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

We’ll get a break from the 90-degree days today.

There’s a 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with a high of 85 expected. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and hotter, with a high back at 91.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Walmart planning two supermarket locations. Walmart is planning to build two of its neighborhood supermarket stores in Springfield, at Golden Avenue and Republic Road, and near Glenstone Avenue and Bennett Street. Each store would employ about 90 people.
  • OzarksFirst: Taney County’s HopeCenter bounces back after flood. Spring floods ruined the charity’s food and clothing center at Turkey Creek junction, but the group has received thousands of dollars in money and food donations to continue its work.
  • KY3: New system for tracking scrap metal. Springfield metal yards have begun using an online tracking system for people who sell scrap metal in an effort to fend off thieves.
  • KSPR: Five-year-old son accepts award for father killed. Caden Taylor accepted a commemorative plaque from the Jasper County sheriff at a memorial service for his father, Jefferson Taylor, a police officer who was struck by lightning while helping after the Joplin tornado.
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