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Daily brief (11/14): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny, with a high near 55. Wind chill values as low as 32 early.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 31.

Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Wind chill values as low as 29 early.

Thursday night will bring partly cloudy skies, with a low around 34.

The weekend will be mild with sunny skies. The temperatures will reach the 60’s during the day and the mid 30’s at night.

The next chance of rain is still on track for Sunday night and Monday, nothing major.

Temperatures look to be in the 60s again for Thanksgiving.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Fire officials warn of home heating dangers, carbon monoxide. As homeowners start turning up the heat fire officials are warning residents that carbon monoxide can leak in with the heat. Fire officials say it’s because you can’t see or smell carbon monoxide but it can make you sick. This time of year they say more of the dangerous gas can leak into homes in high amounts.  There are two things you can do so that doesn’t happen. Have a service tech do a regular check of those heating utilities where the carbon is coming from to stop dangerous levels from getting in, and have a working carbon monoxide detector. Other safety inspectors also suggest to look for the UL label on the back of the detector. That means the detector was tested and certified to warn you before you get sick. For more tips on how to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning click here.
  • KY3: Veterans can receive free health screening in Marshfield this week. The Webster County Health Unit will check blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index of any active or non-active servicemember. The screenings start this morning at 7:30 and will take place through the rest of the week. The health center is at 233 Washington Street in Marshfield.
  • News-Leader: Hope Connection event for homeless is set for today. More than 250 volunteers from a mix of organizations will help 350 or more homeless people navigate a host of services — housing, healthcare and hygiene among them — as a part of the Hope Connection event set for today at the Springfield Expo Center. Community Partnership’s Continuum of Care, United Way, Mercy, Burrell Behavioral Health, Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC) and Convoy of Hope have collaborated to offer more than 30 direct services that include legal, education, employment, and more.

Hope Connection

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Springfield Expo Center
A one-day, one-stop service site for the community’s homeless population to access services.


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