Daily brief (9/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm today. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Heat index values will reach the 98 to 104 range. Some storms may produce some small hail.

Tonight will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am with a low around 72.

Wednesday, a cold front will move through the area bringing more showers and thunderstorms with a high near 94.

Today’s picks

  • [Election]News-Leader: McCaskill speaks at Labor Day fete in Springfield.  McCaskill, who is trying to retain her seat against Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, was one of several Democratic candidates speaking at the picnic, which was held in sweltering weather. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst, KY3)
  • KSPRSpringfield School district short on teachers and classroom space. he state’s largest accredited school district is getting bigger. Now the Springfield school board is considering big changes to handle a new high in student enrollment.
  • News-Leader: Dan Chiles’ concrete house is heavy on innovation.  The 2,400-square-foot, three-story home (with a walk-on roof) is squarish-looking, with exposed concrete walls, both exterior and interior. The home is designed to be tornado-resistant.
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