Daily brief (12/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Freezing drizzle is a possibility across the region today, but the high temperature should crack the freezing mark, reaching 36 degrees. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, but rain chances should fade.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Historic Gillioz Theatre fighting foreclosure threat. Guaranty Bank of Springfield has filed a foreclosure action against the historic renovated theater, which has fallen behind on interest payments. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX], KY3, KSPR)
  • KSMU: Governor Nixon urges lawmakers to renew Missouri Rx. The plan helps low-income seniors and those with disabilities pay for out-of-pocket costs connected to the Medicare Part D prescription-drug benefit.
  • KY3: Petition to stop alcohol sales in Springfield movie theaters. Greene County Prosecutor Darrell Moore and other concerned citizens are petitioning the city of Springfield to put a measure on the ballot banning alcohol sales in movie theaters.
  • News-Leader: Willard criticized in financial audit. State Auditor Susan Montee criticized Willard city officials for their handling of financial issues related to the construction of a new pool. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX])
  • OzarksFirst: Springfield council members raising medical-marijuana issue. Two councilmen discussed the possibility of an initiative petition to approve usage of medical marijuana in Springfield. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
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