director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety has sued the department for age discrimination.

For eclipse, traffic congestion expected for cars, phones

Published Aug. 8 2017

With the solar eclipse less than two weeks away, residents are being reminded the expected large crowds will likely affect...

Quilt auction to mark its 30th year at Rich Fountain

Published Aug. 8 2017

Several special activities are planned Aug. 13 around the 30th Annual Sacred Heart Quilt Auction in Rich Fountain.

Area law agencies assessing vehicles for carbon monoxide risk

Published Aug. 6 2017

The Jefferson City Police Department and Cole County Sheriff's Department plan to take action over concerns carbon monoxide fumes from...

United flights arrive in Mid-Missouri

Published Aug. 2 2017

The airline's first plane landed locally Tuesday, and today elected leaders will hold a ceremony marking the kickoff of United...

State Fair: No Fire Ball ride this year

Published Jul. 28 2017

The only Fire Ball ride scheduled to operate at a Missouri fair has been shut down following Wednesday's deadly accident...

JC Jaycees to host 67th annual Cole County Fair

Published Jul. 27 2017

After nearly a year of planning, the Jefferson City Jaycees will host the 67th annual installment of the Cole County...

St. Joseph crew restores C-130 Hercules for Mid-Missouri display

Published Jul. 13 2017

For the past week, airmen of the 139th Airlift Wing's 139th Maintenance Squadron in St. Joseph have worked through the...

Greitens signs bill changing EMS policies

Published Jul. 12 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation known the "Special Needs Bill" into law Tuesday morning at Jefferson City Fire Department Station...

Cole County gets on board with port plan

Published Jun. 14 2017

The proposal to build a new port facility on the Missouri River is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Silver setting for the Mighty Mo

Published Jun. 8 2017

Missouri strengthened its ties to its namesake this week.