Daily brief (6/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

There’s a hint of rain on the horizon.

Today will still be hot and sunny, with a high of 92 and a heat index as high as 95. But a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms has popped up in the forecast for Friday.

Otherwise, most of the week will be as it has been: hot and sunny, with no clouds in sight.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Joplin tornado: Hundreds turn out for meeting on debris removal. Officials gave detailed instructions for dealing with debris removal in the coming weeks at a meeting last night at Missouri Southern State University. (Other coverage: Help for businesses: KSMU; Joplin tornado visualized: News-Leader)
  • KY3: Business may be changing name to defuse complaints. The Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri has connected a company and its president to other companies that have as many as  28 complaints with the BBB.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: City begins training volunteers to beautify Springfield. The city will hold one more training session (at 5:30 p.m. June 23 in the Busch Municipal Building) for people interested in helping clean up Springfield by removing outdated signs.
  • News-Leader: Rep. Long calls for review of Corps policies on reservoirs. Rep. Billy Long says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ policies for releasing floodwaters from reservoirs are outdated and need to be reviewed by Congress.
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