Daily brief (2/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

SnowThe snow has returned, although accumulation amounts will vary across the region.

The forecast calls for periods of snow before noon, with a high of 17. The wind chill could get as low as -4. Accumulation amounts of 1 to 3 inches in the Springfield area are expected. The clouds will gradually clear overnight.

Most school districts including Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, and Willard, have closed for the day. Missouri State and Drury universities, as well as Ozark Technical Community College, still plan to have classes, however.

Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 27.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Domestic-violence laws get fresh scrutiny. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has made 12 recommendations to improve domestic-violence laws and judicial practices.
  • KY3: Voters approve sewer, parks measures. Voters in Sparta approved a $2.5 million bond issue for sewer and water system improvements, while voters in Licking approved a tax for local parks and a pool. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: More input needed on search for CU general manager. The board selecting a new manager for Springfield City Utilities wants to hear from the public before choosing the next leader for the publicly owned utility.
  • KSPR: Missouri executes first person in two years. Martin Link, 47, who raped and killed an 11-year-old girl in 1991, was executed last night. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
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