Daily brief (12/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

Partly sunnyToday will be a warm-up of sorts, with temperatures approaching the 50-degree mark. It will be partly sunny and windy, with winds between 9 and 16 mph.

Top picks:

  • KSMU: Springfield police participating in holiday DWI crackdown. The Police Department will be having more checkpoints over the holiday season in an effort to curb drunken driving. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX])
  • News-Leader: CU board member says full board should seek new general manager. Board member Dan Scott says his request that the full board be involved in the search for a replacement for General Manager John Twitty has been ignored. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Springfield police recommend donating to charities instead of panhandlers. Police say aggressive solicitation violates city ordinances.
  • OzarksFirst: Developer to discuss future of Hickory Hills site. Larino Properties, which bought the school, will be talking about its commercial development at the former elementary/middle school.
  • KY3: Arkansas inmates help preserve past by cleaning up cemeteries. Baxter County inmates helped clear overgrown cemeteries while a local historian chronicled the discovered headstones.
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