Daily brief (10/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Tonight will be clear with a low around 36.

Halloween will have a wind chill factor of about 37 early, but will warm up with highs reaching around 62 and sunny.

Trick-or-treating Halloween night with  lows around 43.

As the big storm in the east gradually weakens and moves northeast, there will be a gradual warming trend, with highs back to around or above 70 by Friday into Saturday.

The next system will probably have only a little moisture with it, so a slight chance of showers or storms arrives late Saturday into early Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • New-Leader: Annual Rountree Halloween Parade must get parade permit.   It began in either 1999 of 2000, as a mother walking her son and his costumed friends though the neighborhood on Halloween. Now, years later, the city says, it has become a parade.The traditional Rountree Halloween Parade, as it’s informally known, is taking a new route this year, after a city requirement that the event get a parade permit if it wants to cross East Grand Street. Police say the size of event interferes with traffic, while some residents wonder when it became so complicated to hold a neighborhood event.
  • [Election]OzarksFirst: Democrats converge in Springfield to support McCaskill. Some of Missouri’s top Democratic candidates stood together in Springfield in support of Claire McCaskill. Attorney General Chris Koster, Treasurer Clint Zweifel, Lieutenant Governor candidate Susan Montee, and Secretary of State candidate Jason Kander spoke on behalf of the U.S. Senate incumbent at a “Countdown to Victory” grassroots fundraiser and rally Monday evening.
  • KSPR: Missouri S&T’s Haunted Mine celebrates its 15th year. Students have been spooking Halloween-season visitors at the school’s Experimental Mine since 1997. The site near the Rolla campus includes an underground mine, quarry, classrooms and labs. The last chance to tour it is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Halloween. (Other coverage: KY3)

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