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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.

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.

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...