Daily brief (4/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and warm, with a high of 77. But a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast late tonight.

Rain chances continue into tomorrow, and it will be cloudy and cool. The high will be 59.

Skies should clear Saturday, making way for a nice weekend. High will be 62.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Christian County considers options to deal with overcrowded jail. Christian County’s jail was built a decade ago to house 96 inmates; now, the population regularly stays above 100. Sheriff Joey Kyle is considering a number of options, including renting more space, to deal with the overflow since voters rejected a proposed capital improvements tax.
  • OzarksFirst: Branson pays tribute to Dick Clark. Music industry icon Dick Clark died yesterday at age 82, and a candlelight vigil was held outside the American Bandstand Theater in Branson. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • News-Leader: Morel hunters take to the woods. The strange spring weather has made it difficult for the annual hunters of the morel.
  • KSPR: Springfield group pushes for efficient travel. Ozark Greenways has begun a “Let’s Go Smart” campaign to encourage people to find alternate means for short trips, including carpooling, biking and walking.
  • KSMU: Thursday panel will highlight local, community agriculture. Three expert panelists will be at Drury University today to highlight the role of local agriculture.

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