Daily brief (2/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

Storms ripped through the area overnight, causing damage and injuries throughout the Ozarks. Branson and Buffalo schools have closed because of the storms.

At least one person is dead after a mobile home park in Buffalo was hit by an apparent tornado. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3News-Leader)

Skies should clear today, and it will be sunny with a high of 65. Winds will remain strong, and gusts could hit up to 32 mph. Tonight will remain clear, and the low will dip to 38.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, and the high will approach 70. A chance of thunderstorms pops up Friday, but the weekend should be sunny and mild.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Hackers affiliated with Anonymous say they hit city site. The hackers who broke into the city of Springfield’s website and swiped information on 2,100 people claimed affiliation with the group Anonymous. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KY3: Dozens of Branson businesses hiring seasonal workers early. Several Branson businesses say they did better than expected over the holiday season and plan on hiring more workers as the traditional tourism season approaches.
  • OzarksFirst: State to make certain fishing waders illegal. New state regulations will prevent people from using porous or felt-soled waders in state-owned trout-fishing areas. The new rule is designed to limit the spread of “rock snot,” a type of invasive algae.
  • KSMU: Absentee ballots now available. Absentee ballots for Greene County’s April 3 election are now available. On the ballot: Board members for Ozarks Technical Community College, as well as city and school issues.
  • News-Leader: Survivor pushing for CPR training. A Wheaton teacher saved by CPR is urging lawmakers to approve a bill requiring all students to learn CPR before graduating from high school.
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