Daily brief (4/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, especially after 4 p.m. Some storms could be severe.

It will be mostly cloudy, with a high about 81. Chance of precipitation will be 70 percent, and wind gusts could top 30 mph.

Tomorrow, the skies will clear, and high temperatures will drop to a more seasonable level, in the 60s.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Developers withdraw plan for Christian County development. A plan for a 477-acre development that included an 8,000-seat equestrian arena has been withdrawn after a 3½-hour public meeting with the Christian County Planning and Zoning Commission. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KY3)
  • News-Leader: County officials debate park tax. The proposed measure, which would appear on the August ballot if it proceeds, would add one-eighth of a cent to Greene County’s sales tax to raise funds for the city-county park system.
  • OzarksFirst: No state sales tax on ‘green’ appliances this week. Energy Star-rated appliances are exempt from state sales tax this week.
  • KSPR: Long, McCaskill to visit Springfield today. Rep. Billy Long and Sen. Claire McCaskill will come to Springfield during separate visits today. For more information, call Long’s Springfield office at 889-1800 and McCaskill’s office at 868-8745.
  • KSMU: Medicine-disposal event takes expired medication. Don’t just throw away old medicines; dispose of them properly at a medicine-disposal event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Cox North Hospital parking lot at 1471 N. Benton Ave., and the northwest parking lot of Fassnight Park, 1300 S. Campbell Ave.
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