Daily brief (11/14): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny with a high of 69, but the temperature will fall throughout the day to 59 by 5 p.m.

Winds will be brisk again today, with gusts of up to 26 mph. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers tonight and tomorrow. Tomorrow’s high will be 63, but highs will dip into the 50s after rain moves through the area.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: County budget gap shrinks by $1.1 million. Greene County officials have cut $1.1 million of a projected $1.4 million shortfall for the 2012 budget year. Among the changes: Sending fewer inmates to other jails in the state.
  • OzarksFirst: Howell County hunters bag most deer on opening weekend. Hunters got 87,000 deer on the opening weekend of firearms hunting season. Howell County hunters reported the most, with 2,300. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Nixa magnet school one step closer to reality. A district committee is looking at converting Thomas Elementary in Nixa to the Thomas School of Discovery. The magnet school would have a curriculum based on science and engineering.
  • KY3: Anchor Jerry Jacob returns home from service. Former KY3 anchor Jerry Jacob has been honorably discharged from the Army after spending five years as a combat medic with deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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