Daily brief (1/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 32. A 20 percent chance of snow moves into the forecast after noon today.

Those chances increase to 80 percent tonight, with accumulation of an inch expected. Another 1-3 inches could fall tomorrow.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory, saying the heaviest snow will likely fall between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: School district cuts would target administrative positions. Springfield Superintendent Norm Ridder proposed eliminating 15 staff positions during last night’s school-board meeting. The move would save an estimated $1.08 million. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX], KSPR)
  • KSPR: Branson has $350,000 in delinquent sewer bills from customers. Several customers in the Taney County town have not paid their sewer bills.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Governor to give State of the State address today. Gov. Jay Nixon to give his State of the State address at 7 tonight. The state is live-streaming the speech on its Web site.
  • KY3: 60 cosignors complain consignment store isn’t paying. At least 60 people have complained to the Missouri Attorney General about Queen City Emporium on Commercial Street, saying the business won’t pay receipts or return merchandise.
  • KSMU: Drury offers free tax assistance. Students in Drury University’s Breech School of Business will be helping residents prepare tax forms. The program is focused on helping low-income and senior residents.
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