Daily brief (4/11): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny and cooler, with a high of 62.

Tonight will remain clear, but a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms moves into the forecast tomorrow. A high of 62 is expected.

A 30 percent chance of showers remains Friday. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 73, and thunderstorms are likely through the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Bill would allow concealed weapons on buses, trains. State lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on public buses or trains.
  • News-Leader: Outdoor Academy raises concerns from neighbors. Some neighbors of a proposed Bass Pro Outdoor Academy in Taney County voiced concerns about noise from its proposed gun range.
  • KY3: MSU professor offers gardening advice. Dr. Clydette Alsup-Egbers, a horticulture professor at Missouri State University, suggest growing tomato plants upside-down.
  • KSPR: Tent caterpillars hitting the Ozarks. Eastern tent caterpillars are hitting trees around the Ozarks. Specialists say the caterpillars — which created a webbed bag around parts of trees — won’t harm the tree; those who want to remove them should use a stick to pull them down.
  • KSMU: MoDOT seeking input on rail plan. The Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Springfield from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce to review its 20-year framework for rail in the state.
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