Daily brief (12/27): Top picks from the Springfield media

The skies should clear, and today should be a much brighter day.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 45, but it will be breezy, as gusts approach 28 mph. A warming trend will continue throughout the week, with sunny skies and highs approaching the high 50s by week’s end.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Tainted wells in Rogersville gaining attention. EPA officials say a well at Compass Plaza and nearby wells tainted with an industrial solvent have a good chance of being placed on the regulatory agency’s Superfund National Priorities List.
  • KY3: Retailers restock after busy season. Retailers throughout the area were reporting strong sales through the holiday season, a marked improvement over last year’s buying season.
  • KSPR: Legislators gearing up for 2012 session. Missouri legislators are prepared to tackle a host of issues, including voting, education, and taxes, as the session for the General Assembly begins Jan. 4.
  • OzarkFirst: Permanent Joplin memorial considered. One damaged house has been allowed to stand as a makeshift memorial to the victims of May tornado. A full report is available in the New York Times.
  • News-Leader: Restoring Greene County’s historic round barn. The owners of the historic round barn overlooking Clear Creek between Willard and Ash Grove are restoring the building and turning it into an event center.
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