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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.

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.

Mid-Missouri groups' protest calls for investigation into Trump, Russia ties

Published Jun. 4 2017

Members of Jefferson City Area Indivisible (JCAI) and Capitol Area Missouri NOW joined groups in 150 other cities marching to...

Local lawmen: Data reviewed to gauge equity of stops

Published Jun. 2 2017

Black drivers were pulled over at a rate nearly double their representation in the Jefferson City population in 2016, according...

Fairview Farms rises from ashes better than ever

Published Jun. 1 2017

It's hard to believe Fairview Farms in New Bloomfield is the same saddlebred horse facility that was devastated by a...

6 of the 23 Medicaid protesters get probation

Published May. 19 2017

Six religious leaders from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas who were found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing in the...

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to illegal firearm; found not guilty in fatal shooting

Published May. 16 2017

Fifty-three weeks after a Cole County jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder, Paris Mark Alexander-Henderson, 27, of Jefferson...

Late calling a blessing

Published May. 15 2017

Helias Catholic High School Chaplain Father Tony Viviano found his vocation late in life.

First-quarter Amtrak ridership edges up

Published Apr. 23 2017

Thanks to a strong January, the Missouri River Runner Amtrak service saw a small increase in ridership for the first...

Adopt-A-Highway celebrated for savings, beautification

Published Apr. 21 2017

The popular Adopt-A-Highway litter prevention program turns 30 this year.

Feasibility study floated on local river port

Published Apr. 13 2017

One of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce's top initiatives heading into this year was to determine the viability...

Missouri parks system celebrates 100 years

Published Apr. 11 2017

One hundred years ago Monday, the Missouri State Park System was born, thanks to a fund created by state lawmakers...

Wet and mild summer ahead?

Published Apr. 7 2017

Following a dry, mild winter in the Midwest, a University of Missouri meteorology expert is predicting a relatively wet and...

Firefighters from across state honored

Published Apr. 6 2017

"We've got your back."

Man pleads guilty in Russian roulette case

Published Mar. 10 2017

One of three people involved a March 2016 game of Russian Roulette that ended in the death of a Cole...

Crowds come to support Trump in Capital City

Published Mar. 5 2017

A large crowd gathered at the Missouri Capitol Saturday afternoon to support President Donald Trump and his policies.

Cole County approves ambulance rate hike

Published Mar. 1 2017

Perhaps for the first time since taking over the ambulance service in July 2009, the Cole County Commission has approved...

Nearly ready to stir up some sand

Published Feb. 28 2017

Capital Sand Co. is rebuilding a sand dredge for its Jefferson City location to replace a dredge that capsized in...

Protesters rip cuts to education

Published Feb. 21 2017

A group of students from St. Louis area community colleges came to Jefferson City on Monday to let Gov. Eric...

All it takes is a spark

Published Feb. 20 2017

Although there are no laws in unincorporated Cole County preventing residents from burning trash or yard waste, local fire officials...