Daily brief (9/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

There’s a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms after 1 p.m. today.A high of 78 is expected, and skies will be mostly cloudy.

The national weather forecast has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Ozarks.  The main risk will be damaging winds and limited risk of isolated tornadoes.

Slight rain chances remain tonight with lows around 70.  Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 88.

Labor Day will be sunny and hot, with a high near 93.  The next chance of rain is predicted for Tuesday into Thursday.

Today’s picks

  • [Election]News-Leader: Missouri Farm Bureau rethinks Akin support. The bureau’s political action committee backed Akin over Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill by a 99 percent vote just three weeks ago, and the possibility it might drop support for a Republican candidate is unprecedented.(Other Coverage: OzarksFirst: Rep. Todd Akin has two campaign stops Friday)
  • [Election]OzarksFirst: Sen. Claire McCaskill plans Labor Day stump at Fassnight Park.The Democrat’s staff announced she’ll speak at a Springfield Labor Day Picnic Monday morning, at Fassnight Park.
  • KY3Branson couple appears on HGTV’s “House Hunters” series.Newlywed Tim Moodie and Heidi Holliday will appear on a new episode of House Hunters September first at 10:00 pm (CST).
  • KSPR: Missouri’s Safe At Home program enables abuse survivors to keep their new address confidential.Safe At Home provides a substitute fake address for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or rape.The purpose of the new address is to keep the victim’s real location confidential, especially when the victim moves to a new house or a new town.

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