Daily brief (9/14): Top picks from the Springfield media

A rainy day is in store for the Ozarks. There’s an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high of 71 expected. Some areas could receive up to three-quarters of an inch of rain.

Tonight will become partly cloudy, giving way to a partly sunny day tomorrow. High tomorrow will be 64.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Springfield, Greene County coping with rising poverty. More Americans are living in poverty, and several groups such as the Victory Mission that help have seen an increase in need for services. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri Senate gives first-round approval to jobs bill. The Missouri Senate approved a multimillion-dollar jobs bill, but not before taking out $300 million in tax incentives to turn St. Louis Lambert International Airport into a trade hub.
  • KY3: El Dorado Springs farmer readies first crop of freshwater shrimp. Farmer James Edwards of El Dorado Springs has been raising freshwater shrimp on his farm for the past three months and will begin selling them to the public this weekend.
  • KSMU: Missouri State issues safety alert. Missouri State University released a safety alert Monday after a man in his 20s or 30s exposed himself and tried to grab a woman this weekend near Harrison and Kimbrough. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)

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