Daily brief (4/2): Top picks from the Springfield media

We’ll have one more warm, sunny day today before a cold front and rain chances bring the highs back into the low 70s and upper 60s. Today’s high will be 84.

Tomorrow will be another warm one, with a high of 76, but skies will turn partly sunny and bring a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Precipitation is likely after 1 p.m.

Thunderstorms are likely Tuesday night and Wednesday, with up to a half inch of rain possible. Rain chances remain Thursday, but skies should turn partly sunny. High will be in the mid 60s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Branson celebrates centennial. The Leap Day tornado didn’t stop the centennial show. Branson kicked off its 100th birthday celebration on Sunday at its new Centennial Museum at Main Street and Veterans Boulevard. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Commercial Street restaurant Savor closes. Owner Erik Kinkade says Savor was a success, but the eatery and the Loft Martini Lounge took too much time to run.
  • KSPR: Ozark Fire District asks voters to approve tax hike. The Ozark Fire District says it needs more staff and updated equipment to meet the growing city’s needs. Voters will decideTuesday whether to approve a 25-cent property-tax hike.
  • News-Leader: Ozark Greenways hoping to see more trails. Lori Tack, program coordinator for Ozark Greenways, says interest in trails for bikes and walking is at an all-time high in the area, but the nonprofit organization — now in its 21st year — needs more volunteers.
  • KSMU: Tower climbers face danger to keep cell phones connected. Throughout the Ozarks, tower climbers like Brian Thomas head toward the sky to work on cell phone towers to make sure the signal stays on.

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