Daily brief (10/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and unseasonably warm, with a high of 84.

The wind will be steady today, and gusts will reach up to 22 mph.

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast tomorrow, High will be 71. Rain is likely tomorrow night, bringing colder temperatures in the 50s for the rest of the week.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Mentally ill behind bars. Several who work in the Greene County justice system say the jail has become the de facto mental-health facility for many who can’t afford care.
  • OzarksFirst: Thousands walk to raise money for breast-cancer research. More than 5,000 people participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, raising $135,000 for breast-cancer research.
  • KY3: People gather in Springfield for ‘occupy’ protest. More than 100 people gathered downtown to connect with the “Occupy Wall Street” protests across the country. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Area bands compete at Ozarko. Thirty-five area high-school bands competed on Saturday at the Ozarko Invitational Marching  Festival at Missouri State University.



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