Daily brief (11/17): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today brings a high near 54, increasing clouds, and a 60% chance of rain likely during the afternoon. With a southeast wind between 8 and 15 mph and gusts as high as 21 mph, the wind chill values feel as low as 32 early. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

Today’s picks:

  • KY3: Superintendent outlines steps for cutting Springfield School District spending. Superintendent Norm Ridder says the Springfield School District’s budget for the next school year likely will be painful for some people.
  • KSPR: License plate sticker change. The director of Missouri’s Department of Revenue says changes to the state’s license plate annual sticker are designed to prevent thefts (Other coverage: KSMU).
  • News-Leader: Nixon will move quickly to replace Christian County Assessor. Gov. Jay Nixon said he will work quickly to replace Christian County Assessor Sandra Bryant-Littles, who resigned Monday, one week after pleading guilty to mail fraud.
  • News-Leader: Developer of 60-65 interchange seeks change, and amendment could free partnership from having to pay for roads. In 2009, the city council approved the 500-acre development plan after project owners assured the city–and later Greene County–that road costs would be the developer’s to bear.
  • City of Springfield: Treatment plant shuts down for “fish herding”. Wednesday morning will present an opportunity for employees at the City’s Southwest Treatment Plant to fulfill an unusual role during a temporary shut-down of the plant.
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