Daily brief (5/31): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high will be 70.

The low will dip to 47 tonight. Though the clouds will clear tomorrow, the high will be much cooler, hitting 68. After another cool night, Saturday will be partly sunny and warmer, with a high of 78. The next chance of rain crops up Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Report shows racial disparity in traffic stops. Data compiled by a Missouri State University researcher shows blacks are pulled over at a higher rate than whites. Though locations accounts for some of the difference, it doesn’t explain all of the disparity.
  • KY3: Springfield hosts state GOP convention. Republicans will gather in Springfield this Friday and Saturday for the Missouri GOP convention at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center (333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway).
  • KSPR: Six by Six party welcomes new families. The Habitat for Humanity of Springfield will welcome six new families to their homes, which were built over the past month with the help of hundreds of volunteers.
  • OzarksFirst: Police chief calls synthetic drugs ‘epidemic.’ Rolla Police Chief Mark Kearse has seen a rise in the number of incidents involving synthetic drugs.
  • KSMU: StoryCorps to capture stories of teachers. StoryCorps, the national nonprofit project for preserving oral histories, will capture the story of 24 teachers from eight public schools as part of the National Teachers Initiative.
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