Daily brief (5/11): Top picks from the Springfield media

There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Skies will be partly sunny with a high of 83. It will be breezy, with gusts of up to 21 mph.

Rain chances linger through Saturday, and temperatures will cool down as we head into the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Benefit concert to help Branson victims. A concert and auction all day today at Waxy O’Shea’s at Branson Landing will benefit victims of the recent Taney County flooding.
  • KY3: EPA takes water samples in the Rogersville area. More than a year after trichloroethylene was found in area wells, a search for the chemical source continues.
  • News-Leader: YMCA opposes park district’s family center project. Y CEO Brad Toft says the Springfield-Greene County Park Board doesn’t need to build a family center six minutes away from the Pat Jones Y in south Springfield.
  • KSPR: New Springfield brewery set to open. Mother’s Brewery, a locally owned craft brewery in Springfield, plans to host a number of tasting events in the coming days.
  • News-Leader: Nursing-home death under investigation. Authorities are investigating the death of an 81-year-old woman who died after crawling out of a window at the Springfield Skilled Care Center.
  • OzarksFirst: Proposed school budget focuses on teacher pay, benefits. The new budget for the Springfield School District shows an expected $2 million increase in revenue next year. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KSPR)
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