Daily brief (7/23): Top picks from the Springfield media

There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 1 p.m. Otherwise it will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 95. Heat indices could hit 102.

A heat advisory remains in effect for the Ozarks through at least Friday night.

Rain chances will increase tomorrow to 40 percent and linger through Monday. Temperatures will drop slightly but will remain in the 90s.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Sheriff: Remains likely those of Willard couple. At a Friday news conference, the Greene County and Taney County sheriffs confirmed remains have been found that appear to be those of Rebecca and Russell Porter, a Willard couple who has been missing since April. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: Site nears completion for FEMA trailers in Joplin. Today, the first of 12 units will be set up at Jefferson Memorial Field. In all, 350 trailers will be set up at two sites in Joplin for tornado victims who lost their homes.
  • KY3: Former loan officer charged with bank fraud. Troy Posten, 42, of Crocker pleaded guilty Friday in federal court with bank fraud. He is accused of setting up fake bank loans and lines of credits, and taking more than $450,000 over a four-year period. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Kickapoo students get national recognition from NASA. Four Kickapoo High School students took second place at a NASA competition after presenting their moon research.
  • KSMU: Foundation provides grants to 13 nonprofits. The Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation provided more than $43,000 in grants to 13 area nonprofits this week, including the Ozarks Counseling Center, Ozarks Food Harvest, and Isabel’s House.

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