Daily brief (5/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy with a high of 80.

Tomorrow, thunderstorms are likely, as high temperatures are expected to drop into the 60s.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: JQH Arena task force to share findings today. The task force will share its findings with Missouri State University’s Board of Governors at 3 p.m. today. The arena has been operating at a loss since opening in 2008.
  • KSMU: Stamp Out Hunger drive is Saturday. Mail carriers around the country will be collecting donated bags of food on Saturday as part of their annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
  • KY3: Missing Pulaski County woman found dead. Deborah Cirrincione, 54, who had been missing for two weeks, was found in her Jeep in the Gasconade River. Cirrincione had suffered from brain cancer, which caused seizures.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Missouri elk shooting rules under consideration. The Missouri Legislature is considering amendments that would detail whether farmers or other landowners could shoot elk that enter their property.
  • News-Leader: Physician named temporary guardian in Hammons case. Dr. James Coulter, an internal medicine specialist with 43 years’ medical experience, is now providing independent medical advice to the court regarding the guardianship of Springfield developer John Q. Hammons. 
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