Daily brief (1/28): Top picks from the Springfield media

Enjoy the springlike day while it lasts. Because it won’t.

Today will be sunny with an unseasonable high of 58. After a gorgeous weekend, the cold is expected to blast back in Monday with temperatures back in the 30s and a chance of snow.

Today’s picks:

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: $10.5 million in insurance claims returned to Missourians last year. The Missouri Department of Insurance helped consumers obtain $10.5 million because of denied claims, improper responses, and unsatisfactory offers.
  • News-Leader: Senate panel proposes changes to dog-breeding law. A Missouri Senate panel approved changes to the dog-breeding law passed by voters last year. The full Senate will now vote on the measure. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSMU: ‘These Ozarks Hills’ host shares her experience with ‘Winter’s Bone’ popularity. Marideth Sisco, an Ozarks journalist and host of KSMU’s “These Ozarks Hills,” shares her news about the Oscar nominations for “Winter’s Bone.”
  • KSPR: Sen. Blunt receives committee assignments. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will sit on the Appropriations Committee, among others.
  • News-Leader: Police academy more diverse. Three nonwhite candidates make up the class of 25 incoming police recruits for the Springfield Police Department. But women are still underrepresented in the department.
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