Daily brief (10/23): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunday will live up to its namesake, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 75.

Tonight will be clear and mild, with a low of 50. Monday and Tuesday will remain clear and mild before clouds roll in Tuesday night. Showers are expected Wednesday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Law-tax backers prepare educational campaign. Supporters of the proposed 1/8-cent law-enforcement sales tax in Greene County are planning an educational campaign reminding voters of the needs in the county’s justice system. The tax will appear on the April ballot.
  • KSPR: Sizable deer population leads to more vehicle accidents. As Missouri’s deer-hunting season begins, the deer population remains steady at more than 1.3 million (PDF from the state Department of Conservation; KSPR’s number is off), and deer have found their way onto roads and into neighborhoods.
  • OzarksFirst: Evangel students fan out to help Ozarks. As part of Make a Difference Day, Evangel University students connected with several area nonprofit organizations — including the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and the Ronald McDonald House — to help with a variety of projects.
  • News-Leader: Driver who hit man on horse apologizes. The Missouri Highway Patrol has identified Michelle Montiel of Republic as the driver of the van who hit a man on his horse this weekend at the Greene-Christian county line. In a News-Leader interview, she apologized for the wreck. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KY3: More food trucks coming to area. The Springfield-Greene County Health Departments has seen an increase in the number of food trucks – mobile restaurants that serve food from the roadside — which poses a health-inspection challenge.

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