Daily brief (11/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 50 percent chance of rain. During the early morning, wind chill feels as low as 42. Cloudy, with a high near 51.

Tonight will have a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 39.

Tuesday, clouds will linger through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 56. Wind chill values as low as 40 early.

Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low around 36.

The week begins to warm up on Wednesday with sunny skies, a high around 58 and a low around 36.

Thursday looks even nicer with sunny skies, a high around 66 and a low around 48.

Flashback to spring on Friday ans Saturday with sunny skies, a high around 70 an a low around 55.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Saving at the pump. Gas prices are slowly trending downward and there are several ways you can save even more at the pump.The newest could knock prices down to figures we have not seen in more than a decade. All you have to do is scan your card at the pump at Hy-Vee and Casey’s stores to get the gasoline discount. Depending on how many items you buy, there are the potential of big savings at the pump. At Walmart if you use use Walmart credit card you can save 15 cents per gallon. Use a Walmart gift card and you save 10 cents per gallon. Over at Dillons if you buy 100 dollars in groceries you can save 10 cents per gallon, but you must use your Dillons loyalty card and that is free. Sam’s Club offers everyday low prices on gas, but you have to be a member. Those memberships start at $40 dollars. Gas prices have been falling for several weeks in the Ozarks. The average price right now is about $3.16 a gallon.
  • [Election]KY3: Survey predicts most support in Nov. 6 election. A new KY3 poll from Survey USA shows a likely outcome to this Tuesday’s  election in Missouri. The results indicate 51% of 700 people surveyed would vote for Senator Claire McCaskill to stay in office…defeating Republican Representative Todd Akin, who has 36%t approval.  Libertarian Jonathan Dine has 8%. In the race for Missouri governor, SurveyUSA reports 48% of people surveyed want Governor Jay Nixon to stay in office over Republican challenger Dave Spence. Spence took 39% in the poll. As for the race for the White House, Republican Mitt Romney is poised to take the Show-Me State.  The survey shows him with 50-percent of voter support, compared to President Barack Obama with 43-percent. The margin of error on all of the results range from 3.7% to 4.1% percent.  SurveyUSA broke those results down further into different demographics, such as gender, age and income.  You can find the complete results HERE.
  • KMSU: City councilman Thomas Bieker resigns. Springfield City Councilman Thomas Bieker resigned his position Friday, effective immediately. According to Mayor Bob Stephens, Bieker and his wife recently bought a property whose backyard lies inside City limits, but the mailbox is outside city limits. According to state law, if then the address is outside city limits, Bieker is ineligible to serve on Council.
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