Daily brief (5/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny, but a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will linger throughout the day. The high will be 69.

Tomorrow will be a beautiful spring day, with sunny skies and a high of 71.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: State budget talks reach stalemate as deadline looms. The Missouri House and Senate have yet to agree on a $23 billion budget. The General Assembly has until 6 p.m. Friday to pass a budget.
  • KY3: Rise in property assessments shocks some Greene County residents. Property values for some homes rose 15 percent or more, and some say the change in value isn’t correct. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Groundwater being tested for carcinogen. Excessive levels of a dry-cleaning chemical have been found in groundwater near Jordan Valley Park.
  • News-Leader: Real threats or just kid talk? School officials in the Ozarks struggle with young kids who make violent threats.
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