Daily brief (5/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 86. A steady south breeze will cut some of the heat, and gusts of close to 30 mph are possible.

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast tomorrow. It will be mostly cloudy, and a high of 82 is expected.

But the rain should clear by Monday, and next week is expected to be like this one: sunny with highs in the 70s and 80s.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Authorities capture fugitive. Matthew James Allen, 27, of Nixa was captured in the 2300 block of West Lakota Street in Springfield after four days on the run. He is wanted on at least three warrants, including first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Farm land prices reaching record highs. Farm land prices have been increasing in the Ozarks, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and though some farmers are selling their land, demand remains high.
  • KSPR: Bolivar pool over budget, behind schedule. Bolivar’s new aquatic center is $2 million over budget, and the project missed its May 1 deadline.
  • KSMU: United Arab Emirates contributes $5 million to Mercy Hospital in Joplin. The small Persian Gulf country of United Arab Emirates has contributed $5 million to build a new neonatal intensive care unit at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

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