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Daily brief (2/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

20 percent chance of snowA winter weather advisory is in effect for the area, with a 20 percent chance of snow today. Temperatures will be cold, with wind chills dipping below zero. The high today will be 20.

There’s an 80 percent chance of more snow tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulation amounts of 1 to 5 inches are expected through Wednesday.

Election Day: Voters in Sparta and Licking do have issues on the ballot today. Springfield’s municipal election has been postponed until Feb. 22.

Today’s picks:

  • KY3: Snowstorm didn’t stop spread of flu. Greene County reported another increase in flu cases, including a case of H1N1. The federal Department of Health and Human Services offers several tips for preventing the disease’s spread.
  • News-Leader: CU suing over eminent-domain payment. City Utilities wants a jury to decide whether a $327,804 payment awarded to a Christian County cattleman by a condemnation commission was fair.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Man’s death spotlights rise in homelessness. A Greene County man found dead yesterday reportedly lived in a nearby homeless camp. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KY3, KSPR)
  • KSMU: Springfield-Greene County Library District now offers online job search. The library has begun offering an online tool to help job seekers.
  • News-Leader: Library raises more than 8,000 pounds of food. The Springfield-Greene County Library District’s Food for Fines drive collected 8,357 pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest.

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