Morning brief (8/24): Top picks from the Springfield media

Strapped for time? Each morning, we’ll give you our top pick from each major local medium, avoiding the car crashes and building fires.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: “Springfield City Council approves Heer’s loan”: The city will lend $2 million to help St. Louis developer with $29.2 million project.
  • KY3: “Charcoal will be red hot for Broiler Festival in Crane”: This weekend, some 6,000 people are expected to head to this Christian County town for chicken.
  • KSPR: “Aurora car dealership fined for ‘Cash for Clunkers’ violations”: Gary Wood Chrysler got fined for keeping a truck on the lot longer than the law allowed; Wood says federal authorities were heavy-handed in giving him a $21,000 fine.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): “Despite deep cuts, Parents As Teachers presses on”: The school readiness program lost 60 percent of its budget and 15 parent educators, but it is continuing its work with Ozarks households.
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