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Daily brief (6/11): Top picks from the Springfield media

We’ll get a break from the heat today.

There’s a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 82.

Storm chances reduce tomorrow. The clouds will gradually clear throughout the day, leaving skies sunny. High will be around 86.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: FEMA sending temporary housing to Joplin. Sixty mobile homes are on their way to Joplin to help ease the need for housing in the Joplin area. (Other Joplin coverage: Ways to help: OzarksFirst; Debris drop-off site: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Springfield’s new smoking ordinance takes effect. This weekend, restaurants and bars within the Springfield city limits must go completely smoke-free. A last-minute challenge failed in court on Friday. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Missouri Rx saved after last-minute lawmaker approval.  The state prescription program that helps 212,000 low-income seniors and those with disabilities with required prescriptions has been reauthorized.
  • KSPR: Reward fund growing for missing Willard couple. Authorities are still investigating the case of Rebecca and Russell Porter of Willard, who have been missing for two months. At least $15,000 has been raised as a reward for information leading to their whereabouts.
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