Daily brief (9/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

90% chance of showers and thunderstorms, a high near 91.   Rainfall amounts between a quarterand  half of an inch possible.  Hazardous weather outlook of elevated hail and wind damage with significant lightening risk.Tong

Tonight will be cloudy during the early evening with more showers and thunderstorm.  Low around 53.

The weekend brings sun with highs in the near 80 and lows around 54.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Smartphones and tablets helping engage Cherokee Middle schoolers. Cherokee Middle School now lets its students use smartphones and tablets in their assignments.  Not only does this new way of learning engage students instantly, it also gives those without smart devices the chance to work together solve problems.
  • KSMU: Pigeon drop scam in Springfield.The Springfield Police Department is cautioning residents about a recent “Pigeon Drop Scam,” targeting elderly women in south side strip mall parking lots.  The Springfield Police Department encourages anyone who comes into contact with a similar situation to immediately report to the SPD’s tip hotline at 869-TIPS.
  • News-Leader: Ten festivals scheduled this weekend. There are plenty of lively festivals to attend this fall around the OzarksOutdoor Days, the Japanese Fall Festival, the Ozarks Celebration Music and Crafts Festival in Springfield
  • KSPR: Pregnancy center awarded more than $57,000 in grant money.For the first time the Missouri Foundation for Health awarded the center about $57,000 in grant money.  New to the list, the Pregnancy Life Line in Branson West.

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