Daily brief (1/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

Periods of rain today could drop up to a half-inch of precipitation. The high will be 43.

Rain chances dip to 50 percent tonight and will taper off by tomorrow morning. Thursday will become partly sunny, and a high of 51 is expected.

But the weekend should be sunny, with highs in the 50s on Friday and 40s on Saturday and Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: Number of flu cases may be misleading. A smaller than usual number of flu cases have been reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department this flu season, but people should still protect themselves with flu shots.
  • News-Leader: Southwest key to Branson Airport. The Branson Airport reported another net loss recently, but officials believe Southwest Airlines’ commitment to the airport will lead to eventual success.
  • KY3: First tenant moves into College Station. The Hamels Foundation, a nonprofit focused on education, has opened its office in College Station, the first tenant since the downtown development was built four years ago.
  • KSPR: Missouri deer test positive for chronic wasting disease. Two deer from north-central Missouri tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a deadly neurological disease for deer but has not proved to be dangerous to humans or livestock. The cases appear to be limited to that area of the state.
  • News-Leader: Missouri legislators react to State of the Union speech. Rep. Billy Long, who represents Missouri’s 7th District, said he felt the president did not deal with the national debt in the speech. (Full text of the State of the Union speech [White House] | Full text of Republican response [CNN])
  • News-Leader: Bigger, improved CU bus barn on horizon. City Utilities is evaluating several bids for an expanded facility for its buses. The current bus barn at Boonville Avenue and Division Street was built in the 1960s.
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