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

A slight chance of snow remains this morning after our overnight dusting in the Ozarks. It will be very cold today, with a high of 21 and low dipping to 3 (yes, 3 degrees).

Winds will be very strong with gusts up to 40 mph, resulting in subzero wind-chill temperatures.

Today’s top picks:

  • KY3: Showboat Branson Belle runs aground. High winds sent the dinner boat aground on Table Rock Lake, but no one was injured. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX], KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Uncertainty swirls around Heer’s future. Developer Kevin McGowan halted his redevelopment plans for the downtown landmark but others say the building remains a viable spot for development.
  • KY3: Missouri unemployment at 9.4 percent. The state’s unemployment rate held steady for the month of November.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Tips for protecting your pipes. As the temperature drops, water pipes need to be protected from bursting.

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