Daily brief (10/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny but unseasonably cold, with a high of 49.

A north wind of 11-18 mph will keep things even chillier. Wind gusts could reach 28 mph. Tonight will dip to 32, with frost possible.

Tomorrow will be a little warmer, with a high of 53.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Paul Mueller Co. expected to add hundreds of jobs. Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Springfield today to announce an expansion at Paul Mueller Co., which could mean hundreds of jobs over the next three years. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Joplin ‘Makeover’ to build seven houses in seven days. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is bringing together 13,000 volunteers today to build seven houses in seven days for some Joplin resident who lost their homes in the May 22 tornado.
  • OzarksFirst: Taney County looks for 911 dispatch funding solution. With more people switching to cell phones, Taney County officials are looking for new ways to fund a 911 dispatch system that depends on landline telephone fees to operate.
  • KSMU: Grape breeders working on new disease-resistant crossbreed. At Missouri State University’s Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove, researchers have been working on crossbreeding Missouri’s Norton grape with Cabernet Sauvignon to create a heartier grape with more flavor.
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