Daily brief (2/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

Mostly cloudyToday will be cloudy and breezy, with a high of 68. Winds will be gusty, with speeds up to 36 mph. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain tonight, and the winds will continue howling.

And temperatures will be returning to more seasonal levels after today. Tomorrow will start at a high of 47 and drop throughout the day.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Saving funds for a rainy day. The News-Leader examines several area agencies and municipalities to see what emergency funds they have to deal with blizzards and other disasters.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Taking control: New resource helps job seekers. The Springfield-Greene County Library District has a new online job-seeking tool for patrons.
  • News-Leader: More than 70 dogs taken from Crane facility. Two people were trying to run the dog-breeding facility, which was shut down this weekend by the state Department of Agriculture, the Humane Society, and the Stone County Sheriff’s Department. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Doling Park pond drained. The infrastructure improvement project, which may cost about $1.5 million, required Springfield-Greene County Parks and Recreation to compost the fish that had been in the pond.
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