Daily brief (10/21): Top picks from the Springfield media

The morning will be cold, but the day should warm up nicely, with a high of 64 expected.

The warming trend will continue through the weekend, with highs in the 70s continuing into next week. Skies will remain mostly sunny at least through Monday.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Suspended Nixa fire chief resigns. Jimmy Sebree, chief of the Nixa Fire Protection District, has resigned, effective Nov. 30. The chief had been suspended for 30 days with pay by the board after several employees filed grievances against him. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Springfield to celebrate Miracle Field today. The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will dedicate Miracle Field, a special baseball/softball field at Dan Kinney Park that has a special surface making it easier for people with wheelchairs and walkers to get around. The Rotary Club of Springfield also contributed to the project. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • News-Leader: Governor’s deadline is today for special-session bills. Gov. Jay Nixon must decide by today whether to sign the two bills to come out the General Assembly’s special session. The session has cost almost $250,000 thus far.
  • OzarksFirst: Crosslines to begin taking holiday-assistance applications. For those needing some help this holiday season, Crosslines will begin taking holiday-assistance applications Monday to provide holiday toy and food baskets.
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