Daily brief (1/17): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 40 percent chance of rain moves into the forecast after noon. Today will be cloudy with a high of 47.

Tomorrow will be colder, with a chance of flurries.

Today’s picks:

  • KY3: Community says thank you, goodbye to fallen soldier. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Pharris of Seymour was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX], KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Christian County considering use tax. The Christian County Commission is considering asking the voters to consider a use tax to help with county revenues.
  • OzarksFirst: Divers pull two cars from Lake Springfield. One car was reported stolen; officers are investigating details of the other vehicle.
  • KY3: Fatal crashes rose in 2010 in Springfield. Twenty-one people were killed in crashes in the city, compared with 10 the year before.
  • News-Leader: Health survey seeks people in all Missouri counties. Missouri health researchers are seeking 52,000 people to help with a statewide survey assessing the health of the state’s citizens. The survey is sponsored by the Missouri Health Foundation.
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