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Daily brief (6/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another sunny, hot day in the Ozarks. High will be 92.

We should get a break by Friday night, when 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast. Until then, expect more sun and more heat.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Funds raised for workers; Joplin hospital seeks new site. St. John’s plans to have a site and plan for a new hospital ready for its board of directors by December. Employees of the Sisters of Mercy Health System, which owns the Joplin hospital, contributed more than $500,000 to help the hospital’s 100 employees. (Other Joplin coverage: Joplin’s reconstruction plan: KY3; Q&A about debris removal: KSPR; EPA monitoring Joplin’s air quality: OzarksFirst; New state resource center in Joplin: KSMU)
  • KSPR: Candlelight vigil for Springfield’s three missing women. For the past 19 years, Stacy McCall, Suzie Streeter, and Suzie’s mother, Sherrill Levitt, have been missing. They disappeared from Sherrill’s home the night of the girls’ high school graduation. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Race matters in driver stops. Springfield police stopped a greater percentage of black drivers based on population than other races, according to data released by the state attorney general’s office.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: EPA funding will help transform former railyard. EPA officials will be touring the Jordan Valley West Meadows, which will be transformed to wetlands and a park area through the federal environmental agency’s Brownfields program.
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