Daily brief (5/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

The streak of nice days will continue into the weekend.

Today will be sunny with a high of 82. The rest of the week will be much of the same, with sunny skies and highs in the 80s. Lows overnight will dip to the 60s.

The next chance of rain moves into the forecast on Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Authorities still hunting for fugitive. Law-enforcement officials tracked Matthew James Allen, 27, to the Nixa area on Tuesday after he was reportedly seen around noon. Three Nixa schools including the high school were locked down while authorities searched for Allen. They aren’t sure whether he is armed, but they are presuming he has a weapon. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri lawmakers give final approval to adding cell phones to no-call list. The Missouri Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a measure that will add cell phones to the state’s no-call list. The House approved the bill last month. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Sheriff defends deputies’ actions in video. Stone County Sheriff Richard Hill says his deputies acted appropriately in a recorded arrest that has made its way to the Internet.
  • KY3: Illegal panhandling targeted by Springfield police. Nine people were arrested this week as police cracked down on panhandlers asking people for money.
  • KSPR: Work to begin on new traffic signal east of MSU. Construction is scheduled to begin next week on a new traffic signal at National Avenue and Monroe Street.
  • KSMU: Bolivar law firm to celebrate 100 years. Douglas, Haun, and Heidemann has been on the Bolivar square near the Polk County Courthouse since 1912. Partner Kerry D. Douglas, a third-generation attorney, is continuing the firm started by his grandfather.

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