Daily brief (4/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

Thunderstorms are likely today, mainly before 1 p.m. Up to three-quarters of an inch of rain are possible in some areas. A high of 74 is expected.

More rain is possible overnight, after 1 a.m., and rain chances will remain on Tuesday. Highs will be in the 80s the rest of the week. The clouds and rain should clear out by Wednesday.

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Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Special council meeting to tackle smoking-ban amendments. The Springfield City Council will hold a special meeting at noon today in the Busch Municipal Building about proposed amendments to the city’s smoking ban. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: House passes bill reducing whistleblower protections. The Missouri House has passed a bill that limit protections for whistleblowers in the workplace for employees who report or refuse to carry out illegal acts.
  • KSPR: New emergency operations center has green features. The new Springfield-Greene County Emergency Operations Center contains many environmental features, including natural light, low-volume plumbing, and motion-sensor lighting.
  • KY3: Ozark officer shoots stabbing suspect. An Ozark police officer shot a female suspect Sunday evening after a stabbing at a house at Seventh and McCracken. The woman, who was shot after a Taser did not stop her, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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