Daily brief (11/21): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be cloudy and cool, with a high of 50. A chance of rain and thunderstorms remains throughout the day, and tonight, heavy rain is expected.

A flash-flood watch is in effect tonight for several counties including Greene, Christian, and Webster, with two to four inches expected in some areas. Rain chances remain tomorrow, but Wednesday should be sunny, with a high of 55.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: State revises graduation rates. A new mandate requiring high schools to count their graduates in the same way shows lower graduation rates, as it tallies only those who have graduated in four years.
  • KSPR: Strafford John Deere plant adding jobs. John Deere Reman, which remanufactures John Deere engines, is building a $14 million facility in Strafford that will employ 55 people over the next five years. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: More volunteers needed for volunteer firewood effort. Hearts to Hearth, a local charity that helps cut firewood for families in need, needs more volunteers.
  • OzarksFirst: Diverging diamond intersection opening in Branson. A new diverging-diamond intersection has opened in Branson at Missouri Highway 248 and U.S. 65. (Other coverage: KY3, News-Leader)
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