Daily brief (1/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today we’ll see mostly sunny skies, with a high near 44 and wind chill values as low as 20. A strong northwest wind between 13 and 22 mph gusts as high as 31 mph.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: CU asked to support plans for Missouri’s second nuclear plant. Could customers of City Utilities see a future rate increase to help pay for a second nuclear power plant in Missouri? The possibility drew a fair amount of discussion at Thursday’s City Utilities board meeting.
  • News-Leader: First flu cases of 2010 noted in county. Greene County’s first influenza cases of the season were reported Thursday. Three cases have been reported, said Katie Towns-Jeter, spokeswoman for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.
  • KY-3: People of the Ozarks receive more calls from scammers claiming to be Great Southern Bank. Great Southern Bank is sending out new debit cards to several dozen customers who fell victim to a recent phone scam.  Scammers posing as Great Southern Bank representatives have been calling thousands of Ozarkers telling them they needed to enter account information to reactivate their debit cards. (Also: KSPR, OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX])
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Darrell Moore joins incoming state audit staff. Former Greene County Prosecutor Darrell Moore will soon be employed by the incoming State Auditor. State Auditor-elect Tom Schweich’s office confirms that Moore will be joining its staff; however, it’s not known if Moore will be Schweich’s legal counsel.

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