Daily brief (9/17): Top picks from the Springfield media

A chance of rain and thunderstorms, mostly cloudy, with a high near 72 and with a low around 49.

A cold front will move our way from the northwest. It is expected to arrive this afternoon and could trigger a few showers and storms. Conditions will begin to clear and cool overnight behind the front. Lows are likely to dip into the upper 40s.

Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 67 and a low around 45.

Wednesday will be Sunny, with a high near 75 and a low around 53.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Children in poverty series. Last year, more than 400 Springfield students were identified as homeless. Follow the News-Leader into a week long look into poverty in Springfield.
  • KSPR: College of the Ozarks sues government over health care law. The federal law requires contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans. The College of the Ozarks says the requirement violates its institutional religious beliefs.(Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KY3)
  • KY3K.C. Royals hold moment of silence for plane crash near Willard. Members of the Royals organization stepped up to honor the five people killed in the plane crash near Willard on Friday night.  The Lambert family and family friend Robin Melton lost their lives about 12:30 a.m. Saturday while returning home from Friday’s Royals baseball game. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
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