Daily brief (12/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

This week will feel like winter.

There’s a 20 percent chance for snow before noon today; otherwise, it will be partly cloudy, with a high of 35. A chance of flurries remains tonight, and temperatures will dip into the mid 20s.

Tomorrow, the clouds will clear throughout the day, and the high will once again hover in the mid 30s. Expect similar temperatures for the rest of the week.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Holiday fire hazards found in many homes. Overloaded outlets and dry Christmas trees are two of the most common reasons for house fires during the holiday season.
  • OzarksFirst: Public forum tonight on improving Springfield. The City Council wants to hear from the public at a “Making Springfield” forum from 6-8 p.m. at the Hub (811 N. Boonville Ave.) Among the topics: how to make Springfield more bike- and business-friendly. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Neighborhood groups may help slow traffic. City planners say a pilot project in the Midtown neighborhood involving residents in traffic-planning efforts may expand to other neighborhoods if successful.
  • OzarksFirst: Salvation Army begins taking holiday help applications today. People who need help with food or toys this holiday season can apply to the Salvation Army beginning today.
  • News-Leader: School stores teach kids good behavior. The Springfield School District has created a program called “Cents of Pride,” which rewards children for good behavior and teaches life skills in the process.
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