Daily brief (7/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be dangerously hot, with a high of 98 and a heat index as high as 102.

A heat advisory remains in effect through tomorrow night.

The first chance for a break comes Sunday, when a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast. Those chances increase to 50 percent for the Fourth of July.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Cleaning up Joplin debris poses major hurdles. Joplin is expected to have three times as much debris as the World Trade Center collapse, and high heat is hampering cleanup efforts. (Other Joplin coverage: Plans to replace trees: News-Leader; Ways to help: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Lake Ozark restaurant burns, firefighters injured. Twelve fire department responded to the burning Camp Bagnell Restaurant. Four firefighters were injured; two buildings were destroyed at the complex. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Southwest Missouri mayor quits after two months. Diamond Mayor Ray Prettyman has resigned after two months in office, saying the Board of Aldermen won’t work with him.
  • News-Leader: Fireworks at the Field. Springfield’s fireworks display at Hammons Field will begin at 9:45 p.m. tomorrow, although bands will begin performing at 3 p.m.
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