Daily brief (10/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Wind chill values as low as 37 early.

Tonight, there is a slight chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 62. Wind chill values as low as 40 early.

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday will be a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 and a low around 58.

Friday will be a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68 and a low near 59.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Springfield City Council tables shelter measure. The ordinance, which includes a number of proposed changes to the city’s zoning rules, would require a 1,000-foot buffer between any new homeless shelters and existing elementary and secondary schools.
  • OzarksFirst: Grant strengthens fire department. Eight new firefighters are joining the ranks of the Springfield Fire Department, thanks to a $1.2 million federal grant. The eight firefighters are the second wave of 16 recruits that will be the first hires for the Springfield Fire Department since 2002. (Other coverage: KSPR
  • KSPR: Hot summer, mild fall brings scorpions to the Ozarks. The warm winter, hot summer, and mild fall so far, have made ideal conditions for a bug with pinchers.It may surprise you, but the striped scorpion is native to Missouri and not all that uncommon in the Ozarks, especially in a year like this one. Bug Zero says it treats homes with a certain spray dust. Because scorpions like to hide in cool, damp places, exterminators aim for the crevices in and around your house.
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