Daily brief (2/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny, with a high of 49. Tonight will remain clear and dip below freezing, as the low drops to 30.

Tomorrow has a slight chance of showers before noon but will otherwise be mostly sunny, with a high of 53. It will be breezy, with strong gusts approaching 38 mph.

Showers are likely tomorrow night, and a thunderstorm is possible. Skies should clear again by Tuesday, though, and the high will remain in the 50s.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Missouri schools encouraged to train more how to use defibrillators. The Missouri State High School Activities Association is pushing to make sure more people are trained to use automatic external defibrillators.
  • News-Leader: Springfield clinic provides care to children regardless of income. The Jordan Valley Community Health Center in downtown Springfield provided health care to more than 34,000 people during 2011.
  • News-Leader: Foreclosure deal may help some but could cause short-term spike. Missouri, along with 49 other states, signed a deal with some of the country’s largest lenders to settle claims involving incorrect paperwork on home loans. The deal could mean payments to some consumers, but it could also lead to a short-term spike in foreclosures.
  • KY3: Woman sentenced to 30 months after embezzling $717,000. A Republic woman was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison without parole after she pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $717,000 from St. John’s Mercy Health Care Systems and the College of Nursing. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)

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