Daily brief (5/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny with a high of 79. And expect a similar forecast for the next several days.

The temperature will get gradually warmer: A high of 81 is expected tomorrow, and a high of 83 is expected Thursday. Lows will be in the 50s and 60s over the next week.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Authorities searching for fugitive in Greene County. Matthew James Allen, 27, of Nixa fled last night into the woods near the 2400 block of  Peach Tree Lane (North Highway 125). Allen is described as white, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and wearing a gray t-shirt and black athletic shorts. Residents at 125 and YY are urged to lock up all buildings. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Rolla soldier killed in Afghanistan. Pfc. Richard McNulty III of Rolla, who graduated from Rolla High School in 2010, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Saturday. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Care to Learn hits milestone. In its five years, Care to Learn of Springfield has supplied 100,000 children in the Ozarks with food, supplies, and health care.
  • KSPR: City Council to meet in special session today. Proposed rules under consideration today would change some of the procedures for getting an amendment to the Springfield City Charter on the ballot. Among the proposed changes: Having five Springfield residents be sponsors of the initiative.
  • News-Leader: Some say sound walls making noise worse. Some residents of Cinnamon Square near U.S. 65 say the sound wall across from their neighborhood reflects sound toward their homes, making the highway noise worse than before.
  • OzarksFirst: $2.8 million grant to help build safe rooms in Joplin. Missouri is providing $2.8 million to help build safe rooms in Joplin schools that can withstand tornado-force winds. (Other coverage: KY3)
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