Daily brief (6/14): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another breezy, sunny day, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Gusts could reach 20 mph, and the high is expected to be 92. The temperature will drop into the high 60s tonight, as rain chances increase to 60 percent.

Tomorrow, skies will clear, and the temperature will be a bit more comfortable, with a high of 85.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Shelter for tornado victims closing. The American Red Cross is closing its large shelter at Missouri Southern State University and is searching for a smaller location to house victims. (Other coverage: KSMU, OzarksFirst; Neighbors in Need telethon tonight: OzarksFirst; FEMA trailers arrive: KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: City council approves budget, delays decision on red-light cameras. The Springfield City Council approved its 2012 budget, but the city won’t be turning on the red-light cameras for a while. (Other coverage: KSPR; News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Free fans available for seniors, homebound. Oxford HealthCare is providing free fans to seniors and people who are homebound.
  • KY3: Less than half of applicants get government disaster loans. Less than half the people who applied for Small Business Administration loans after 2008 flooding in the Ozarks received approval.
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