Daily brief (11/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be wet and cold. Showers are likely today, mainly before 1 p.m. Temperatures will be much colder, with a high of 45.

Winds will be brisk as well, as gusts could reach as high as 32 mph. Skies should clear by this evening, though, and tomorrow will be sunny and milder, with a high of 59. Expect 60s back by this weekend, although more rain is possible Sunday night.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Missouri disaster relief bill hits $15 million. Flood relief efforts from the spring as well as recovery costs from the Joplin tornado have cost the state of Missouri $15 million, according to state budget director Linda Luebbering.
  • KY3: Families once doomed by foreclosure get to stay in homes. Some area banks are working with families who owe more than their homes are worth.
  • News-Leader: City-raised chickens ruffling some feathers. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has responded to 45 calls in the past year regarding urban chickens.
  • KSMU: Springfield police reports decline in crime reports. The Springfield Police Department has released its crime report for the third quarter this year, and the statistics show a decrease in crime compared to the same time period last year, with drops in burglaries and thefts.
  • KY3: Habitat for Humanity appealing for volunteers. Habitat for Humanity is seeking more volunteers for its Ten for Joplin project. It hopes to build 10 homes by Thanksgiving.
  • OzarksFirst: City releases FAQ about loan suspension. The city has released an explainer about its loan to businessman Travis Dibben, who was trying to open a comedy club in downtown Springfield. Dibben has been charged with trying to sell narcotics to an undercover officer. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
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