Daily brief (2/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 30 percent chance of rain this morning will come ahead of a wintry blast to hit the Ozarks this weekend. Today will be cloudy, with a high of 41.

Tonight, though, the temperature will drop sharply, with a low of 7. A brisk wind with gusts of up to 24 mph will create a wind chill of -4.

Saturday will be sunny but cold, and the high will be 23. Sunday will start sunny, but a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will hit Sunday night and Monday morning. The forecast doesn’t specify any accumulation amounts at this point.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Developers pull plans for Rogersville sports complex. Envision Sports Complex has withdrawn its plans for a $16 million sports facility in southeast Greene County. The developers did not give a reason.
  • OzarksFirst: Ozarks not immune from bullying in schools. With Facebook, Ozarks students face the possibility of bullying on multiple fronts.
  • KY3: Increased demand leading to higher beef prices. Smaller cattle stocks are leading to higher beef prices. Hamburger has gone up as much as 23 percent.
  • KSPR: Forsyth cracking down on distracted drivers. Forsyth has passed an ordinance allowing officers to ticket drivers for distracted driving.
  • OzarksFirst: New charges filed against former city councilman. Former City Councilman Nick Ibarra, who resigned in January, has been charged with second-degree assault and tampering with evidence in connection with a Thanksgiving report of road rage. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader)
  • KSMU: Group turns in petition to repeal smoking ban. Live Free Springfield has submitted a petition with 4,000 signatures to the city to submit a repeal of the smoking ban to voters. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • News-Leader: Monett changing the way students learn with technology. In January, every Monett High School student received a laptop from the school district — an effort school officials hope will prepare them for the future.
  • KY3: MSU researchers digging into history of the Delaware tribe. Local archaeologists from Missouri State University are digging at a northern Christian County location to find remnants of the Delaware tribe, which lived in the area from 1821 to 1830.

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