Daily brief (3/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Cloudy and breezyToday will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with winds from the south at 13 to 16 mph, increasing to 22 to 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Today’s high will reach 79.

There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, mainly before 10 p.m., with overnight lows around 51. Overnight, the south winds decrease to between 8 and 11 mph. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph through the night.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Greene County considers new jail. Some Greene County commissioners say what the county needs is a new minimum security jail to ease overcrowding and cut costs. Greene County is considering a jail expansion. This decision could mean creating a minimum security facility.
  • News-Leader: Long-term plan for Springfield call center unknown as local facility awaits potential merger. The proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA won’t have an immediate effect on T-Mobile’s Springfield call center. T-Mobile has no official word on what will happen at its call centers, including the one in Springfield.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: City Council approves metal sales tracking. Springfield City Council voted Monday night in favor of a new tracking system for scrap metal purchases. The bill requires an electronic database through the Springfield Police Department to record sales or trades of all metal, regardless of type or kind. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Get to know your Springfield City Council candidate at forum. City Council hopefuls will answer questions at a forum tonight at the Library Center on South Campbell Avenue.
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