Daily brief (4/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny and unseasonably warm, with a high of 83. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this morning.

Winds will be strong, with gusts of up to 28 mph.

A 40 percent chance of precipitation remains tomorrow; otherwise, it will be partly sunny with a high of 81. Rain chances will remain for the rest of the week into the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Sheriff to give update on Willingham murder case. A year ago today, Donald and Helen Willingham of Willard were found dead in their southwest Springfield home; the attack appeared to be random. Today, Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott will hold a news conference with an update in the case.
  • News-Leader: City looking to improve two major intersections. The city of Springfield, with the help of the Missouri Department of Transportation, is considering adding a diverging-diamond intersection at Kansas Expressway and James River Expressway, as well as adding lanes and improvements to Glenstone Avenue north of James River.
  • KY3: Unlicensed day-cares may face increased regulation. Bills making their way through the Missouri General Assembly would add more regulations for unlicensed day-cares, including increasing the fine for watching too many children to $10,000.
  • KSPR: Taney County flood victims fighting bureaucracy. A year after the Taney County floods, some victims are still waiting on federal payments for their damaged homes.

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