Daily brief (10/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with a high near 53 by 10am, then falling to around 47 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as 41.

Tonight will be a 30% chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Saturday will be a 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51 and a low around 32.

Sunday will have a frost warning from 3am – 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 54.

Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Not cold enough to open emergency homeless shelters. As temperatures dive, concerns rise for homeless people riding out the cold snap in cars, behind buildings and under bridges. Eric Taylor, director of the Veterans Coming Home Center, said he didn’t expect most of the emergency shelters to open until nightly temperatures begin to fall into the 20s.
  • OzarksFirst: FBI warns about new cyber attacks. Investigators are getting inundated with complaints from people in this region about this scam. The users are told their PC is blocked because they were looking at an an illegal site, such as child pornography and that the FBI is watching them. The bogus message says to unlock their machines the users have to pay a $200 fine or face criminal charges. The bureau never sends out unsolicited emails.
  • KSPR: Decision on Hollister curfew still needs to be made. The town’s police chief says more kids are staying out late and getting into trouble and he wants them off the streets between ten at night and six in the morning during the week. Residents in favor of the curfew say kids are breaking into garages and causing trouble.
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