Daily brief (7/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

For the next few days, there’s a chance of sporadic showers and thunderstorms, but it will be mostly sunny and hot.

Today, there’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny, with a high of 93. Heat indices could reach 98.

Tomorrow is more of the same, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Displaced Joplin families live in tent city. Dozens of people have set up tents at Clyde’s Place, a free holding area for any tornado victim needing a place to stay. (Other Joplin coverage: Pay for tornado aid uncertain: News-Leader; How to help: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Fireworks believed to have sparked Billing church fire. About one-quarter of the Full Gospel Church in Billings burned Monday, after a fire that was apparently started by a bottle rocket. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Missouri State students create concrete canoe. A group of Missouri State University engineering students built a concrete canoe as part of  national competition.
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