Daily brief (1/21): Top picks from the Springfield media

Morning clouds will decrease throughout the day, and skies will turn sunny. The high will be 38.

Temperatures will remain steady tonight, with the low dipping to 30. Tomorrow will be much warmer, and the high will rise to 59. Winds will pick up, and gusts could reach as high as 31 mph.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Community provides shelter for Missouri Hotel fire victims. A fire early Friday at the Missouri Hotel displaced 185 people from Springfield’s largest homeless shelter. (Other coverage: KSPR, KSMU, OzarksFirst | Cause of fire likely electrical: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Southwest Airlines remains committed to Branson Airport. Southwest Airlines has purchased AirTran, the primary carrier serving the Branson Airport, and said yesterday it remains committed to serving the airport. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Nine people apply for council seat. Nine people have applied for the Zone 1 seat for the Springfield City Council, which was vacated by Councilman Nick Ibarra after his resignation. The council will choose from the list after an interview process. Those who applied by the Friday deadline: Richard Buchli, Mary Collette, Raymond Hassen, Arthur Hodge, Sr., Jeanette McKinney, Jeff Paul, Crystal Quade, Jeff Seifried, and Bob Vanaman. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KSPR)
  • KY3: OACAC cuts 27 jobs after stimulus funds dry up. The Ozarks Area Community Action Corp. (OACAC) has cut back its weatherization program for low-income families, resulting in the elimination of 27 federally funded jobs. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: School board ballot has familiar names. Three incumbents of the Springfield School Board plan on running again: Kris Callen, Andy Hosmer, and Bruce Renner. A fourth candidate, former teacher David Awbrey, has also joined the race for the April 3 election.

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