Daily brief (9/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will continue the string of nice days we’ve had.

It will be sunny, with a high of 77. Tonight will be partly cloudy, and the low will dip to the low 50s. Tomorrow will be another nice day, with sunny skies and a high of 74. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast, though.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: 60/65 ramp to close for 30 days. The northbound-to-eastbound ramp at the U.S. 60/65 interchange will close for a month beginning tonight to allow crews to resurface the Lake Springfield bridge on eastbound U.S. 60.
  • News-Leader: Management styles clash on Greene County Commission. Presiding Commissioner Jim Viebrock says the county should use funds from open positions at other departments to hire more jailers, but the other commissioners want to consult those other departments first.
  • KY3: Foundation awards 36 grants for Springfield school projects. The Springfield Public Schools Foundation awarded more than $140,000 for improvement projects in several schools throughout the Springfield School District. (Other coverage: KSMU, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Nixa now drop-off site for unused prescription drugs. The Missouri Youth/Adult Alliance has designated the city as one of 10 permanent drop-off sites in the state for people who have unused prescription drugs that they need to dispose of.
  • News-Leader: Wonders of Wildlife could open in November. Museum officials say the Conservation Education Center at the Wonder of Wildlife could open by November. The project is part of an $80 million renovation project at the museum, which closed in December 2007.
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