Daily brief (3/31): Top picks from the Springfield media

A warm, sunny weekend is in store, with the possibility of some record-breaking temperatures.

Today’s high will hit 82, and tomorrow will be even warmer, with a high of 86. Monday will be continued sunny and warm, with a high of 86. A chance of thunderstorms enters the forecast Monday night, and cooler temperatures are expected Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows are not expected to dip to freezing, however.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: MSU tuition will rise in the fall. The Missouri State University Board of Governors agreed to a 3.3 percent increase in tuition, pushing fees to $200 per credit hour for the fall. Graduate tuition will rise to $242, from $227. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst | MSU forms search committee for new president: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Joplin wants homeowners to show rebuilding progress. The city of Joplin wants to move from demolition to rebuilding, but several structures around town have yet to be knocked down. The city plans on demolishing those buildings — at the owner’s expense — if they’re not knocked down soon.
  • KSPR: Missouri college students taking longer to graduate. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, 29% of Missouri college students graduate in four years.
  • KY3: Linn Creek businessman to host History Channel show. Linn Creek auctioneer Rick Bryant will host a new show on the History Channel called “$OLD,” about his business behind the scenes.
  • News-Leader: Should pseudoephedrine be prescription-only? A proposed Missouri law in the legislature would require prescriptions for medicines containing pseudoephedrine as way to battle Missouri’s meth-lab problem. But not everyone favors the proposal.
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