Daily brief (10/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be warm and breezy, with a high of 81. Skies will be clear and sunny for most of the day, but a chance of thunderstorms moves into the forecast tonight. Winds could reach gusts of up to 36 mph.

Tomorrow, rain is likely, with periods of showers throughout the day. The rain, which should clear by Thursday, will bring the high temperatures into the high 50s and low 60s for the rest of the week.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Missouri representatives join in Lake of the Ozarks dispute. All of Missouri’s U.S. representatives have joined with the state’s senators to stop the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from forcing homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks to remove portions of their structures from utility easements.
  • KY3: CU to build water tower at controversial site. City Utilities announced it will continue with plans to erect a 200-foot water tower in southeast Springfield, despite neighbors’ complaints. A meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the City Utilities headquarters on Central Street. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Well-known jeweler known for charity dies. Local jeweler Woody Justice, known for his radio ads and charitable giving, died Monday after a massive stroke. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Schoeller to run for secretary of state. Shane Schoeller, the Missouri House speaker pro tem from Willard, announced Monday he plans to run for secretary of state in 2012. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
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