Daily brief (6/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 87. A slight breeze reaching speeds of up to 13 mph will help keep things mild.

Tonight will be pleasant, with the low dipping into the low 60s. Tomorrow will be another nice day: Mostly sunny, with a high of 88.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: ‘Neighbors in Need’ telethon raises $62,000. The telethon, which aired from 5-7 p.m. on five Ozarks stations including KOLR-10, collected money for Convoy of Hope and its efforts in Joplin. (Other Joplin coverage: Home Depot give $100,000: News-Leader; Flag still flying throughout Joplin: KY3; How to help: OzarksFirst, News-Leader)
  • KY3: Taney County Fair moves after flooding. Taney County’s fairgrounds, north of Forsyth, remain flooded, so organizers plan on moving the annual fair to a 78-acre lot south of Forsyth.
  • News-Leader: Red-light cameras staying idle until 2012. The city of Springfield plans to wait until after an appeal of a St. Louis court decision against red-light cameras.
  • OzarksFirst: 10-day transformation under way for Show Me Music Festival. Up to 25,000 people are expected for a three-day music festival at Springfield Underground (3610 E. Kearney), which will feature nationally known musicians, comedians, and celebrity chefs.
  • KSPR: Changes to dog-breeding rules going into effect. The new law, which changes Proposition B approved by voters last November, adds $1 million for enforcement but removes a limitation of 50 dogs per breeder.
  • News-Leader: Benefits of Branson Airport remain unclear. The city of Branson has paid more than $700,000 to the Branson Airport, but the city administrator says it’s not clear what the city has gained from the investment.
  • KSMU: Warm weather, flooding leads to mold growth. Houses damaged by storms and flooding are particularly vulnerable to mold, experts say.

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