Daily brief (2/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 49 and a 30 percent chance of rain after noon. Temperatures will dip below freezing tonight, bringing a 50 percent chance of a wintry mix. No significant accumulation is expected.

Clouds will decrease tomorrow, making way for a mostly sunny day. Temperatures will be cold, with a high of 37.

The rest of the week will be sunny but colder, with highs in the low 40s or upper 30s.

Reminder: Today is election day in the Ozarks, and several cities and counties — including Springfield, Nixa, Republic, and Willard — have issues on the ballot. Though there is a presidential primary on the ballot, the Republican Party will use a caucus system to pick its delegates for the national convention. (Greene County clerk is hoping for a large turnout: KSPR)

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Don Wessel leaves lasting impact. Springfield philanthropist and business owner Don Wessel, who died Monday afternoon, left a lasting impact on the Ozarks. He served on the boards of CoxHealth, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, and the Springfield Symphony. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Identifying the most likely places for women to be victimized by crime. According to an analysis of Springfield police data, the most likely places for women to be a victim of crime in Springfield are large commercial parking lots, convenience stores, and the bar district.
  • KY3: Missouri senator proposes payday-loan legislation. State Sen. John Lamping, R-St. Louis County, is proposing legislation that would extend the time people can repay payday loans.
  • News-Leader: KY3 refuses to air political ad. KY3 was one of two NBC affiliates in Missouri who refused to run a political ad from Randall Terry. At issue is whether Terry is a qualified presidential candidate, which would require the stations to run the ad.
  • KSPR: Missourians participating in earthquake drill. More than 390,000 Missourians are signed up to participate in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout, a nine-state regional earthquake drill. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Rogersville residents voice opposition to sports complex. Several residents came to Monday night’s Rogersville Board of Aldermen meeting to voice opposition to a proposed $15 million sports complex that would include soccer and baseball fields.

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