Daily brief (11/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be the last sunny, warm day of the week as rains are expected to move in tonight along with a cold front for the weekend. The high is expected to be 69, with gusty winds once again.

Today’s picks:

  • KSMU: Career recruitment event today. The Missouri Career Center and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a Career Morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Missouri Career Center at 1514 S. Glenstone Ave.
  • News-Leader: City of Springfield warned of bridge problem months ago. The Missouri Department of Transportation alerted the city to problems with the Kearney Street footbridge in a letter 10 months ago.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Springfield police chief launches community-based policing program. Police Chief Paul Williams hopes to win more recruits and use innovative programs such as cadets and explorers to get the community involved.
  • News-Leader: Hartzler has big shoes to fill for soldiers, vets. Newly elected U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler will replace Ike Skelton, a longtime advocate for military personnel on the House Armed Services Committee.
  • KY3: Springfield mayor supports cigarette-tax increase. Mayor Jim O’Neal wants to see the state legislature raise the tax, which hasn’t increased since 1993.
  • KSPR: Strafford School District considers shortening summer break. Administrators are considering a modified school year, which would result in shorter but more frequent breaks.
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