Daily brief (1/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 46. Winds won’t be quite as brisk as the past few days, but they will be steady, at 9-11 mph. Tonight’s low will dip to 24.

Skies should remain clear through the weekend. Tomorrow will be more of the same, but Saturday will have a slight dip in temperature to 40 before highs soar into the 50s on Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Tuition hike on horizon for MSU. Missouri State University is expected to have to raise tuition if a proposed 12.5 percent decrease in state funding comes to pass. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Record amount of help poured into Joplin. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported that volunteer help helped the city of Joplin save about $17 million in cleanup costs after the May 22 tornado. (Other coverage: Joplin by the numbers: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Veteran from Greenfield gets high-tech prosthetics. Derick Hurt, an Iraq war veteran from Greenfield, is one of the first in the country to get a new high-tech prosthetic leg.
  • KSPR: Plans revealed for College Street corridor. The city of Springfield has unveiled plans to revamp the College Street corridor between Grant Street and Kansas Expressway. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Convoy of Hope hits milestone. Convoy of Hope, the international disaster relief charity based in Springfield, has helped 50 million people around the world, according to its estimates. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Willard planning high school addition. District planners are considering an eight-classroom addition to Willard High School, which was built six years ago.

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