Daily brief (11/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

The morning will start cold, with wind-chill values near freezing, but the day should be warmer than yesterday, with a high near 55. Though it will be mostly cloudy, rain isn’t expected.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Solid opening day for firearms season. State officials expect the first weekend tally to hit 100,000 deer. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Council to consider uses for vacant land. At its meeting tonight, the Springfield City Council will consider guidelines (PDF of proposal) for dealing with city-owned vacant land.
  • News-Leader: Housing trend grows with city’s assistance. Some area builders are working with the Springfield Planning and Development Department to build low-income housing.
  • KY3: Opening of new Lake Taneycomo bridge delayed. Missouri Department of Transportation officials thought the $12 million renovation project would be done by now.
  • KSPR: Congressman-elect Long selling auction business. Newly elected Rep. Billy Long, who will represent Missouri 7th District, has to sell the business, in accordance with a congressional code of conduct.
  • KSMU: Property tax statements arriving. Missouri’s counties have sent real and personal property tax statements to area residents. Taxes will be due by year’s end.

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