Daily brief (4/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy, with showers or thunderstorms likely after 1 p.m. The high will be 62.

Rain chances dip to 20 percent tonight, and Easter Sunday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday will be another nice day, with sunny skies and a high of 70.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: MU considers Springfield for clinical program. The University of Missouri School of Medicine would allow students to spend their final two years of medical school working with doctors at CoxHealth and Mercy Hospital Springfield. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Passover celebration has begun. Passover, the eight-day celebration to remember the exodus of the Hebrew people from Egypt, started at sundown Friday and continues into next week.
  • KY3: New proposal geared toward outdoor enthusiasts. Bass Pro Shops wants to put a multimillion-dollar facility called the Outdoor Academy in Taney County. The 1,000-acre outdoor campus would be across from Big Cedar Lodge and offer hiking trails, horse stables, and a shooting range.
  • KSPR: Ozark to lose fire station after failed ballot proposal. Ozark’s Fire Station No. 3, staffed by one firefighter off Highway W, will close after a proposed tax increase for more firefighters failed this week at the polls.
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