Daily brief (10/6): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be another sunny, clear day, but it will be a little warmer and breezier.

Today’s high will be 82, and the wind will be steady at 8-17 mph, with gusts of up to 26 mph.

Tomorrow will be much the same, with a high in the 80s and steady winds.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Sheriff says deputy acted appropriately. A preliminary investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department shows the deputy who shot and killed a Mountain Grove woman — who reportedly pointed a gun at the deputy during a traffic stop — was justified. The Missouri Highway Patrol shadowed the sheriff’s department in the investigation. Original reports also incorrectly identified the person, suspected of driving while intoxicated, as a man. (Other coverage: KY3OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Committee advances Missouri jobs bill. After a stormy meeting, the Missouri House Economic Development Committee passed a tax-incentive bill designed to help create jobs.
  • KY3: Officials consider future of historic Riverside Bridge. The Riverside Bridge in Ozark has been closed to traffic since last year, and officials now are decided what to do with it. Some have suggested moving the bridge and replacing it with a new two-lane crossing.
  • KSPR: Council of Churches discontinues therapeutic riding program. The board of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks says it can no longer afford to support its therapeutic riding program, which helps children with autism, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities.
  • KSMU: MoDOT’s five-year plan moving forward. The Missouri Department of Transportation is moving ahead with its plans to close dozens of offices and cutting hundreds of positions.

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