Daily brief (10/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

A cloudy, cool day ahead is expected today, with a high about 62. But the nice weather returns tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: CU rate hikes spark heated public reaction. The Springfield City Council voted 5-4 to allow City Utilities to raise rates three times in the coming years.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Four-day summit puts poverty under the microscope. College of the Ozarks is hosting the S. Truett Cathy Poverty Summit, aimed at helping the needy in the Ozarks.
  • KY3: Springfield soldier dies in Iraq. Pfc. Dylan Reid died as the result of noncombat injuries, the Army reported.
  • Election: KY3: Profile: Billy Long. The Republican touted nods from former Reps. Mel Hancock and Roy Blunt in his effort to win Missouri’s 7th Congressional District.
  • News-Leader: Montee to deliver MSU audit today. Missouri Auditor Susan Montee will be presenting her audit findings of Missouri State University at 3 p.m. at the Plaster Student Union, Room 313, on the MSU campus.
  • KSPR: ‘Winter’s Bone’ nominated. The Ozarks movie received three nominations in the 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.
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