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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. During college, he worked four years as a student assistant in the Sports Information Department at Central Missouri State University. His work in journalism has allowed him to stay close to sports and to see several of his favorite teams and players. In particular, Haldiman loves attending games with friends, even taking trips across the country to visit different cities and sports venues. Haldiman credits his success in his life to his parents, Roy and Darline Haldiman, small business owners who were heavily involved in church and community activities while living in California and Odessa. Their work ethic, humility and example treating people fairly are goals he continues to strive for.

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...

Missing teens went to 'various states' before returning

Published Nov. 27 2017

The pair of local teenagers who have been missing for nearly two weeks have been safety reunited with their families.

Bishop-elect praises interfaith relations, youth stewardship

Published Nov. 26 2017

There's still a few months until the Rev. Shawn McKnight becomes the fourth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson...

New bishop introduced to Jefferson City diocese

Published Nov. 21 2017

Pope Francis has named the Rev. Shawn McKnight, 49, a priest in the Wichita diocese, as the next bishop for...

Patrol offers program on church security

Published Nov. 7 2017

In light of Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas, the Missouri Highway Patrol reminds residents the agency offers...

Sheriff's presence boosted in Russellville

Published Oct. 25 2017

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

Drivers urged to buckle up, put phone down

Published Oct. 21 2017

With distracted driving a leading cause of vehicle crashes in the United States and Missouri, law enforcement and transportation officials...

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...