Daily brief (1/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be another sunny day, with a high of 43.

If you’re expecting much of a change this week, don’t. That forecast will be repeated for the rest of the week.

Today’s picks:

  • KSPR: Widening on South Campbell Avenue begins this week. The project will widen a portion of Campbell south of Republic Road to six lanes. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Prosecutor praised for caring, tenacity. Assistant Greene County Prosecutor Jill Geary Patterson has spent the past 15 years handling abuse cases involving women and children. She will become chief legal counsel for the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
  • KY3: More than 1,000 black birds fall from Arkansas sky. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is investigating what happened to more than 1,000 birds that died and fell from the sky over Beebe, Ark.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Specialists offer tips for resolution quitters. Fitness experts say people should remember losing weight is a slow, steady process.
  • News-Leader: Lapaglia pushing spending cuts for Christian County budget. New Presiding Commissioner Lou Lapaglia has spent the past three months preparing for his new job — and for planning for the 2011 Christian County budget.
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