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Daily brief (11/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

This morning will be cold with patchy frost, but the day should warm up to a high of 60. Skies will be clear and sunny.

The weekend should be warm and sunny, with highs in the 60s. Rain is likely Sunday night and into Monday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Greene County facing shortfall in next year’s budget. Greene County commissioners are trying to find ways to make up for a projected $1.44 million shortfall in next year’s budget. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • KSPR: New movie theater opens in Christian County. The area’s newest movie theater will open today on Missouri 14, just west of U.S. 65. The B&B Theater Ozark/Nixa 12 has 45,000 square feet and 12 screens.
  • KSMU: Soft opening today for Park Central Square. Downtown Springfield’s Park Central Square will open to the public today, after $1.8 million worth of renovations to make the square more accessible to the public. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Passenger trains to Springfield considered. The Missouri Department of Transportation is putting together a state rail plan for the next 20 years that would include a passenger train in and out of Springfield.
  • OzarksFirst: Lane closings on U.S. 65 in Branson today. The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing lanes on U.S. 65 at Missouri Highway 248 for construction work.
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