Daily brief (12/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be the warmest day of the week, with a high approaching 53. A cold blast is expected with a weekend, bringing a chance of snow tomorrow.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: City, county break ground on public-safety center. The $19.7 million center will house the 911 emergency center and the Office of Emergency Management.
  • KY3: Doug Pitt named humanitarian of the year. The founder of Care to Learn was picked 2010 Humanitarian of the Year by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSMU: Wood beam caused problem on Kearney Street bridge. Springfield officials closed the pedestrian bridge suddenly after city staffers discovered structural issues.
  • News-Leader: New era imminent for Hickory Hills property. Developers are planning a 46-acre retail development at Chestnut Expressway and U.S. Highway 65.

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