Daily brief (4/17): Top picks from the Springfield media

WeatherToday will be a good one for the outdoors: Mostly sunny, with a high around 71. It will be breezy, though, with gusts of up to 33 mph.

Clouds and rain chances return tomorrow. The high will be around 73.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Travel costs trigger MSU audit. Questions about a trip to Ghana and Morocco by Missouri State University Provost Belinda McCarthy sparked an audit of travel expenses.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Families trade in bulbs to save. A special program at the Discovery Center in Springfield allowed people to exchange old incandescent bulbs for newer energy-saving ones.
  • KY3: Mount Vernon company recalling spice. B&M Inc. is voluntarily recalling glass bottle of tumeric sold at Target Stores because of high levels of lead. The product, under the Archer Farms label, was sold from June 2009 to February of this year. (Other coverage: KSPR)

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