Daily brief (1/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 30 percent chance of snow remains until noon today, and the day will remain very cold. Today begins with a high of 25, and the temperature will be falling throughout the day.

Some areas of the Ozarks received up to an inch of snow overnight. The snow should diminish to flurries by mid-morning, with little additional accumulation. A blustery wind with gusts of close to 30 mph will drop the wind chill to single digits.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with the low dipping to 12. Winds will remain gusty.

Tomorrow will be sunny but still cold and breezy, with a high of 34.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Springfield hospitals temporarily diverted patients. For part of Wednesday, Cox Medical Centers and St. John’s were on a diversion status because their census counts were high. That status means some types of patients would not be accepted, and some nonemergency procedures reportedly were canceled.
  • News-Leader: Lawmakers begin work on economic agenda. Republican lawmakers in Missouri’s House and Senate are putting together proposals to ease regulations governing the workplace with the hopes of spurring job creation.
  • OzarksFirst: New C of O prep school on track for fall. College of the Ozarks is planning to open a new high school this fall to prepare students for college. Admissions will begin this spring.
  • KY3: The Home Depot reopens in Joplin. The May 22 tornado severely damaged The Home Depot in Joplin, but workers have rebuilt the store, which reopened Wednesday. (‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to feature Joplin on Friday: KSMU)
  • News-Leader: Assisted living facility plans to add 72 beds. The Fremont Senior Lodge and Villas in Springfield (1520 E. Bates St.) plan a $5 million expansion that will add 40-50 jobs.
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