Daily brief (1/18): Top picks from the Springfield media

The cold returns today with the temperature starting at a high of 36 but dropping throughout the cloudy day.

It’s expected to drop to 29 degrees by 5 p.m., with a chance of flurries after noon. It will be windy, with gusts of up to 20 mph.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Hundreds gather to honor King’s legacy. About 300 people marched in downtown Springfield to remember Martin Luther King Jr. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst[KOLR/KSFX], KY3)
  • KY3: Taney County staff voices concerns over cuts. The Taney County Commission is considering major budget cuts, including slashing 20 positions from the sheriff’s department.
  • OzarksFirst: Groupon attracting dollar-conscious customers. Web-savvy customers can save using the Web site Groupon, which offers deep discounts if a certain number of people accept the offered coupon.
  • News-Leader: Missouri House to Nixon: Stop charging agencies for flights. A bipartisan group of legislators is working to stop Nixon from charging state agencies instead of his own office for flights he takes.

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