The first official week of summer will continue to be nice: Sunny, with a high of 86.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast late tonight, and rain chances will linger through Saturday. The heat returns over the weekend, with highs headed above 90.
- News-Leader: FEMA working to assist Joplin victims. The agency has 9,800 registrations for assistance, and has awarded $13.6 million in grants. (Other Joplin coverage: Construction hold hits hard: OzarksFirst; Temporary housing going up: KY3)
- KSPR: Branson’s largest theater up for auction. The Grand Palace, built in 1992, will be sold at auction after the ownership company defaulted on its loan.
- KY3: Nixa police: Man reportedly tried to get girls into van. Wednesday afternoon, Nixa police received a report that a man wearing a baseball cap tried to lure two girls into his red van. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
- OzarksFirst: Playground designed by kids going up today. A new playground designed by kids is going up today in north Springfield at the Fulbright housing development.
- KSMU: Movies at Founders Park are back. Summer movies will be showing at downtown Springfield’s Founders Park, with showings on Friday and Saturday nights. Admission without ticket packs is $5 per person; children 5 and under can get in for free.
Filed under: Branson, Crime, Entertainment, Joplin tornado, Nixa, Parks and recreation | Tagged: attempted abduction, construction hold, FEMA, Founders Park, Grand Palace auction, Joplin recovery, Kids playground, Nixa police |