Daily brief (4/27): Top picks from the Springfield media

More rain is expected today, but a break in the clouds is expected tomorrow.

There’s a 70 percent chance of precipitation, with the possibility of a thunderstorm. A flood warning remains in effect for small streams throughout the Ozarks, including in Greene, Christian, and Webster counties.

Today’s high is expected to be 55.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Water Patrol asks boaters to stay off Taneycomo, Table Rock. The Missouri Water Patrol is concerned about hazardous water conditions and potential damage to docks. (Other flood coverage: OzarksFirst, KY3, KSPR)
  • KSMU: Health Department awards its first ‘Child Safe Facility’ designation. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has given its first Child Safe Facility designation to Little Angels Learning Academy in Battlefield. The designation means the facility meets special requirements for immunizations, safety, and emergency preparedness.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Nixa schools set example with student wellness program. Students are walking and eating healthy lunches in the Nixa School District as part of a districtwide program to promote wellness.
  • News-Leader: Couple did missionary work. Don and Helen Willingham, who were attacked and killed Monday in their Greene County home, were missionaries who traveled the world. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • KSPR: Public input wanted for Springfield’s strategic plan. An open house is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mediacom Ice Park on East Trafficway.
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