Daily brief (10/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

The streak of unautumnlike days continues. Today will be clear and sunny, with a high of 82.

Tonight will remain mostly clear and mild, as the low dips to 56. Skies should remain sunny, and highs should linger around the 70s and 80s through Monday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Missouri House passes job legislation. The Missouri House has passed a version of a jobs bill with tax incentives, but its differences with the Senate version could lead to weeks more of negotiation. One key point of disagreement: Tax credits for developers who restore historic properties.
  • KY3: Ava Community Playground under way. After 17 months of planning, the Ava Community Playground is under construction, and the project is looking for volunteers to help with an Oct. 9 construction deadline.
  • KSMU: Ozark hellbender now endangered. The giant salamander species has suffered declining populations because of poor water quality and fungal infections. Now, researchers are trying to find ways to improve the hellbender population.
  • News-Leader: Federal lawsuit filed against Fordland district. Some parents of children in the Fordland School District have filed suit against the Fordland School District and its former baseball coach and superintendent after criminal charges of statutory sodomy arose against the coach, Darren Rose. (Other coverage: KSPR)
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