Daily brief (10/2): Top picks from the Springfield media

Get ready for another beautiful week of sunny skies.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 73. Tonight will be clear and cool, and the low will dip to 45. The rest of the week will be similar, with clear skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: As family buries Willard couple, investigation continues. The family of Russell “Rusty” Porter gathered yesterday to remember the man who was killed more than five months ago. He and his wife, Rebecca, had been shot in the head, and investigators are still searching for suspects in the homicide case. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst, News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: More mothers struggling with making ends meet. Census statistics show that more than half the single mothers in Greene County with children under 18 are below the poverty line.
  • OzarksFirst: Nixa fire chief suspended after employee complaints. Nixa Fire Chief Jimmy Sebree was suspended for 30 days with pay by the fire protection district’s board after several employees filed grievances. But the local firefighters’ union says that’s not enough. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3)
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