Morning brief (8/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today’s top picks:

  • News-Leader: Defender’s office plans to appeal lawyer requirement: The tussle between the state Public Defender’s Office and a Christian County judge continues. The office says it should be allowed to reject certain clients to avoid overloading attorneys. The judge disagreed. Attorneys plan to appeal the judge’s ruling.
  • KY3: Inside Riverbluff Cave: KY3 gets an extended look inside the ancient cave, with fossils dating thousands of years.
  • KSPR: 14 Buffalo football players quit: Fourteen varsity players quit to support a fellow player who was let go by Coach Ed Hula.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Branson tourism slips, property tax set: For the first six months of the year, overall visits are down 0.4 percent from the same period last year. Airport traffic is increasing, however.
  • KSMU: MoDOT and Highway Patrol team up to discourage driving while intoxicated: A tougher state DWI law goes into effect Saturday.
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