Daily brief (4/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

More rain and thunderstorms are likely today as a low-pressure system remains over the area. A high of 70 is expected.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for several Ozarks counties, including Greene, Christian and Webster. Several county roads in Barry and McDonald counties have been closed because of flooding, and a few school districts including Pierce City and Bradleyville have canceled classes because of closed roads.

Howell County and West Plains received some of the heaviest rainfall and experienced some of the worst flood damage over the weekend. One Ozark County man died after being swept off a bridge.

Share your flooding photos with us, and we’ll post them here and on Facebook.

Other picks

  • News-Leader: Hospital system provides online resource for schools. The Springfield School District will begin using HealthTeacher, an online health resource for teachers to use in their classrooms. The health literacy program is connected to Sisters of Mercy Health System.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Family of missing Willard couple holds vigil. The families of Rebecca and Russell Porter gathered together for a prayer vigil Sunday night, hoping for the safe return of the couple who have been missing since last week.
  • KY3: Heroes’ welcome for two Camdenton soldiers. Sgt. Terry Roderick and Specialist Kaleb Robertson returned from Afghanistan to a heroes’ welcome in Camden County this weekend.

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