Daily brief (6/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be a picture-perfect day: Sunny, with a high of 85.

A steady breeze with gusts of up to 26 mph will help keep the day from getting too hot.

Tomorrow will be another nice day, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 86. Rain chances enter the forecast tomorrow evening, and rain is likely by this weekend.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: Joplin Humane Society to host event to find homes for pets. On June 25 and 26, the Joplin Humane Society will host an event this weekend to help find homes for 600 pets. (Other Joplin coverage: Ways to help: OzarksFirst; FEMA to build temporary homes: News-Leader)
  • KY3: Flood victims in Taney County consider buyout program. The federal government could buy out people whose homes were flooded during the spring storms in the Ozarks. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: New Fox TV affiliate planning upgrades. Koplar Communications, which owns KRBK, the new Fox affiliate in the Ozarks, plans to upgrade its delivery system to provide a stronger broadcast signal. (Other coverage: KSFX general manager explains change: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Embattled MSU provost steps down. Missouri State University Provost Belinda McCarthy has stepped down as the university’s top academic officer after coming under fire for travel expenses.

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