Daily brief (11/28): Top picks from the Springfield media

Skies will clear today, but it will remain cold, with a high of 41.

Expect sunny, clear days ahead, but highs will remain in the 40s through Wednesday. Thursday should be slightly warmer, with a high in the 50s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Christmas-tree safety tips. Natural trees for Christmas require special care and treatment to avoid in-home fires. Area firefighters respond to dozens of Christmas-tree fires each year.
  • News-Leader: Council to hear plans for buying back Hammons land. The City Council tonight will hear about plans to buy back 1.7 acres of downtown land from developer John Q. Hammons. Hammons had proposed building a convention-center hotel on the site but never did.
  • OzarksFirst: Ozarks hospital changing payment policy. Patients who don’t have insurance but need a prescription at Skaggs Emergency in Branson will pay a $40 deposit. Those who can’t pay the deposit can register for charity care.
  • KSPR: Sale of historic Ozarks theater may be delayed. The Princess 3 Theatre in Aurora was sold at auction to a church two weeks ago, but undisclosed liens on the property have put the sale in limbo.
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