Daily brief (10/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

This weekend will be sunny and mild, but rain chances move in to the forecast on Monday.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 75. It will remain clear tonight, and tomorrow will be another sunny day. High will be 82.

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast for Monday. High will be 73.

High school football

Friday’s winners (with undefeated teams in bold): Aurora, Ava, Bolivar, Branson, Cabool, Cassville, Camdenton, Fair Grove, Glendale, Hillcrest, Neosho, Nixa, Lamar, Lebanon, Republic, Rogersville, Springfield Catholic, Webb City.

High-school coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader, OzarksFirst

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Nixa, Ozark collect 41,000 pounds of food. As part of the annual Nixa/Ozark football game, both towns collect food to benefit Least of These, the Christian County food pantry. This year, about 41,000 pounds of food was collected.
  • OzarksFirst: Students protest removal of Newburg principal. Newburg high school principal Steve Guffey was placed on administrative leave this week, and a group of 90 students gathered to support the principal. The district won’t say why the principal was placed on leave, saying it is a personnel matter.
  • KY3: Lower crime rate attributed to community policing. Springfield police say the number of reported crimes has dropped, and the department credits its new community-policing effort for the improvement.
  • News-Leader: Six charged after gang-related beating. Six Springfield men are accused of beating another who tried to leave their gang in September. Second-degree assault charges have been filed against Raymond King, Brandon King, Jerry Watson, John Lawson, Kevin Robb and Justin Agee.

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