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Daily brief (6/18): Top stories from the Springfield media

Rain chances diminish throughout the day, as clouds give way to mostly sunny skies. A high of 87 is expected, and heat indexes could hit 93.

A steady wind with gusts of up to 24 mph will provide some relief, though.

There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, but tomorrow will be sunny and hot, with a high of 90.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Fans soak up Show Me Music Festival. Festival organizers, who worked on the original Farm Aid concert and the CMA Fest in Nashville, plan on making the festival an annual event. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: New company emerges from ashes of old. Rockridge Group has emerged from the ashes of an e-commerce company that went bankrupt in 2008.
  • KY3: Most cooperating with smoking ban. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has seen only six complaints in the first week.
  • KSMU: Volunteers recognized with “Gift of Time’ awards. Ten Ozarkers received Gift of Time awards from the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.
  • News-Leader: DNR shifting focus in water-pollution fight. Instead of focusing primarily on “point sources” of pollution, such as industrial sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is concentrating on nonpoint sources such as fertilizer and runoff from parking lots.
  • OzarksFirst: How to help Joplin victims.

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