Daily brief (3/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

ShowersThere’s a 40 percent chance of showers today, with thunderstorms possible this afternoon. High will be 50.

Tonight, rain is likely, and temperatures will drop into the 30s. Tomorrow will continue to be cold and wet, with a high of 41.

Don’t forget to spring forward: Last night was Daylight Saving Time. Be sure to turn your clocks forward an hour.

Also, the Missouri State Lady Bears (23-9) play at 2:05 p.m. today against the University of Northern Iowa (26-5) for the Missouri Valley Conference championship.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Loved ones lay Ozarks soldier to rest. Army Spc. Christopher Stark, 22, of Monett, died from injuries after an IED exploded on Feb. 28 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was remembered Saturday by friends and family. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KY3, KSPR)
  • KY3: Convoy of Hope sends team to Japan. The Springfield-based charity is sending an assessment team to Japan to determine how best to help the country. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Wet or dry theaters? April 5 vote will decide. On April 5, Springfield voters will decide whether alcohol may be served in the city’s movie multiplexes.
  • SGFNews: Interview with chairman of Live Free Springfield. Dave Myers, the chairman of the primary group opposing Springfield’s proposed smoking ban, talked about the group’s mission and strategy before the April 5 vote on whether to ban smoking in Springfield’s restaurants and bars.
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