Daily brief (10/31): Top picks from the Springfield media

Happy Halloween! For those wanting to celebrate the day, there are several trick-or-treating events planned throughout the Ozarks.

Today will be another sunny, mild day, with a high of 66. Tomorrow will be more of the same, with the high pushing toward 72. The wind will pick back up tomorrow, though, as gusts are expected to reach 25 mph.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Crews working on 60/65 interchange this week. Drivers will feel the effects of work  around the U.S. 65/60 interchange this week, as crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation remove a bridge over U.S. 60. The speed limit will be reduced to 50 mph in the area around the interchange while the work progresses.
  • News-Leader: CU says water tower vital for fire safety. City Utilities says it wants to build a 200-foot water tower in southeast Springfield to help maintain water pressure needed, especially for firefighting efforts.
  • KY3: Nearly 400 pounds of medicine collected in take-back event. For those with unused prescription medications, the Medicine Take Back event helped collect the drugs and turned them over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for disposal. Community leaders hope to sponsor such events every six months.
  • OzarksFirst: MoDOT to reopen Weaver Road today. The Missouri Department of Transportation is expected to reopen Weaver Road after installing $4.3 million worth of improvements.



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