Daily brief (3/14): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be another warm, partly sunny day. A high of 78 is expected.

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms also moves into the forecast, and winds will pick up, gusting up to 30 mph.

Rain chances increase to 40 percent tomorrow, which will be another warm day with a high of 77. A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms will linger through Friday and Saturday, and highs will remain in the mid to upper 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: EPA adds Rogersville well to federal Superfund list. The Compass Plaza strip mall well in Rogersville has been added to the federal Superfund cleanup list by the federal Environmental Protection Agency after investigators found trichloroethylene in the water. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • News-Leader: New Public Safety Center under way in Greene County. A new $19.7 million Public Safety Center will house the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management and the county’s 911 dispatch center.
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri lawmakers propose cutting Medicaid funding for the blind. State lawmakers are considering cutting $28 million that helps some blind people offset some of their health-care costs.
  • OzarksFirst: Romney visits Missouri in advance of caucuses. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped in St. Louis and Kansas City for fund-raisers as Missouri’s county-level caucuses were beginning. Most will take place on Saturday, although some are scheduled take place next week.

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