Daily brief (3/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Mostly sunnyThe skies will clear today, and warmer temperatures will follow.

Today’s high will be 49, and winds will keep things a bit nippy today. But tomorrow will be much nicer: sunny, with a high near 65.

Despite the nice weather, you may hear storm sirens at 1:30 p.m. today. Don’t worry; it’s all part of a statewide tornado/severe weather drill.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Libraries lead boycott against e-book publisher. HarperCollins has put a download limit on e-books, and many libraries — including the Springfield-Greene County Library District — are not going to buy e-books from the publisher until the issue is resolved.
  • News-Leader: Man shoots self in conceal/carry class accident. A Douglas County man has died after shooting himself in a conceal-and-carry class. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: New Missouri National Guard unit will specialize in construction. Detachment 1 of the 276th Engineering Company will focus on building construction, and be made up of carpenters, plumbers, and electricians.
  • KY3: Springfield man admits to taking money for investment that didn’t exist. Kenneth Godat, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to taking more than $500,000 from a woman who thought she was investing in his business. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
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