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

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 86.

It will remain clear tonight, and the biggest full moon of the year will fill the sky as the low dips to 66.

Tomorrow, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast; otherwise it will be mostly sunny with a high of 88. Rain is likely tomorrow night and Monday.

The rain should help cool temperatures down, with highs returning to the more seasonable 70s next week.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: CU looks at bus expansion options. The Ozarks Transportation Organization noted City Utilities could make a number of affordable improvements to the bus system, including adding a Nixa-Ozark route and providing more punctual service in Springfield. An expanded route through Battlefield and Republic was another long-term suggestion as well. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KY3: Springfield legislators cosponsor sexual-orientation bill. Reps. Charlie Denison and Eric Burlison are cosponsors of a Missouri House bill that would forbid discussion of sexual orientation in “instruction, material, or extracurricular activity” in school.
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri attorney general files suit against travel company. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed suit against Present America Tours LLC to recover the $360,000 for a Willard band trip.
  • KSPR: Demand for storm shelters on the rise. Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand for storm shelters in Branson, Joplin, and other parts of the country.
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