Daily brief (10/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

Expect nice days for the rest of the week.

Today will be sunny and clear, with a high of 79. The low will dip tonight to 49 before hitting 80 tomorrow. Sunny skies should remain through Saturday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Greene County officials hear law-tax arguments. Sheriff Jim Arnott was among the county officials making a pitch at a public meeting for a 1/4-cent law-enforcement sales tax. More than 100 people came to the meeting. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Domestic-violence cases rising in Greene County. Last year, Greene County had more than 650 cases of domestic violence recorded, a rise of 35 percent from 2009.
  • OzarksFirst: Police identify man shot in Ozark. The victim of a weekend shooting in Ozark has been identified as Michael Tindall, 50, of Ozark. Authorities are investigating the case as a suspicious death. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader)
  • KSPR: Waders may be causing algae growth. Missouri conservation officials are considering restrictions on the waders worn by freshwater anglers to control a type of invasive algae.
  • KSMU: Grant to increase Springfield police force. A $700,000 federal grant will allow the Springfield Police Department to hire officers and add programs to help fight crime.
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