Daily brief (1/2): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be clear and sunny but cold, with a high of 38.

Tonight will remain clear, and the temperature will dip to 17. Tomorrow will be another sunny one and should warm up a little, with a high of 45. The warming trend is expected to continue through the end of the week, with highs in the 50s by week’s end.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Councilman Ibarra arrested Sunday. Springfield City Councilman Nick Ibarra was arrested Sunday after police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at his house. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KY3, KSPR)
  • KSPR: More details about equestrian center emerging. The developer of a proposed 1,000-acre equestrian center in Republic hopes to have 12 horse events a year as well as concerts and other events throughout the year.
  • News-Leader: Springfield School District planning first community school. The Springfield School District is working on plans for its first community school, an elementary school that could possibly have a year-round schedule.
  • KY3: Republic teen charged with murder of another teen. Gabriel Roche, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Weston North, 17. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Donations help give kids a warmer winter. Mr. Dry Cleaners of Ozark is cleaning 180 coats for Care to Learn Ozark to provide winter coats to children in need.
  • News-Leader: Crisis maternity house begins to help. With the help of The Kitchen, LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home has begun providing services to expectant women without a facility of its own.

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