Daily brief (2/17): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 54, according to the National Weather Service.

A 40 percent chance of showers moves into the forecast tonight, and rain chances linger Saturday morning. Tomorrow will remain mostly cloudy, and a high of 45 is expected.

Sunday will be sunny, with a high of 46.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Three cases of E.coli linked to sprouts in Greene County. The source of an outbreak that has sickened people in five states including Missouri appears to be sprout seeds, according to Greene County’s top disease investigator. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • KY3: Some Osage Beach restaurants go smoke-free. Although the push for a citywide smoking ban has died down, several restaurants including City Grill have already gone smoke-free in anticipation of a possible ban in the future.
  • KSPR: Springfield Public Schools tests class for 3-year-olds. Springfield Public Schools is trying out a new program for 3-year-olds because more children are coming to kindergarten unprepared.
  • OzarksFirst: Court orders Camdenton schools to stop filtering LGBT websites.A federal district court has ruled that the Camdenton School District must stop filtering educational websites about gay, lesbian, and transgender issues.
  • OzarksFirst: Mormonism in the Ozarks. Thousands of Mormons live and worship in the Ozarks, and those outside the religion have begun taking more of an interest in light of the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon.
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