Daily brief (5/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will continue the string of nice days in the area.

It will be sunny and mild, with a high of 71. Tonight will be another cool evening, as the low dips to 46. Expect more of the same for the next few days; the next chance of rain enters the forecast Saturday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Stephens sworn in as new mayor. Bob Stephens, who was first elected a city councilman in 2009, has become Springfield’s mayor after Jim O’Neal abruptly resigned after Monday’s meeting. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Murder suspect sought by police.Authorities have charged Joshua Kirkland Brown, 21, with the weekend shooting death of Javon Carter, 20, but Brown has not yet been captured. He is 170 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He has “Veronda” tattooed on his left inner forearm. Anyone with information about him should call (417) 864-TIPS.
  • KY3: Route 66 landmark reopens in Carthage. The Boots Motel has reopened in Carthage and is undergoing renovation.
  • OzarksFirst: Southwest Missouri seeing abundance of ticks. Eldon Cole of the University of Missouri Extension Service says the tick population seems more abundant this year because of the mild winter.

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