Daily brief (4/6): Top picks from the Springfield media

WindyToday will be warm and breezy, with a high of 75.

With such dry, windy conditions, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning to discourage burning in several counties, including Greene and Christian counties. Outdoor fires could quickly spread out of control in these conditions.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a high around 73, but the skies will clear for Friday.

Election results

Springfield voters approved a stricter smoking ban (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KY3, KSPR) that eliminates smoking in all restaurants and bars, although a representative of Live Free Springfield, a group against the ban, expected legal challenges to the ordinance. Voters also accepted a measure preventing alcohol sales in family movie theaters.

Springfield voters also chose members of the City Council (Rushefsky and Burlison [incumbents] and Compton [new]) and school board (Prater [incumbent] and Fredrick [new]).

For full election results: News-Leader, KSMU, KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]

Other picks

  • OzarksFirst: Plans under way for Missouri health-insurance exchange. Missouri lawmakers are working to develop a health-insurance exchange to help all Missourians get health insurance under the requirements of new federal legislation.
  • News-Leader: Marshfield principal’s funeral set for Friday at high school. Leasha Decamp, principal of Marshfield Elementary, died this weekend after being injured an ATV wreck. A community funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Marshfield High School gymnasium. Classes will be canceled that day. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • KY3: Amish builders rebuild barn at Top of the Rock Golf Course. A 150-year-old barn from Latrobe, Pa., is being reassembled at Top of the Rock Golf Course.
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