Daily brief (6/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny and unseasonably cool, with a high of 68. Tonight’s low will dip to 52 before the temperature bounces back to a more seasonable 78 for tomorrow’s high. Expect a mostly sunny Saturday.

Sunday will be partly sunny with a high of 85, but rain chances move in Sunday night. A chance of thunderstorms remains through Monday. Skies should clear again Tuesday, with highs remaining in the 80s.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Couple named as suspects in Porter case. Tony and Windy Friend of Springfield were arrested Wednesday on drug charges, and court documents say they are linked to last year’s murders of Rusty and Rebecca Porter of Willard. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3) 
  • OzarksFirst: Transportation committee seeking public input. A forum on identifying the area’s transportation needs will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce (202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Plan lowers Greene County neighborhood speed limits. Speed limits on local residential streets in Greene County neighborhoods outside the Springfield city limits will drop to 25 mph under a plan from the Greene County Highway Department.
  • KSPR: Some Ozarks cemeteries running out of room. Some area cemeteries are filling up, and those that rely on donations are sometimes struggling to make ends meet.

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