Daily brief (2/21): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 56. Winds will be brisk, though, with gusts of up to 21 mph.

Wednesday and Thursday will be unseasonably warm with highs topping the 60-degree mark. Friday will return to more February-like temperatures in the mid 40s. No precipitation is expected the rest of the week.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Last families return to Missouri Hotel. One month after a fire evacuated the Missouri Hotel, the last family displaced has moved back into the Springfield homeless shelter.
  • KSMU: MSU sets record for spring enrollment. Missouri State University’s official enrollment for the spring semester is 19,715, up eight students from last spring. It’s the highest on record for the state’s second-largest university.
  • OzarksFirst: Police report spike in car break-ins at Osage Beach. Several purses, wallets and other personal items have been stolen from cars parked along Osage Beach Parkway north of Highway 42.
  • News-Leader: Lake at Doling Park getting new lease on life. The lake basin at Doling Park has been drained and cleaned, and the north-side park is on tap to get a new aquatics center.
  • KSPR: Springfield airport looking at security changes. Officials at the Springfield-Branson National Airport are mulling their options after changes to federal regulations make it easier for airports to hire private security companies.
  • News-Leader: Greene County legislators seeking to extend tax credits. Three bills in the Missouri General Assembly are making their way through the legislature that would extend or reinstate tax credits used to bring in donations for area nonprofits such as Isabel’s House, Ozarks Food Harvest, and the Child Advocacy Center.
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