Daily brief (3/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today brings a 90% chance of occasional showers and a thunderstorm before 7 a.m., with a chance of showers and thunderstorms continuing through noon. After noon, a slight chance of showers continues. Wind chill values register as low as 28 early, with a high today near 48. A southeast wind between 10 and 15 mph prevails, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch can be expected, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight brings a 30% chance of showers and a low around 37, with wind chill values as low as 31. Winds shift to the east between 9 and 11 mph.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: City Council candidates to meet at forum next week. The public is invited to a Springfield City Council candidate forum March 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Academy, 515 W. Scott St. The forum is hosted by the Urban Neighborhoods Alliance and Caring Communities.
  • KY3: State grant will fund biking, hiking trails in southwest Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon announced four grants totaling more than $290,000 to help construct bicycle and pedestrian trails in southwest Missouri.

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Flyover ramps open today at 60/65 interchange. Drivers passing through the Springfield area’s busiest interchange are going to notice big changes in traffic patterns today. The Missouri Department of Transportation has opened two new flyover ramps for the 60/65 interchange. (Other coverage KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Plato sits at center of county’s population. Shifting population patterns and geographical chance converged to make Plato the center of the U.S. population distribution based on 2010 census data. (Other coverage OzarksFirst, KY3)

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