Daily brief (2/26): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and warm, but breezy. Gusts could reach speeds of more than 30 mph, and a high of 60 is expected.

Tomorrow will be sunny and continue the trend of warm days, but a 30 percent chance of rain moves into the forecast tomorrow night. Rain and thunderstorms are likely Tuesday, but skies should clear by Wednesday, making for a mild end to the week.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: MSU-West Plains gets biggest gift in university history. Lorene Thompson Brooks donated her entire estate, valued at $4 million, to Missouri State University-West Plains for need-based scholarships. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: New air-assault training program at Camp Crowder. Dozens of Missouri National Guard soldiers will head to Camp Crowder in Neosho to take the first air-assault training program offered by the Guard.
  • News-Leader: Tourism copes with soaring gas prices. Springfield and Branson are offering travel vouchers to visitors to help offset the rising cost of gas prices.
  • KY3: Lebanon business celebrates 75 years. The family-owned Cackle Hatchery in downtown Lebanon has specialized in raising and shipping poultry.
  • News-Leader: Counselor helps children coping with addiction, abuse. Therapist Sarah Johnson has spent her career counseling children battling addiction and abuse.

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