Daily brief (10/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

Periods of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 66.

The strongest activity should be this morning with a few storms producing hail and heavy rain.

Saturday will be a breezy day with a mixture of sun and clouds,with a high near 78 and a low around 60

Storms may still be around over the eastern Ozarks very early Sunday,with a high near 73 and a low around 49.  .

Monday, we’ll be back into sunshine with highs likely in the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Crosslines expands hours after closing of food pantry. The Kitchen’s leaders want to help the hundreds of people on waiting lists for shelter, especially single mothers.Meantime, workers with Crosslines are preparing to take on a wave of new people needing assistance.
  • OzarksFirst: Free app eases parents worry on Halloween. Chris Holbert developed Secura Fone… a free app to help keep kids safe.The app also allows kids to make an emergency call to their parents with a quick swipe.
  • KSPR: City’s first compressed natural gas station opens today . The city is opening the area’s only compressed natural gas station. CNG is a clean-burning fuel that produces up to 90-percent less pollution than regular gas.
    Not too many cars can run on natural gas, but you can buy converter kits for some models.
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