The string of sunny, mild days continues in the Ozarks. Today’s high will be 53.
Tonight will dip to 33, and tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high of 46. Monday will also be sunny, but a chance of rain moves into the forecast on Tuesday.
- News-Leader: Springfield schools considering earlier start. District officials have proposed a 2012-13 calendar that would begin a week earlier, on Aug. 15. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR)
- KSPR: Fire marshal seeks help in Walmart investigation. Police and fire officials are asking for the public’s help to track down a person of interest in a New Year’s Eve fire at the Walmart Supercenter at Sunshine Street and Kansas Expressway. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
- News-Leader: Highway Patrol reports decline in traffic fatalities. Missouri traffic deaths in 2011 were at their lowest level since 1949. There were 773 crash fatalities, down from 821 the previous year.
- KY3: Some Springfield postal operations already shifting. Though postal officials are waiting until May to decide the fate of Springfield’s mail-processing facility, some mail is already being shipped to Kansas City for processing.
- KSMU: Snowy owls appearing more frequently in Missouri. A lack of food in the Arctic has brought more snowy owls to the Ozarks looking for food this winter.
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