Daily brief (1/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

The cold, drizzly morning will give way to a warmer but mostly cloudy day. A high of 56 is expected.

Winds will be gusty, reaching speeds of more than 30 mph. Clouds will gradually clear overnight, with the low dipping to 30.

Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 48. Winds will remain brisk, and gusts could hit up to 21 mph. A chance of rain moves into the forecast Tuesday night and Wednesday, but most of the week should be clear and mild, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Today’s picks

Editor’s note: OzarksFirst’s site was down this morning, so none of its stories are included in today’s brief.

  • KY3: Organizations need donations to help Missouri Hotel victims. American Red Cross workers are preparing to take care of the 185 people displaced by the Missouri Hotel fire for the next several weeks while the homeless shelter is being restores.
  • KSPR: Missouri company considering Springfield expansion. American Performance Technologies of Kansas City is planning a $26 million expansion in Springfield — a move that could bring as many as 250 jobs to the area.
  • News-Leader: Who are the Ozarks Minutemen? The News-Leader takes an in-depth look at the Ozarks Minutemen, a local group who was the driving force behind the proposed E-Verify petition now on the Feb. 7 ballot.
  • KY3: Winter Farmers’ Market now open. The winter season of the Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market is now setting up every other Saturday at Springfield’s Battlefield Mall.
  • News-Leader: Three competing for Nixa City Council seat. Councilman Steve Tallaksen, who has served for 15 years on the Nixa City Council, says he won’t run again, leaving three other residents — Karen Keever, Chris Russell and Chris Souliere — running for the seat.
  • KSMU: Depression-era massacre sparked changes in police procedure. In January 1932, six officers lost their lives in what for years was the deadliest shootout in American history. The shooting, which happened outside of Springfield, has become known as the Young Brothers Massacre.
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