Daily brief (4/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

Clouds will clear today, becoming mostly sunny with a high of 62.

But the clouds will return this evening, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms that will continue tomorrow. Chance of precipitation will be 80 percent tomorrow.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: CU vows to step up streetlight inspections. Two light poles have fallen in the past two weeks in Springfield, and though City Utilities has no regular schedule for checking the poles, the municipal utility plans on conducting a systemwide survey. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSPR: Developers not abandoning Christian County arena idea. Though developers pulled plans for a 477-acre equine center in northeastern Christian County, they may try to find another spot within the county. 
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Family plans to pass out fliers on missing couple. Rebecca and Russell Porter of Willard have not been heard from since Sunday evening, and authorities say the circumstances of their disappearance are suspicious. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Three finalists for CU general manager position. Two CU insiders and an attorney from Memphis, Tenn., are in the running to become the next general manager at City Utilities. (Other coverage: KSMU, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: MSU provost faces critical Faculty Senate. At Tuesday’s meeting, Missouri State faculty members raised questions about Provost Belinda McCarthy’s travel and her management style.

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