Daily brief (3/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

The string of pleasant days will continue through the weekend. Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78. Tonight will remain clear, with a low dipping to 57.

Tomorrow will be another sunny day, with a high of 82, and the temperature will climb to 85 on Sunday. A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms is expected Monday.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Ozark fire chief says department needs more firefighters.As Ozark continues to grow, the city’s fire chief, Darren White, says more firefighters are needed to help meet the protection needs.
  • KSPR: Some City Utilities’ customers will see lower bills this year.City Utilities says its natural gas customers should see lower bills this summer compared with last year because of lower natural-gas costs.
  • KSMU: Drivers should expect two-way traffic between Ozark and Branson. Two 1 1/2-mile sections of U.S. 65 between Ozark and Branson will be two-lane for construction work through July, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
  • News-Leader: Operator of several area restaurants files for bankruptcy. Swisshelm Group Inc., which operates restaurants in Springfield as well as Florida, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which calls for a liquidation of assets. The company owned San Francisco Oven and was reportedly in the process of selling its Ebbets Field restaurants.

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