Daily brief (11/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

The end of November brings a cold blast to the Ozarks. Though the skies will gradually clear throughout the day, the high will barely crack the freezing mark, reaching 36.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: OTC students get online degree option. An agreement with the University of Maryland University College allows OTC students to complete an undergraduate degree online.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Missouri Republican vies for RNC chair. Ann Wagner, who served as the campaign chair for Roy Blunt’s successful Senate run, plans to seek the top post at the Republican National Committee. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KY3: Wildlife refuge saves tigers raised as pets. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs has taken in animals from people in 18 states.
  • KSPR: Ozarks firefighters warn of dangers of alternative heat. If misused, space heaters can cause a fire in as little as a minute.
  • KY3: St. John’s plan forges ahead. The Springfield City Council unanimously approved road improvements at U.S. Highway 65 and Evans Road for St. John’s  proposed orthopedic hospital.
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