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Daily brief (7/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

This morning’s clouds and fog will clear out by midday, making way for sunny skies and a high near 89.

Clear skies will remain into next week, with temperatures back into the high 90s. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a high of 91.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Nixa police asking for help in 5-year-old case. Police are asking for help in solving the case of Gerald “Jerry” Dunn, 23, who died after a hit-and-run wreck in Nixa in 2006. It happened at Missouri Highway 14 and Tiffany Boulevard. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Ex-employee wins free-speech case against city of Bolivar. Marilynn Gehrlein was prosecuted for harassment for complaining about how the city’s animal shelter was being run. After the conviction was thrown out, she won a $10,000 settlement.
  • OzarksFirst: Summer movies return to Founders Park tonight. The movie season at downtown Springfield’s Founders Park will run through Aug. 27. Tonight’s feature, which begins at dusk: “Shrek Forever After.”
  • News-Leader: Bass Pro founder against plans for Taney County track. Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro and owner of Big Cedar Lodge, has sent a letter to the Taney County Commission in opposition to a proposed NASCAR-style track. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KSMU: Springfield schools grant extension to Hickory Hills project. Retail developer Paul Larino has until Oct. 14 to make a $2.5 million payment to the district that was due in June.

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