Daily brief (1/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be another unseasonably mild day for the Ozarks. Skies will be mostly sunny, and today’s high will hit 64.

Winds will be strong throughout the day, with gusts of up to 26 mph. Tonight’s low will dip to 45, which usually is the high temperature for this time of year.

Tomorrow will remain warmer, but a slight chance of drizzle moves into the forecast. The high will be 60.

The chance of showers rises to 40 percent tomorrow night, but partly sunny skies should return Wednesday, with highs in the upper 50s.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Red-light cameras could return to Springfield roads. The Springfield City Council is considering turning the red-light cameras around the city back on. Councilman Tom Bieker, however, would prefer the question went before voters.
  • OzarksFirst: Suspect charged in assault on couple. Branden Slavens, 28, has been charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and felonious restraint in the home invasion and attack on an older couple in their Greene County home. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader)
  • KY3: 18 inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Eighteen people including former Cardinal Jim Edmonds were inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday night. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • OzarksFirst: Library to host E-Verify discussion. The Springfield-Greene County Library District will host a discussion on the pros and cons of requiring employers to use the federal E-Verify system at 6:30 Tuesday night at the Central High School auditorium (423 E. Central St.). The measure will be on the Feb. 7 ballot for Springfield residents.
  • KSPR: Missouri’s Republican presidential primary won‘t count. The Missouri Republican Party has voted to go for a caucus system for awarding its delegates, but the state still put primary candidates on the Feb. 7 ballot.
  • News-Leader: Missouri Hotel ready to welcome back some residents. Residents of the Missouri Hotel, a homeless shelter in Springfield, could begin moving back in as early as this week. The shelter was damaged by fire earlier this month.

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