Daily brief (12/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.scttsra20

Tonight will be a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

A cold front will move through after dark tonight, bringing with it a few showers and storms.  Despite the warmth, this doesn’t appear to be a setup for severe weather.  The front will move out of the region early on Tuesday, with highs still near 60 degrees and lows around 30.

Temperatures stay the same until Friday, when they lower to the mid 50s and stay there for the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Help fund special projects for SPS students. During this giving season, you can help Springfield teachers with special classroom projects for students, the district set up a new website to spark a positive change. The Pick-A-Project website lets memebrs of the community choose a project they’d like to help Springfield Publis Schools fund. There are about 20 projects listed on there right now that were submitted by teachers and faculty at Springfield Public Schools. When you click on them they give you a brief synopsis of what the project is and why the teacher thinks it will be beneficial for his or her students. If you’d like to donate, click here to go to the Pick-A-Project website.
  • OzarksFirst: Ford recalls Escapes, Fusions for fire hazard. 
    Ford Motor Company is recalling thousands of it’s Escape SUVs and Fusion cars because of a fire hazard. The car maker says there have been reports of overheating and fires in models with the 1.6 liter ecoboost engine. The model year is 2013. Ford says it’s working on a way to fix the problem. Ford is asking owners to contact a dealer as soon as possible to arrange for a free loaner vehicle.
  • KSPR: Salvation Army will begin taking applications for holiday assistance. Starting today, The Salvation Army is taking applications for families that need a little help. The organization is donating toys and winter weather needs for children, blankets for senior citizens and food to make a Christmas meal. Applications can be dropped off today at the main Springfield location at 1707 Chestnut Expressway in Springfield. For more information, call the Salvation Army at (417) 862-5509.

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