Daily brief (2/10): Top picks from the Springfield mediaera

The skies will clear today, and the temperature will begin it slow crawl above the freezing mark.

It will be a very cold start today, though, with temperatures below zero. The mostly clear day will warm to a high of 20. Tomorrow’s high should hit 30, and forecasters are expecting to reach 50 by Sunday.

The lingering snow has created a few problems, including no trash pickup, and longer school years for several area districts. A 29-year-old woman from Springfield was also killed in a wreck yesterday morning.

Today’s picks:

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Missouri students still rank low on advanced-placement tests. Missouri ranked 46th out of the 50 states, according to the state Department of Education.
  • News-Leader: Gillioz drawing up debt plan. Supporters of the Springfield theater have until April 29 to develop a bankruptcy reorganization plan.
  • KY3: Grand jury indicts five connected to Greenleaf. Five people who either worked for or owned shares of Greenleaf Companies have been indicted by a grand jury on charges on securities fraud and unlawful merchandising practices. The Springfield company had sold house titles to investors. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Airport saw fewer passengers last year. The number of passengers flying out of the Springfield-Branson National Airport dropped 2 percent, to 796,251. The airport director blamed high employment and the poor economy. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)

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