Daily brief (12/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today should be a mild, clear day in the Ozarks: Sunny skies, with a high near 40

Tonight will remain clear and get colder, with the low dipping to 25.

Tomorrow will be even milder, with sunny skies and a high of 46. Clouds move in next week, though, with rain chances entering the forecast Tuesday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Greene County ranked high in Midwest for economic strength. An analysis by a Pennsylvania economic-consulting firm gave Greene County high marks for the combination of businesses and training opportunities.
  • KY3: Officials say tighter controls are needed on pseudoephedrine to combat meth. Meth use and production remains a big problem in Missouri, and law-enforcement officials want tighter legislative controls to help combat the problem.
  • KSPR: Some forms of HCG deemed illegal by FDA. Some Ozarkers have used HCG, a hormone used by some dieters, to lose weight. But the FDA has made the homeopathic form of the hormone illegal.
  • KSMU: Daycare expert says look for a licensed center. The CEO of Child Care Aware of Missouri urges parents to understand the state’s licensing requirements to find the best daycare center for their children.
  • OzarksFirst: City leaders optimistic as sales-tax revenue rises. The city of Springfield said sales-tax revenue receipts for December 2011 were up more than 16 percent from 2010, indicating the local economy may be rebounding.
  • News-Leader: McCaskill joining others seeking to postpone postal closings. Sen. Claire McCaskill has joined other senators in asking for a six-month delay in proposed closings by the Postal Service. One of the facilities targeted for closure: Springfield’s Chestnut processing facility.
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