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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.

Bridge work expected to impact US 63 drivers

Published Feb. 16 2017

Last year, it was work on the Missouri River bridge.

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...

Project to begin on Boise Brule Road

Published Jul. 17 2016

Work will be begin Monday on a project funded with money from the voter-approved Cole County half-cent capital improvement sales...

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.

Crash cause to take time

Published Jun. 21 2016

It could take several months before the cause of a single-engine plane crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Cole County...

Outcry prompts county to lower flags

Published Jun. 14 2016

Cole County reversed its decision Tuesday not to lower its flags in honor of the victims of the Orlando mass...

Photographer in the House

Published Jun. 13 2016

Letting people back home know what's going on with all 163 members of the Missouri House of Representatives — that's...

Versailles woman admits $400K fraud

Published Jun. 9 2016

A Versailles woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to a fraud scheme in which she stole nearly $400,000 from...

California man faces murder charge after horseplay with gun

Published Jun. 8 2016

A California man was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with the death of a Calvary Lutheran High School student...

Helping people at their worst times

Published Jun. 6 2016

Taking care of people in their time of need is something Alison Peters learned from her family.

River of possibilities

Published Jun. 6 2016

Recent reports of barge traffic increasing on the Missouri River is an encouraging sign for Missouri Department of Transportation officials...

Fire school in Jefferson City this week

Published Jun. 5 2016

Students from seven states will attend this year's University of Missouri Summer Fire School and the Midwest Wildfire Training Academy,...

WWII veteran presides over daughter's Air Force retirement

Published May. 28 2016

He had never been able to come to his daughter's promotion ceremonies during her career, but 93-year-old Lloyd Cain, a...