Daily brief (7/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

The heat wave that’s been blanketing the Ozarks will continue through most of this week as well.

A heat advisory remains in effect through Thursday. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today; otherwise, it will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 97. Heat indices could reach 104.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, with a high of 95 and a heat index of 101.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: City looks at fix for wildlife museum contract. An internal audit by the city of Springfield raised questions about money from the hotel-motel tax being used for construction or operations at the Wonders of Wildlife American National Fish and Wildlife Museum. An amended contract under consideration by the City Council would clarify the language.
  • KY3: Barry County sheriff issues endangered persons advisory.  The Barry County Sheriff’s Department issued an endangered person advisory on Sunday for two girls — Abbey Chapman, 7, and Isabella Chapman, 3 — who were taken by their father, Matthew Chapman, 35. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the case should call the department at (417) 847-3121.
  • OzarksFirst: Heat takes toll on tires. Experts recommend checking tire pressure in periods of prolonged heat to avoid the possibility of blowouts and other problems.
  • KY3: Program aims to lower utility bills. The Ozarks Area Community Action Corp. has a free program to help people at certain income levels weatherize their homes and lower their utility bills.
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