Daily brief (10/11): Top picks from the Springfield media

Rain chances remain for today and tomorrow, with thunderstorms likely on Wednesday, but skies should clear by the weekend.

Today will be partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. A high of 75 is expected.

Rain chances grow to 70 percent on Wednesday. The high is expected to be 74.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: OTC to open new Table Rock Campus. Later this month, Ozarks Technical Community College will break ground on a new three-story, 60,000-square-foot building in Hollister. The new building, on nine acres overlooking Table Rock Dam, will replace the college’s current spot in Branson.
  • OzarksFirst: McCaskill leads in money raised. Sen. Claire McCaskill had $2.8 million on hand at the time of her last Federal Election Commission. Competitors Congressman Todd Akin and Sarah Steelman had $1.18 million and $181,091 on hand respectively. (Other coverage: Third GOP challenger enters: KSMU)
  • KY3: Groups seeking input on transit system. The city of Springfield and the Ozarks Transportation Organization wants to hear from the public about ways to improve the transit system. One possibility: expanding service beyond the city limits.
  • News-Leader: Grand Street at MSU eyed for improvement. The city of Springfield is collaborating with Missouri State University on a proposed $2 million project to turn Grand Street into a boulevard. The goal: improved safety and aesthetics.
  • KSPR: New traffic signal at Battlefield and Kansas. A new stoplight at Battlefield and Kansas will begin flashing yellow and red today; it will begin operating on Monday, Oct. 17.

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