Daily brief (1/28): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny with a high of 45. Temperatures will warm up into next week, and sunny skies should remain through Tuesday.

Though clouds are expected Tuesday, no precipitation is in the forecast.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Greene County officers looking for ‘person of interest’ in home invasion. Law-enforcement officials are looking for a person of interest after an elderly Greene County couple was attacked in their home and forced into a closet. Officials want to speak with Brandon M. Slavens, 28, a white male with the word “summer” tattooed on his neck. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KSPR, KY3)
  • News-Leader: Mayor pro tem to run for Springfield mayor. Councilman Bob Stephens, who was elected to serve as mayor pro tem in 2011, announced Friday he plans to run for mayor of Springfield. Mayor Jim O’Neal has decided not to run for a third two-year term. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KY3: Springfield superintendent gets contract extension. The Springfield School Board has extended the contract of Superintendent Norm Ridder through the 2014-15 school year. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Audit raises flags about MSU band. The Missouri State University band failed to charge all members of its Pride Marching Band, resulting in $10,000 in lost tuition and fees, according to an internal university audit.

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