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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.

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...

Reminder: Locomotive steaming through Capital City

Published Oct. 16 2016

Union Pacific's "Living Legend" No. 844 steam locomotive is scheduled to make an overnight stop in Jefferson City Monday as...

March for 'moral agenda'

Published Sep. 13 2016

Hundreds of faith leaders, workers and community leaders protested Monday in Jefferson City calling on politicians to support what they...

Holiday ends as it began - in traffic jam

Published Sep. 6 2016

Throughout the day on Labor Day there was a steady stream of vehicles crossing the eastbound Missouri River Bridge.

I-70 bridge completed ahead of schedule

Published Aug. 17 2016

The project to rehabilitate the bridges that carry I-70 over the Lamine River, west of Boonville, is nearing completion two...

Veterans Commission director placed on leave

Published Jul. 27 2016

Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) Executive Director Larry Kay is on paid administrative leave a week after a Cole County jury...

Senator calls for MVC director's resignation

Published Jul. 22 2016

A state senator is calling for the resignation of the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) director following Thursday's verdict in an...

Kerr-Kay trial ends seventh day

Published Jul. 20 2016

The former state budget director was called to the stand Tuesday in the case of a former Missouri Veterans Commission...

Kerr's lawyers rest case; defense testimony begins

Published Jul. 19 2016

After a week of testimony, lawyers representing a former worker of the Missouri Veterans Commission who is suing the commission...

MoDOT to explore safety options for US 54

Published Jul. 17 2016

After the death of two local teenagers on U.S. 54 last week, Missouri Department of Transportation officials are evaluating the...

Kerr's harassment suit spills into court

Published Jul. 12 2016

Trial began Monday in the lawsuit filed in 2011 by former Veterans Commission ombudsman Pat Rowe Kerr against the commission...

Salute to America keeps sunny outlook

Published Jul. 1 2016

Since its inception, the Salute to America celebration for the Fourth of July in Jefferson City has enjoyed fairly rain-free...

Bridge work continues toward Aug. 12 finish

Published Jun. 30 2016

Section by section, work is progressing on the westbound U.S. 54/63 Missouri River bridge rehab project in Jefferson City.