Daily brief (4/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

20% chanceToday will be partly sunny, with a high of 73. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast after 1 p.m.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a continued chance of showers and thunderstorms, but the clouds will clear some by tomorrow. Friday should be nice: Partly sunny, with a high topping 80.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Team sent to Mark Twain National Forest to manage wildfires. The area has seen more than 76 wildfires that have burned 12,000 acres this year, more than double the usual amount for an entire year.
  • KY3: Missouri House approves plan for new congressional districts. The new eight-district map, being redrawn after Missouri lost a congressional district because of population changes, would add all of Polk, Douglas, and Ozark counties to the 7th District.
  • KSMU: Missouri extends tax deadline to April 18. The extension comes because a federal holiday falls on Saturday April 16 and will be observed the day before.
  • News-Leader: Christian County coroner resigns. Christian County Coroner Arthur Dean Adams resigned effective today, citing family reasons. Adams was halfway through his second four-year term.
  • KSPR: Republic town-hall meeting on water, sewer rates. A study conducted on the city’s water and sewer rates will be presented at a town-hall meeting at 6 tonight in the Republic Community Center on Miller Road.

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