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Daily brief (6/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Happy Father’s Day!

There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny, with a high of 90. Heat indexes could reach 94, and wind gusts could hit up to 24 mph.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny again, with a high of 89. Showers and thunderstorms are likely tomorrow night.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Big stars rev up Show Me Music and Arts Festival. Train, Jessie James, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band were among the big names hitting the stage. The three-day event concludes today. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Juneteenth celebration commemorates end of slavery. Many gathered in Springfield’s Silver Springs Park to celebrate Juneteenth, the national celebration of the end of slavery. (Other coverage: KSPR; KY3)
  • KY3: Residents organize opposition to NASCAR-style racetrack near Hollister. A group of about three dozen gathered to organize opposition to a planned $250 million racetrack near Hollister.
  • News-Leader: Newtonia mansion played role in Civil War battles. The Ritchey Mansion, the centerpiece of Newtonia’s Civil War heritage, was part of two battles, on Sept. 30, 1862 and Oct. 28, 1864.

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