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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.

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...

Capitol effort ahead

Published Dec. 12 2016

With 2016 marking the 100th anniversary of the state Capitol building, plans are in place to make the structure a...

Up-and-coming comedians to present acts at Avenue HQ

Published Dec. 1 2016

Three up-and-coming comedians are coming 8:30 p.m. Friday to Avenue HQ in Jefferson City.

New Cole County ambulance director hired

Published Nov. 30 2016

Jerry Johnston, an ambulance director from the State of California, has been named the new director of the Cole County...

Capitol policeman gets Medal of Valor

Published Nov. 29 2016

Missouri Capitol police officer Charles Gerhart on Monday was one of 10 public safety officers from around the state to...

Man sought for shooting at County Park

Published Nov. 22 2016

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man accused of shooting a woman Monday afternoon at County Park.

Bridges expected to be open today ahead of schedule

Published Nov. 13 2016

MoDOT officials believe all the work to get both the Missouri River bridges in Jefferson City fully reopened to three...

Incumbent wins Cole County Eastern District commission seat

Published Nov. 9 2016

Republican incumbent Jeff Hoelscher will serve another four years as Cole County Eastern District commissioner.

House of horrors - hardly

Published Oct. 31 2016

One of the biggest collections of movie monsters and Halloween creatures belongs to a Mid-Missouri man.

Woods arraigned on sex charges

Published Oct. 27 2016

Jefferson City funeral director Tyler Woods will return to court Feb. 15 for a status hearing, after pleading not guilty...