Daily brief (2/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

SunnyToday will start out cold, with temperatures in the 20s. But it will be sunny, with a high of 46.

Tonight won’ t be quite as cold, with a low of 32. Tomorrow will be cloudy but warmer, with temperatures in the 50s.

Springfield residents have a primary election today for two City Council positions. The Greene County Clerk has a list of voting precincts and polling locations.

Today’s picks:

  • KY3: Payday loans average 445% interest rate. Missouri is ranked second in the number of payday lenders in the state, with companies being drawn by the state’s loose regulations of the industry.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Council considering revisions to red-light cameras. The Springfield City Council is reviewing ways it can turn on the red-light cameras and survive legal challenges.
  • News-Leader: Taney County prosecutor finds shooting justified. After a review, the Taney County prosecutor found that two county deputies were justified in shooting a Hollister man in late 2010.
  • KSPR: Springfield considers managed deer hunt. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the deer population in Springfield is 150 deer per square mile, nearly four times the recommended density is 40 per square mile. The managed hunt would be for bow hunters.
  • News-Leader: This weekend’s Lincoln Days to draw national names. U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler and U.S. Sen. John Thune will be among the people coming to Springfield this weekend for the GOP’s annual Lincoln Days event. The gathering will be at the University Plaza Hotel on Friday and Saturday.
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