Daily brief (11/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Fall has finally arrived. Morning clouds will thin throughout the day, but the high will reach only 48, a dip from the unseasonably warm weather this past week.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Fair Grove looks to extend school year. School officials are worried about the rising number of at-risk students and wonder whether extending the school year might help.
  • KSMU: Hillcrest High School receives $1.29 million FEMA grant. The Springfield school will use the money to renovate its cafeteria and make it strong enough to be a storm shelter.
  • News-Leader: Defender caseloads subject of hearing. Special Master J. Miles Sweeney is compiling testimony for a report to the Missouri Supreme Court about the caseloads of the state Public Defender System.
  • KY3: Mom of online bullying victim speaks in Springfield. Tina Meier spoke to several area teachers about the pain her daughter Megan suffered after a parent posed as a boy offering affections.
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