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

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast today. Rain is most likely after 1 p.m.

Skies will be partly sunny, with a high of 75. Rain chances continue through tonight and increase to 50 percent tomorrow. A high of 77 is expected Tuesday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Protests against Wall Street reach Springfield. More than 100 protesters stood Sunday before the Bank of America branch at Battlefield Road and Glenstone Avenue, holding signs criticizing corporate greed. Protesters used Facebook and Twitter to help organize. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: New Kearney footbridge opens today. A new pedestrian footbridge at Williams Elementary School over Kearney Street will open today. Funding for the project came from Springfield’s 1/8-cent transportation sales tax.
  • KY3: Mountain Grove plant destroyed by fire. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a Sunday fire that destroyed the 3G food-processing plant in Mountain Grove. About a dozen workers were inside when the fire started; all escaped unharmed. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Commerce Bank tops in deposits. According to the Springfield Business Journal, Commerce Bank — with $932.5 million in deposits — has the largest share of deposits in the Springfield metropolitan area, which includes Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, and Webster counties.

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