Daily brief (4/27): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy and cooler with a high of 71. A 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms will last throughout the day, and wind gusts will approach 40 mph.

Rain chances remain tonight, as the low is expected to dip to 60.

A chance of rain remains in the forecast through next Tuesday. Highs will be in the 70s, and skies should clear by Wednesday.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Economic momentum pushes Springfield ahead. According to the Springfield Business Development Corp., manufacturing and average wages have been rising in the Springfield area, and 12,000 jobs were created in the past 12 months.
  • OzarksFirst: Neighbors turn to each other for help. A new Springfield program called Neighbor for Neighbor has begun as an effort to encourage neighbors to help each other. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: New Table Rock Dam visitors center opens today. The $10 million Dewey Short Visitor Center, built largely with stimulus money, will open at 10:30 a.m. today. It replaces a previous center that was built in 1975.
  • KSPR: 500 summer jobs available at parks. Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the state’s parks will be hiring 500 people aged 17-23 for its youth corps program. The state is taking applications beginning May 1.

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