Daily brief (9/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny and unseasonably cool, with a high of 66.

Clouds will move in tonight and bring a 20 percent chance of showers. Tomorrow will be cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of showers. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain will be possible.

Thunderstorms are likely this weekend, as temperatures rise into the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: Representative Long to vote against jobs package. U.S. Rep. Billy Long, who represents Springfield district, says he will vote against President Obama’s jobs proposal. Long sees it as a repeat of the earlier stimulus.
  • News-Leader: Soldiers enjoy return home from Middle East. More than 40 Army reservists from the 428th Transportation Company returned home Wednesday from Kuwait after a yearlong deployment. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: Meeting tonight on proposed landfill expansion. The city of Springfield is proposing expanding its landfill near Willard by 6.5 acres. A meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. today at Willard High School.
  • KY3: Company settles Medicaid fraud case. The Southwest Center for Independent Living has agreed to pay more than $43,000 in penalties and settlement costs after a woman who worked at the center billed for health services she didn’t perform.
  • KSPR: Film festival coming tonight to Springfield. The Banff Mountain Film Festival will bring some of the best outdoor-themed films to the Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield. Doors open at 6 tonight.

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