Daily brief (1/11): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be a roller-coaster ride: Clouds will decrease throughout the day, and a high of 56 is expected.

Then clouds will return tonight, bringing blustery winds of up to 29 mph and a 50 percent chance of rain or snow. The low will dip to 21.

Tomorrow will be very cold, with a high of 25, but skies will clear. Warmer temperatures in the mid 40s should return by Saturday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Comp-time issues leave sheriff, staff frustrated. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott wants to compensate his employees for comp time because they rarely are able to take time off, but Greene County officials aren’t sure whether that’s possible.
  • KY3: CU examining pumping carbon emissions into the ground. City Utilities’ coal-burning power plants emit millions of tons of carbon dioxide a year, and officials are looking at ways at cutting the plants’ emissions.
  • News-Leader: Traffic projects hinge on city’s transportation sales tax. The city of Springfield’s 1/8-cent transportation sales tax is up for renewal this spring. Among the projects to be pursued if voters renew the tax: A bridge over the railroad crossing on Chestnut Expressway west of U.S. 65; replacing the bridge on East Battlefield Road over U.S. 65; and widening parts of Weaver and Republic roads.  (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Today is last day to register for Feb. 7 primary. Today is the deadline for voter registration for the Feb. 7 primary. Springfield’s E-Verify ordinance will also be on the ballot for city residents. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Parents crowd meeting on earlier school start in Springfield. The district is considering moving its start date to Aug. 15, a week earlier. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSMU: Governor pitches Missouri Works plan in the Ozarks. Gov. Jay Nixon hopes to push forward with his economic-development plan that includes incentives for businesses to export goods outside of the United States and for auto manufacturers to invest in Missouri operations. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
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