Daily brief (7/2): Top picks from the Springfield media

A heat advisory for the Ozarks will remain in effect until 7 tonight as temperatures head toward 97. The heat index could get as high as 100.

Tonight, there’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and tomorrow brings a bit of a break, with a high of 92 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The Fourth of July holiday has a similar forecast: a high of 91 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Fourth of July celebrations

Today is also Fireworks at the Field in Springfield, and several other area towns will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday today. Table Rock Lake is also prepared for large crowds, although Moonshine Beach will be closed because of high water.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: EPA removes 64,000 hazardous items from Joplin debris. Pesticides, bleach, and solvents are among the hazardous items being collected by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. (Other Joplin coverage: Governor orders $100 million in aid for disasters: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: City deer hunt in the works. The Missouri Department of Conservation is taking reservations through Aug. 15 for managed deer hunts for bow hunters at Fellows Lake and Lake Springfield. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Theater alcohol ban on hold for 90 days. The city has agreed to put a hold on a voter-approved alcohol ban while the ban is being challenged in court.
  • KSMU: A look at the Ozarks severe-weather system. The National Weather Service office in Springfield oversees 37 counties. Weather officials urge homeowners to have a weather radio since warning sirens aren’t meant to be heard indoors.
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