Daily brief (3/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be rainy and colder, with a high of 48. The temperature will start out at its high and drop throughout the day.

A thunderstorm is possible before noon, and up to a half-inch of rain is possible. Winds will be strong, with gusts of up to 31 mph.

Tonight, rain chances drop to 30 percent, and skies will gradually become partly cloudy.

Tomorrow will be sunny with a high of 56, although the morning will start out with temperatures below freezing. Rain is expected to return over the weekend and continue into Monday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Paul, Santorum coming to Springfield on Saturday. Two candidates for the GOP nomination for president — Ron Paul and Rick Santorum — will be coming to Springfield on Saturday for campaign events ahead of the March 17 caucuses. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Stone County seeking ways to warn rural areas of storms. Stone County officials are encouraging residents to use alternative warning methods since the county’s outdated storm sirens were shut off two years ago. 
  • KSPR: Kindergarten registration set to begin. Springfield Public Schools today begins registration for children who will attend kindergarten in the next school year. Registration runs through March 16.
  • KY3: Greene County task force arrests 24 burglary suspects in recent weeks. In the past six weeks, Greene County sheriff’s deputies have arrested 24 burglary suspects. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott created a temporary task force in January in response to a series of home burglaries in the area. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Insurance services available in Branson. Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance will be in Branson through today to answer insurance-related questions for storm victims.
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