Daily brief (10/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

The chance of rain will linger into tonight with a low around 63.  

No front will come through with this and once it’s gone the temperatures will remain quite warm. 

Highs will be around or just abobe 80 through Wednesday with lows in the 60s.

Thursday we have increasing clouds and a few showers or storms late.   Partly sunny, with a high near 75 and a low around 47.

A front will blast through Thursday night and bring a dramatic reminder that we’re in late October. 

Highs will be in the 50s for Friday through the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Tax dollars may be used on $17M worth of road repairsSpringfield city leaders to vote on allowing Public Works Dept. to use tax money. The $17M is from the eighth cent transportation sales tax. It will be paying for road projects at some of the busiest roads in Greene county, starting with the Route 65 and Battlefield Interchange.
  • [Election]KSPR: Springfield businesses help fund presidential campaigns. Two prominent local businessmen put their financial support behind the Presidential candidate they feel is best suited to create jobs, but they don’t agree on who it is. The President and CEO of SCR Holdings Corp, Jack Stack has donated about $20,000 to support Mitt Romney. The co-owner of National Audio Company, Steven Stepp and his wife Peggy have given about $5,000 to President Barack Obama‘s campaign.
  • OzarksFirst: Family and friends hold Andy Williams memorial in BransonThe singer died Sept. 25 at his Branson home following a year-long battle with bladder cancer. The memorial was a private, invitation-only gathering. Williams was 84 years old. (Other coverage: KY3)
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