Daily brief (9/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

Expect a clear cool morning followed by sunny skies will prevail throughout the afternoon, with a high near 73.

Saturday night will be clear with lows around 52.

Sunday will be sunny with highs in lower 80s.  Sunday evening will be clear with lows around 50s.

This theme of nice weather will continue into next week.

Today’s picks

  • [Election]KY3: Akin will campaign in Christian County Tuesday. The event will be held Tuesday, September 11, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, but it is not part of any 9/11-related ceremony.
  • News-Leader: Severe storms batter Springfield area. A severe storm packing 70 to 80 mph winds battered the Greene County/Springfield area Friday night, pushing down trees and power lines, short-circuiting traffic lights and postponing outdoor festivals.A portion of Drury University’s main Springfield campus was without power Friday evening.  (Other coverage:  KSPR, OzarksFirst, KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Local artist paints stories of hope at First Friday Art Walk. A local artist is using paint to raise awareness for childhood cancer.September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and at First Friday Art Walk, young artists display their stories of hope.

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