Daily brief (4/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, with a high around 74 expected.

It will be a rainy Easter weekend; rain is expected each day over the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Monday afternoon for several area counties, including Greene, Christian, Webster, and Taney.

Today is also Earth Day, and several area organizations are hosting events to honor the day to support sustainability.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Press conference today for missing couple. Authorities plan on updating the case of Rebecca and Russell Porter today. The Willard couple has been missing since Sunday, and investigators are calling the circumstances suspicious. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR)
  • KY3: Metal thieves target pickup tailgates. Law-enforcement officials are encouraging pickup owners to buy tailgate locks to prevent metal thieves from lifting steel tailgates.
  • News-Leader: Family kisses baby goat to honor late mom’s bet. Before she died after an ATV wreck, Leasha DeCamp, principal of Hubble Elementary in Marshfield, had promised to kiss a baby goat if her school reached its fund-raising goal. With the goal reached, her family members stepped in Thursday.
  • KSMU: Area Jews observe Passover. As many Christians prepare for Easter, area Jews have been observing the Passover holiday, meant to recount the Jews’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt.
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