Daily brief (4/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be breezy and much cooler, with a high in the mid-50s. Temperatures will drop into the high 30s tonight.

Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. The warmup continues Sunday, with highs pushing into the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Grant helps St. John’s patients get health care. St. John’s has received a $500,000 grant to help some patients receive rural care through a telemedicine system.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Springfield School Board approves June 3 as final school day. The school board on Thursday agreed to extend the school year to June 3 to make up for six school days missed because of weather.
  • News-Leader: Commission, mayor speak out against threats. The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights in Springfield has issued a statement asking residents to stand against the threats against the Islamic Center of Springfield. A threatening letter and three burned Qurans were found there earlier this week.
  • KSMU: Forsyth company named exporter of the year. National Enzyme Company, the oldest enzyme company in North America, received the Missouri Exporter of the Year award from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
  • KSPR: Greene County officials investigating two suspicious fires.  The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two suspicious fires in Bois D’Arc. A barn and garage were burned off Farm Road 39. If you have any information about the fires, call the department at 868-4040.
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