Daily brief (5/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high of 86. Gusts could reach speeds of up to 25 mph. A 30 percent chance of precipitation is also in the forecast for today.

Skies should clear tonight, making way for a clear, sunny day tomorrow. Tomorrow’s high is expected to hit 89.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, although a slight chance of rain will re-enter the forecast. Clouds are expected to move in Monday, with rain possible.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Traffic survey results may shape future road projects. The Ozarks Transportation Organization will present a final report (PDF) to City Utilities about ways to improve traffic flow in the Ozarks into 2035.
  • News-Leader: Animal shelter celebrates no-kill streak. The Springfield-Greene County Animal Shelter will celebrate six months without euthanizing an animal today. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KSPR: Christian County examining road-tax distribution.Christian County commissioners want more of a half-cent road tax approved by voters in 1997 to go to the county itself. Now, 75 percent goes to special road districts; the rest goes to the county.
  • KY3: Springfield’s sidewalks in need of repair. To fix all of Springfield’s 575 miles of sidewalks would cost $24 million — more than the city can dedicate to the task.
  • OzarksFirst: Better Business Bureau warns of door-to-door scams. More Ozarkers are reporting door-to-door salespeople offering products and services that they don’t deliver upon, according to the Better Business Bureau.
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