Daily brief (12/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

Decreasing clouds are expected today, with a high of 40. Tonight will be clear but cold, as the low dips below freezing to 26.

The weekend will be sunny and mild, with highs in the high 40s on Saturday and mid 50s on Sunday. A chance of rain enters the forecast Sunday night, though, with rain likely Monday and a chance of snow next week.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Transportation planning group plans for population explosion. The Ozarks Transportation Organization has prioritized $600 million in transportation projects for Greene and Christian counties over the next 24 years. The group’s board approved the long-range plan Thursday. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Polk County churches help record number of needy families. This year, Polk County Christian Social Ministries is helping more than 600 families with its Share Your Christmas program, the most the group has helped in the 26-year history of the program.
  • KSPR: Nationwide truck-driver shortage hits Ozarks. After cutbacks a few years ago, trucking companies like Prime Trucking of Springfield are now in need of qualified drivers.
  • KSMU: Salvation Army needs more donations to meet needs. Though the charity has received a number of donations, officials with the Salvation Army of the Ozarks say they need more to fulfill the needs of people who have signed up for its holiday assistance program. Of 14,000 items requested, the charity has about 9,000.
  • News-Leader: Dixon’s bill would stagger MSU board-term lengths. State Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, has pre-filed a bill to stagger the terms of Missouri State University’s Board of Governors after the university saw the terms of six of its board members expire this year.

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