Daily brief (11/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

Morning clouds will clear as today progresses, making way for sunny skies and a high of 64. After a clear night, clouds will roll back in, bringing a good chance of rain through Tuesday night.

Tomorrow, there’s a 30 percent chance of showers, but those chances increase to 60 percent Sunday night. Thunderstorms are likely Monday and Tuesday.

Also, don’t forget to turn your clocks back tonight before going to bed. We return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means move your clocks back an hour. Firefighters say it’s also a good time to check your smoke-alarm batteries.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Camdenton’s largest employer set to close in four months. Modine Manufacturing, which makes a variety of cooling equipment, will close its 128,000-square-foot plant in Camdenton by March 2012. At its peak, the plant employed more than 300 people.
  • OzarksFirst: Sheriff’s office taking pay increase out of tax proposal. About $300,000 of the proposed 1/8-cent law-enforcement tax headed to Greene County voters in April would have gone for raises in the sheriff’s department. But the office is putting that allotment back into the proposal for other needs. (Other coverage: KSMU, News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: CU considering options for aging power plant. City Utilities has to decide what the future of the James River Power Plant will be: retirement, conversion to a natural-gas facility, or a cleaner coal facility with more pollution-control equipment.
  • OzarksFirst: Rep. Hartzler heads to Lake of the Ozarks over FERC issue. U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler is working with Missouri’s congressional contingent to stop Ameren UE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from seizing property over easement disagreements.
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