Daily brief (3/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

Chance of thunderstormsToday will start off warm, reaching a high of 68. But a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves in after noon.

The rain system will knock temperatures back down to more seasonal levels. The low will be around freezing tonight, and tomorrow’s high will hit 42. The colder temperatures will bring a chance of flurries on Saturday as well.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Proposed MSU walkway sparks disagreement. At a Thursday meeting, some residents said the existing crosswalk at National Avenue is enough for pedestrians. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX], KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: Security breach puts some MSU student data online. Missouri State University mistakenly put personal data from more than 6,000 students online. It is now offering to pay for identity insurance for those affected. (Other coverage: KY3, KSMU)
  • News-Leader: Nationally known autism advocate comes to Drury. Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University, came to Springfield Thursday and talked about her struggle to learn to live with autism. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • KY3: Missouri legislature ponders new teacher-pay plan. The proposed bill would give teachers longer contracts and better pay.

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