Daily brief (7/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Bet you can guess today’s forecast.

It’ll be another hot one, mostly sunny with a high of 97. Heat indices will reach 104, and the heat advisory for the area remains in effect. A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms enters the forecast tomorrow, but it will remain hot. The best chance of rain comes Sunday, but next week will be another hot one.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Officials suspect arson in rash of hay fires. More than a half dozen hay-bale fires have happened in Greene and Christian counties, and authorities are investigating the possibility of arson as the cause in some of the fires. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Investment regulators offer tips for protecting against scams. Complaints about loans and investment scams have increased in the past year, according to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.
  • KSPR: Attorney general files lawsuits against suspected charity scams. The Missouri attorney general’s office is suing Alivio Foundation Inc. of Puerto Rico and Steve Blood of Georgia. They are accused of fraudulently soliciting donations through the internet to help victims of the Joplin tornado. (Other coverage: KSMU, OzarksFirst, KY3)
  • KSPR: Chip-and-seal roads bleeding oil. The extreme heat is leading to some rural chip-and-seal roads bleeding oil in Polk County.
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