Daily brief (1/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 36. A chance of snow moves into the forecast tonight and tomorrow, but forecasters expect less than an inch to accumulate.

Top picks:

  • News-Leader: Jury duty allegation part of scam. An identity-theft scam is hitting the Ozarks, according to the FBI. A caller will say he is an officer of the court and ask for personal information.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Missouri State braces for tuition hike. With budget cuts on the horizon, Missouri State officials will be considering a tuition hike in the coming year. But the university’s president says MSU won’t be cutting courses or staff.
  • KSPR: Springfield superintendent gets contract extension. The Springfield School Board voted to keep Superintendent Norm Ridder through the 2013-14 school year.
  • KSMU: HUD grant will help combat homelessness. An $881,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will help with housing services for the homeless in Greene, Christian, and Webster counties.
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