Daily brief (10/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

After a brush with frost, the day will warm up, with a high of 53. Skies will be clear and sunny.

A frost advisory is in effect for 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow, but temperatures will move into normal fall territory this weekend. Highs will return to the 60s by tomorrow, and should hit 69 by Saturday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Debate begins over changing smoking ban. The six-month moratorium on changing Springfield’s smoking ban has ended, and some are wanting to see exemptions granted to places such as tobacco shops, theaters, and buildings for veterans organizations.
  • KY3: Springfield schools continue to see higher enrollment. The Springfield School District has seen the largest enrollment in a decade, with 24,366 students enrolled. That’s up from 24,129 during the last school year.
  • OzarksFirst: Securities order filed against Springfield man. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office has issued a cease-and-desist order against James Mitchell Gullen of Springfield, who reportedly collected $200,000 from elderly investors and promised a 6 to 10 percent rate of return. Gullen does not have a license to sell securities, and all the money was lost.
  • KSPR: Turn-lane construction could delay south-side traffic. Road work at Glenstone Avenue and Battlefield Road could cause some delays this week.
  • KSMU: Women’s shelter to hold fund-raiser. Harmony House, a Springfield women’s shelter, will host Girl’s Night Out, a fashion show at Talbots (3210 S. Glenstone Ave.) on Thursday, Oct. 27.

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