Daily brief (2/24): Top picks from the Springfield media

ThunderstormsToday will be rainy, with showers and thunderstorms. The high will be 54.

Temperatures will drop below freezing tonight, bringing a slight chance of rain and snow. Skies will clear some tomorrow, turning partly cloudy with a high of 43.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Chief follows up on concerns about traffic stops. Springfield’s police chief is checking the traffic stops of 28 officers to see why they stop African Americans at a higher rate than whites.
  • KSMU: AirTran adds three nonstop destinations from Branson. Patrons will now be able to fly to Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Houston’s Hobby Airport, and Chicago’s Midway Airport from Branson. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR, KY3, News-Leader)
  • KY3: Lack of tummy time blamed for developmental delays. Infants who don’t spend enough time on their bellies may lack strength and coordination in later life.
  • OzarksFirst: Legislature discussing possibility of outlawing red-light cameras. Some question whether agencies should issue tickets based on car licenses.
  • KSPR: Community Closeup: A look at OTC’s expansion. Joel Doepker, of Ozarks Technical Community College, talks about the school’s expansion plans.

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