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Nicole Roberts (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0247
Nicole Roberts covers the Jefferson City Council, city departments and the Jefferson City Housing Authority. Some topics she has reported on include redevelopment of the city-owned property at the Missouri State Penitentiary, stormwater issues, demolitions and improvements along East Capitol Avenue. Before joining the News Tribune, Roberts was editor-in-chief at The Standard, Missouri State University's newspaper. She graduated from Missouri State University in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in print/internet journalism. While in college, she played clarinet in the Missouri State University Pride Band and continues to perform with the Jefferson City Community Symphonic Concert Band. She is originally from Rolla, Missouri, but attended high school in Vienna, about 30 minutes southeast of Jefferson City. Follow her on Twitter at @NReneeRoberts.

Salute to America still on for Fourth of July

Published Jun. 9 2019

Despite flooding, Salute to America organizers said Fourth of July festivities are still set to take place in downtown Jefferson...

Airshow at Jefferson City airport canceled as river rises

Published May. 21 2019

The Salute to Veterans Airshow, planned for Memorial Day weekend at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, has been canceled due...

Mid-Missouri preps for winter storm

Published Jan. 10 2019

Winter is coming to Mid-Missouri tonight, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at noon...

Hensley elected Jefferson City Ward 5 councilman

Published Apr. 4 2018

Jon Hensley is the new Jefferson City councilman for Ward 5.

House passes amended Adrian's Island bill

Published Apr. 1 2018

A bill that would give Jefferson City a small portion of land for riverfront access will go to Gov. Eric...

Capitol renovations: A lot to do in a 'short' time

Published Feb. 25 2018

For those who regularly drive around, visit or work in Missouri's Capitol, the next two years and nine months will...

Retired LU professor to showcase choral pieces

Published Feb. 10 2018

Retired Lincoln University music professor Robert Mitchell will showcase original choral pieces this weekend at Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson...

Convention and Visitors Bureau approves MSP lights project

Published Jan. 23 2018

Missouri State Penitentiary visitors can anticipate a couple of new preservation projects at the old prison this year.

Fire department conducts their annual ice rescue training

Published Jan. 10 2018

Several firefighters and fire trucks were at McKay Lake on Tuesday as part of the Jefferson City Fire Department's ice...

LED lights brighten the Capitol

Published Jan. 7 2018

Several areas in the Capitol Building are now sporting LED lighting and more lights will be added over the next...

Jefferson City street crews battle cold, snow

Published Dec. 28 2017

As temperatures plummeted into the single digits this week, Jefferson City street workers have been trying to maintain local roads.

Monday storms leave behind property damage

Published Dec. 6 2017

Near the intersection of Lafayette and East Dunklin streets Tuesday morning, people worked to repair telephone poles and clean up...

Multicultural Festival offers new vendors, performers

Published Oct. 5 2017

The Multicultural Fall Festival continues to bring new entertainment and vendors to downtown Jefferson City while encouraging cultural competence.

New fire station design progresses

Published Sep. 29 2017

The Jefferson City Public Safety Committee voted Thursday to endorse design plans for the new Fire Station No. 2, sending...

Jefferson City takes possession of 32 acres of MSP

Published Jul. 12 2017

Jefferson City is now the proud owner of 32 acres of the Missouri State Penitentiary, which the city plans to...

Spouse receives footstone for late veteran after 32 years

Published Jun. 23 2017

A crowd gathered around a headstone at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Wardsville on Thursday as the church bell tolled, the...