Daily brief (12/6): Top picks from the Springfield media

Drive slowly on your morning commute. Snow dusted Springfield’s roads overnight, and flurries are expected to continue this morning.

Slight snow chances remain this morning; otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 34.

The clouds will clear by tomorrow, but it will remain cold, with a high of 38. Wednesday should be slightly warmer, as the high creeps past 40.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Proposed cuts include closing Springfield post office. A cost-cutting plan submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission includes a proposal to close Springfield’s mail-processing center (500 W. Chestnut Expressway).
  • KY3: Paramedics, EMTs face attacks. Local paramedics and EMTs sometimes get attacked by those they’re called to help. A national group says medics are attacked 1 out of every 20 calls.
  • OzarksFirst: Tomorrow is deadline for applying for Medicare changes. Medicare’s open-enrollment deadline is tomorrow For more information, check out the government’s website or call 1-800-MEDICARE.
  • OzarksFirst: Branson police release photos of robber. A man who held up the White Oak Station convenience store in Branson (2153 Missouri Highway 248) was caught on camera. He’s described as a white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 160-190 pounds. He fled in a two-tone 1990s GMC pickup, either green and silver or blue and silver.
  • KSPR: Company donates 40,000 pounds of dairy products. Springfield’s Ozarks Food Harvest was one of four recipients of a dairy donation from Land O’ Lakes, the national dairy cooperative.
  • KSMU: Springfield teachers to receive training on teaching health literacy. This week, 200 teachers from the Springfield School District will receive training on health-literacy education from Mercy Health System.
  • News-Leader: Market closed after owner dispute. The Well Fed Neighbor Market, which specializes in locally sourced food, has closed temporarily following a reported dispute between the owners.
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