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

WeatherYou couldn’t ask for better Saturday weather.

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 66. Clouds move in tonight, bringing a chance of showers tomorrow. Tomorrow’s high will be a bit cooler, around 55.

Most of next week, though, should be sunny, and the high might crack 70 by week’s end.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Convoy of Hope monitoring Japan’s needs. Convoy officials stand ready to help the country, which was hit by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, but they noted with Japan’s well-developed infrastructure, it may not need Convoy’s assistance. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KY3)
  • KSMU: Greene County recognized for DWI Court. The National Drug Court, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, have named Greene County’s DWI Court an Academy Court. It will serve as a training court for other jurisdictions. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Missouri National Guard teaches agriculture in Afghanistan. Missouri soldiers are teaching Afghans how to improve their farming techniques.
  • News-Leader: Details emerge in Hammons case. Hammons Hotel CEO Jacquie Dowdy has been subpoenaed in the guardianship case of developer John Q. Hammons, who remains in what friends call “involuntary seculsion” in The Manor at Elfindale.
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