Daily brief (10/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny and mild, with a high of 72.

The pleasant weather should remain through the middle of next week, with highs in the 70s and little sign of rain. However, storms and cooler temperatures are expected Wednesday.

High school football

This week’s winners (undefeated teams in bold): Bolivar, Camdenton, Carthage, Cassville, Fair Grove, Glendale, Kickapoo, Marionville, Miller, Monett, Mountain Grove, Mount Vernon, Nixa, Ozark, Parkview, Pleasant Hope, Rogersville, Springfield Catholic, Strafford, Waynesville, Webb City, Willow Springs.

Full coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader, OzarksFirst

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Blunt, McCaskill seek to block removal of lake homeowners. Missouri’s senators have teamed up to block the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from enforcing easement rights that could force more than 1,200 to remove their homes along Lake of the Ozarks.
  • KY3: Second apartment fire caused by careless smoking. In the past week, two separate apartment fires have been caused by careless smoking. Fires at Villa Park Apartments on Friday (1909 E. Cherry) and Golden Pond Apartments on Sunday (3030 W. Kingsley) have displaced dozens. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Report highlights colleges’ financial struggles. Three colleges owned by the Assemblies of God in Springfield including Evangel University are under financial stress and are facing increased scrutiny from U.S. Department of Education.
  • KY3: Search continues for driver who hit man on horse. The Missouri Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who hit a man on a horse near the Greene-Christian county line along Blue Spring Road near Highway FF.
  • News-Leader: Schools back cautious approach to No Child waiver. Local superintendents support the idea of the state seeking a waiver of No Child Left Behind requirements — as long as it doesn’t come with penalties. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
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