Daily brief (3/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny with a high of 57. Tonight will remain clear, and the low will drop to 42.

Tuesday will be sunny and warm, with a high of 70. Winds will be strong, and clouds will move in Wednesday, with thunderstorms likely by Thursday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Power returns for most Branson customers. Empire District Electric said only 12 customers remain without power after last week’s storms, but much cleanup remains. (Other coverage: KY3News-Leader)
  • OzarksFirst: Dallas County marks progress since tornado.About 130 volunteers helped clear debris and salvage personal items Saturday after last week’s tornadoes.
  • News-Leader: Christian County’s two largest districts seeking waiver. The Nixa and Ozark school districts are seeking waivers to the provisions of No Child Left Behind, saying the law’s provisions hurt students more than they help.
  • KSPR: Man charged with murder of missing north Springfield woman. Prosecutors filed murder charges again Jay Eugene Rothe, 65, who police say admitted to killing Linda Riley, 53, after an argument and burning her body. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst, News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Pain-relief treatments at heart of dispute. Several bills being considered by the Missouri General Assembly could prohibit certified nurse anesthetists from providing many procedures to ease acute pain.
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