Daily brief (1/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

This morning’s commute will have patchy freezing fog, but the skies will turn partly sunny this afternoon, with a high of 38.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Springfield City Council sends petition ordinances to voters. On April 5, Springfield voters will decide whether to ban smoking in restaurants and bars, as well as alcohol sales in movie theaters. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX])
  • KY3: Developer’s plans in Springfield put on hold. The developer planning a large project at Highways 60 and 65 has put plans to donate some acreage for a park on hold for now.
  • KSMU: Library accepting food donations in lieu of fines. The Springfield-Greene County Library District is allowing patrons with overdue fines to pay in food donations for Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • News-Leader: Christian County Commission pulls use-tax proposal. The commission voted yesterday to remove a use-tax proposal from the April ballot.
  • OzarksFirst: Donations flow in for Springfield fire victims’ family. People are donating furniture and other items after two young girls were badly burned in a Springfield house fire earlier this month.
  • KSPR: Kennel owners suspicious of rash of fires in Wright County. At least five kennels have been burned here, and the Wright County Sheriff’s Department is investigating whether they might be related.
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