Daily brief (9/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

After a mostly cloudy start to the day, the skies will gradually clear today. A high near 75 is expected.

Tonight will be clear and cool, with a low of 51, paving the way for a clear, mild day tomorrow. High should be around 80. The rest of the week should be mostly sunny, with highs in the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Authorities examining local listeria cases for cantaloupe link. One of two elderly people locally who exhibited listeria-like symptoms has died, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is examining blood samples to see whether there’s any link between contaminated cantaloupe and those cases. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Republic considering changing book policy. The Republic School District is considering a policy revision that would allow two recently banned books, “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut and “Twenty Boy Summer” by Sarah Ockler, to be available in a secured section of the library, available for checkout by a parent or guardian. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: St. John’s changing name. St. John’s Health System will change its name to Mercy, to reflect its parent company in St. Louis.
  • OzarksFirst: College of the Ozarks looks to bring younger students to campus. College of the Ozarks is considering a lab school for high-school students. The college is surveying the community to gauge interest now.
  • News-Leader: Definition of ‘residential’ under review. The Springfield City Council is considering removing multifamily structures from the definition of “residential” in the city’s zoning ordinances.
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