Daily brief (12/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of about 54. A burst of cold will move in over the weekend, with highs dipping into the mid-30s by Sunday.

Today’s picks:

  • KY3: Task force seeks to improve JQH Arena’s finances. An audit by State Auditor Susan Montee reveal problems with some financial practices at the arena at Missouri State University.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): City planners consider two developments along U.S. Highway 65. The Planning and Zoning Commission is looking at developments at Chestnut Expressway and 65, as well as U.S. 60 and 65. One could mean another large retailer coming to town.
  • News-Leader: Power plant near full strength. City Utilities’ Southwest 2 power plant has come online and should be producing 300 megawatts of power by mid-December.
  • KSPR: Developer plans to fix Nixa sinkhole near Tracker Road. The developer of the Autumn Corners community will spend $30,000 to fix a growing sinkhole by the retirement development in Nixa. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSMU: Archaeologists examine property near Stockton Lake. Missouri State University’s Center for Archaeological Research won a $300,000 contract to review what kind of cultural resources are in the area. An initial survey identified 35 areas with artifacts.
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