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Daily brief (3/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

Partly sunnyToday will be much colder than the past few days, with a high of 41 and a chance of flurries before noon.

The sun should peek out this afternoon, and tomorrow should be nicer: sunny, with a high in the low 50s.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Low levels of gasoline in Jordan Creek. The Department of Natural Resources is trying to determine the source of small amount of gasoline appearing in Jordan Creek. The levels are low enough, however, that they meet the state’s water-quality standards.
  • News-Leader: Drury to join non-smoking campuses. University officials announced Friday that the campus will be smoke-free by 2012. The university is providing funds to help students quit smoking. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Attorney general seeking to stop collection jars from Nixa woman. The state attorney general has filed in Greene County Court to stop Susan Reade Durham of Nixa from putting donation canisters for missing children at businesses. He contends she has been pocketing the money, though she says she’s innocent. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR, News-Leader)
  • KY3: Budget cuts affect animal-control efforts. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has cut two animal-control officers and is not picking up feral cats. It will also charge to take cats brought in by residents.

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