Daily brief (1/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

Happy new year!

The wind will remain brisk today, but the high temperatures will drop a bit. Skies will remain sunny, and the high will be 45. Winds will be gusty, reaching speeds of up to 28 mph.

Tonight will be clear and cold, with the low dipping to 21. Tomorrow will be another breezy day, and the temperature will continue its dip, with a high of only 35.

This week should remain clear, with gradual warming trend pushing temperatures back into the 50s by Thursday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Education, job creation priorities for legislature. The Missouri General Assembly begins Jan. 4, and legislators hope to tackle reforming tax credits, rewriting the public-schools funding formula, and creating incentives designed to create jobs. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KY3: Wind fuels many grass fires in the Ozarks. Firefighters dealt with several grass fires throughout the region yesterday, and a red-flag warning against burning remains in effect.
  • OzarksFirst: Changes coming to Greene County Animal Control. The Greene County Sheriff’s Department will now respond only to reports of dog bites or attacks; deputies will not deal with dogs roaming free. Animals from Greene County will not be accepted at Springfield’s animal shelter.
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