Daily brief (6/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Chance of thunderstormsThere’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms today, but for the most part, though, it will be mostly sunny. High will be near 89

Rain chances linger for the first part of the week, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. It will be mostly sunny and breezy, with wind gusts of up to 25 mph.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: ‘Neighbors In Need’ telethon set for Tuesday night. KOLR-10 has joined with the Convoy of Hope to raise money for victims of the Joplin tornado. (Other Joplin coverage: Progress continues: KY3; FEMA housing: KSPR; Sign inspires smile: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: City Council to vote on 2011-12 budget. The city of Springfield’s budget includes $70.3 million in general fund spending, up $3.3 million from the current fiscal year. It restores merit pay increases and ends the city’s hiring freeze.
  • KSPR: Doling Park project to break ground today. An event at 10 a.m. today will kick off a $1.3 million improvement project at Doling Park (301 E. Talmage).

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