Daily brief (10/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, and the gradual warming trend will continue, as the high approaches 65.

It will be breezy, though, with gusts of up to 29 mph. Sunny days and 60-degree highs will hold through Wednesday, when the first chances of rain enter the forecast.

In case you missed the zombie dance on C-Street yesterday, it was covered by a couple of news outlets (News-Leader, OzarksFirst). About 1,000 people turned out to see the event.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: ‘Never events’ at hospitals go unnoticed. Most adverse ‘never’ events such as suicides, incorrect procedures, and patient mixups are difficult to track because most are not publicly reported.
  • OzarkFirst: Police enforcement efforts result in 15 arrests. On Friday, the Springfield Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol targeted drivers who posed a threat to motorcycle riders in an enforcement effort known as Operation Safe Ride. A DWI checkpoint on Friday night also results in 10 arrests of drivers suspected of driving while intoxicated. (Other coverage: KSPR, KTTS)
  • KY3: Ten for Joplin event under way. A week after “Extreme Makeover” built seven houses, Habitat for Humanity is building 10 houses in 16 days with volunteers from Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
  • KSPR: Springfield residents still raising urban chickens. A year after Springfield approved an ordinance allowing urban chickens, several residents are still raising chickens in their back yards.
  • News-Leader: Springfield schools works to keep travel expenses down. Over the past three years, the Springfield School District has spent less than 1 percent of its budget on travel for training.
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