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

Today will be mostly cloudy, with showers or thunderstorms likely after 1 p.m. The high will be 74.

A 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms remains tonight, and the low will dip into the lower 50s.

The cooling trend and chance of rain remains tomorrow, with a high of 62 expected. Skies should clear by Friday, with a high of 68.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Greene County voters pass law tax by 2-1 margin. Greene County’s new 1/8-cent law-enforcement sales tax, which will pay for more deputies and prosecutors, passed handily Tuesday night. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst, KSMU | Christian County splits on law tax proposals: News-Leader, OzarksFirst | Greene County turnout low: KSMU | Complete election results: KY3, News-Leader)
  • KSPR: Contractor ready to build diverging diamond at U.S. 65 and Chestnut. One of Springfield’s busiest intersections is about to get a makeover. The project, which begins next week, will cause some traffic disruption through the summer.
  • OzarksFirst: More than 400 tons of debris cleaned up in Branson. In the past week, contractors have picked up more than 400 tons of debris from the Leap Day tornado that swept through Branson.
  • News-Leader: Farmers Park plan emerges. A proposed southeast Springfield development called Farmers Park would combine a year-round farmers market with office, residential, and retail space on Republic Road between Houlihan’s Restaurant and the Hilton Garden Inn.
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