Daily brief (2/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

Fog and clouds this morning will gradually give way to clear skies. High of 50 is expected today, according to the National Weather Service.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 55. But clouds will return on Saturday and drop the temperatures back down to 44. A brisk wind will gust up to 21 mph.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Spokane student collapses, dies after basketball practice. Spokane student Forrest Varney, 17, collapsed and died during basketball practice Wednesday. A cause of death is under investigation. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri committee considering changes to sex-offender registry. A Missouri House committee is looking at changing the state’s sex-offender law to reduce the number of people on the registry and restrict public information about those on the list. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Monett considering $6.3 million improvement project. The city of Monett is looking at a $6.3 million stormwater project designed to prevent flooding.
  • KSMU: Animal control program hits adoption milestone. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s animal control program has gone 16 weeks — the longest period on record — without having to put an animal down.
  • OzarksFirst: Ozark School District helping teachers get master’s degrees. Ozark School District plans on bringing classes to schools this summer to help teachers earn their master’s degrees.
  • News-Leader: Panel studying potential discrimination against felons. A new city committee is examining whether convicted felons face employment discrimination, even years after they have served their punishment.

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