Daily brief (12/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and mild, with a high of 53. Clouds will move in by tonight, however, and the low will dip to 30.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 49, and rain is likely on Saturday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Patrol joins road-rage investigation of councilman. The Springfield Police Department has asked for help from the Missouri Highway Patrol to investigate a reported road-rage incident on Thanksgiving involving City Councilman Nick Ibarra. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Springfield a tough sell for big conventions. Convention planners say they need a hotel by downtown Springfield’s Expo Center in order to land big conventions.
  • OzarksFirst: Coalition submits petitions to save scenic riverways. A coalition of environment organizations has collected 3,000 signatures on a petition demanding a strong general management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • KSPR: Greene County may cut MU Extension funding to minimum. Because of budget problems, Greene County may cut funding for the area’s MU Extension office — which provides information on a variety of topics including gardening and child care — to the state minimum.
  • News-Leader: Businesses booming on Black Friday. Many area retailers said they saw longer lines and bigger crowds during this Black Friday.
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