Daily brief (3/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

The next few days will be cloudy and rainy, with about 2-4 inches expected over the period.

Today will be breezy, with gusts of up to 32 mph. A high of 75 is expected. Rain could be heavy tonight, and 1-2 inches of precipitation is possible with thunderstorms.

Periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the low 70s. Some in Taney County are already preparing for the worst (KSPR).

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: McCaskill racks up campaign warchest. Sen. Claire McCaskill reported $5 million in her campaign account at the beginning of the year, more than her Republican rivals put together.
  • KSPR: Work begins today on busy Nixa intersection. Construction is set to begin today on Missouri Highway 14 and Gregg Road in Nixa.
  • KY3: Springfield street to be named for activist. A portion of West Bypass from  Mount Vernon Street to Sunshine Street will be named for Ernest I. Jacob, a concentration-camp survivor and activist in Springfield who worked for equality.
  • OzarksFirst: Orchid growers display plants ahead of spring. The Springfield Orchid Society displayed plants this weekend at its annual orchid show at the Springfield Botanical Center. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month at the South Side Senior Center. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
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