Daily brief (9/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another cool, cloudy day is in store for the Ozarks.

ShowersThere’s a 30 percent chance of scattered showers today, and a high of 64 is expected. Tonight, rain chances increase to 50 percent and remain through tomorrow. High tomorrow will be in the mid 60s.

Rain is expected Sunday as well, with the highs pushing into the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Postal service considers closing Springfield facility. Closure of Springfield’s primary mail facility on Chestnut Expressway would mean the potential loss of 230 jobs as well as mail delays. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Two Greene County listeria cases may be linked to cantaloupe recall. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is investigating whether two local listeria cases may be linked to the recall of Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Colorado. The department is asking residents not to eat cantaloupes from that area at this time. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Student loan default rate increases. More Missourians are defaulting on their student loans. The state Department of Higher Education says the default rate increased to 7.6 percent in 2009, about 6,500 of the 84,000 who have student loans.
  • KSMU: Group helps bring arts into the classroom. The Springfield Public School District plans to increase the amount of art programs in elementary and middle schools with the help of the national John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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