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Daily brief (12/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Rain is likely today and tomorrow, with up to a half-inch of new rainfall each day. Today’s high will be 49, and the temperature will remains in the 40s through tonight.

Tomorrow will be unseasonably warm, with a high near 60. A strong wind will be blowing, though, with gusts of up to 34 mph.

Skies should clear by Thursday, with temperatures dipping back to a more normal 48.

Media note: KSMU will be off the air for a portion of today for a system upgrade beginning at 10 a.m. Listeners can still listen online at the station’s website.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Council votes unanimously to support tax incentives for Solo Cup plant. The City Council voted 9-0 for a resolution supporting the use of tax incentives to help renovate the Solo Cup plant on North Glenstone Avenue for a potential tenant. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KY3: Animal Control likely to cut some services. Cuts to the Greene County budget mean several thousand people will no longer be able to drop off stray animals at Greene County Animal Control. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Ozarks soldier to be honored today for rescuing civilians. Today, Army Sgt. Jacob Perkins will receive the Soldier’s Medal, one of the highest honors a soldier can receive for noncombat acts of heroism.
  • KSPR: Meeting tonight regarding new Rogersville sports complex. Developers of a sports complex to be built on 160 acres along Missouri Highway 125 north of U.S. Highway 60 are meeting with neighbors at 7 tonight at Logan-Rogersville Fire Station No. 1 (3427 S. Missouri Highway 125).
  • News-Leader: Sparta puts finishing touches on new high school. Students in the Sparta School District will be moving into a new 55,800-square-foot high school, which will replace the old building that was built in 1942.
  • KSPR: Health Department helping families with young children. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s Women, Infants, and Children program is teaming up with Schweitzer United Methodist Church to make its services more readily available to families with young children.
  • OzarksFirst: Lake Taneycomo homeowners awaiting buyback. The Taney County Commission is still trying to figure out the best way to ease the burden for some two dozen homeowners displaced by flooding earlier this year.



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