Daily brief (9/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 40 percent a chance of rain or drizzle, with a high near 71.

Just a few light rain showers are possible, not widespread heavy rain. Temperatures are expected to be a little warmer this afternoon, reaching the low 70s for highs.

Tonight, will be dry and chilly, with a low around 62. A few showers are possible tonight also.

Monday, a cold front moves through the area bringing a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 77 and with a low around 47.

Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 66 and with a low around 45.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Child poverty in the Ozarks. On average, 2,830 Greene County families applied for food stamps every month during 2011. While that’s down substantially from the peak of 3,438 a month in 2010. it’s still up 19 percent from 2,382 a month in 2004.
  • KY3: Springfield firefighters battle blaze.A fire broke out early Saturday morning along Kearney and N. Ramsey at what is believed to be a store called Eye Candy Urban Outfitters.(Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • Ky3: Wage gap between men and woman remains the same. The census bureau reports that women earned 77-cents for every dollar earned by a man in 2011.
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