Daily brief (12/26): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy, with a 60% chance of rain possible. Temperature will remain cold throughout much of the day, with a high of 39.

As temperatures drop tonight, rain could turn to snow overnight as temperatures dip below freezing to a low of 31. About a half-inch or less of snow  is expected.

Skies will clear tomorrow, and the high should hit 45. Sunny skies are expected for the rest of the week, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Christmas tree recycling helps nonprofit groups. Bass Pro Shops will accept Christmas trees for recycling in its parking lot at 1935 S. Campbell Ave. A donation of $2 or more will go to benefit the Boy Scouts’ local Order of the Arrow lodge. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Blunt only GOP Missouri lawmaker to offer endorsement. Area representatives aren’t throwing their support behind one Republican presidential candidate yet.
  • KY3: Holiday hoops set to begin. The annual high-school boys (Blue and Gold) and girls (Pink and White) basketball tournaments are set to begin today at Missouri State University’s Hammons Student Center and JQH Arena. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSPR: Missouri’s cyber-security site named one of the best. The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center has picked Missouri’s cyber-security site as one of the best in the country in its annual Best of the Web competition.
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