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

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Tonight will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday brings a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Wind chill values as low as 41 early and a low around 59.

Friday brings a  40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 and a low around 60.

Saturday, will be more showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 and a low around 59.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: New tortoise exhibit to open Friday at Dickerson Park Zoo. The 1,070-square foot building houses the zoo’s four Aldabra Tortoises, one of the world’s largest land turtle species, according to a news release announcing the exhibit building. Zoo staffers hope the new building will improve the odds of successful breeding among the animals.
  • OzarksFirst: Firefighters teach in Nixa Schools. The firefighters visited a class of three and four year old kids at the Early Learning Center.They played interactive games and talked about how to prevent fires, as well as what to do if there is a fire.
  • KSPR: Community Foundation of the Ozarks grant assists Branson tornado victims. The Community Foundation of Taney County today presented a grant for $92,000 to the Branson Area COAD to assist the remaining individuals and families still struggling to recover from the Leap Day tornado that struck downtown Branson and sections of Taney County.
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