Weekend brief (10/31): Today’s picks from the Springfield media

Happy Halloween! It will be clear but breezy day for trick-or-treaters, with a high near 67 expected. Wind gusts could be as high as 20 mph.

Remember, Tuesday is Election Day, so be sure to find your polling place and make time to vote. We have compiled a list of local state candidates, as well as archived stories on the U.S. Senate race and the 7th District House race.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Education, caution are keys to curbing prescription-drug abuse. The Taney County coroner says four teens have died in the last year from prescription-drug overdoses, the most in years.
  • Election: News-Leader: Carnahan, Blunt not putting stock in polls. Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan stopped in Springfield on Saturday to make one last pitch for their shot at Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Blunt, Carnahan)
  • Election: News-Leader: Term limits lead to high turnover in the Missouri House. This year’s freshman class in Jefferson City will be the second-largest in history.
  • KSPR: Mayor of Clever proposes earlier curfew for kids. The mayor suggests setting the city’s curfew at 30 minutes after sundown for children under 18.
  • KY3: Fifth-grader creates fundraiser for animal shelter. Olivia Gimmell of Ozark created a dog walk to raise money for the Christian County Animal Shelter.
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