Daily brief (12/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy and warmer, with a 60 percent chance of rain throughout the day. Today’s high will be 59

Less than a tenth of inch of rain is expected, although precipitation is likely tonight, with up to another half-inch expected.

Tomorrow will be partly sunny, but rain chances will linger. Sunday night will turn colder, with rain or snow possible.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Missouri Southern holds candlelight vigil for players involved in crash. Two Missouri Southern State University football players who once played at Parkview High School were killed in a wreck early Friday on Interstate 44. Diondre Johnson and Michael McKimmons were remembered at a candlelight vigil Friday night. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Major closure begins Monday at U.S. 60 and Campbell Avenue. The Missouri Department of Transportation is preparing to expand the westbound ramps at Campbell Avenue and U.S. 60. The closure is expected to last three days.
  • News-Leader: Legal experts see no special treatment of councilman. Councilman Nick Ibarra reportedly told police he had been drinking and driving in a Thanksgiving wreck, but legal experts agree there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Ibarra with a crime.
  • KSPR: Auditor says Sparta court needs to improve. State Auditor Tom Schweich said in a recent audit that the Sparta Municipal Court needs “significant, lasting changes” after he found insufficient funds for the court to pay its monthly liabilities.

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