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Daily brief (8/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast for today. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny and continued hot, with a high of 96.

With a heat index of 104 possible, an excessive heat warning remains in effect until Sunday night.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, with a slight chance of rain and a high of 98.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Ozarks stores pull Cargill ground turkey. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. issued a voluntary recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey because it may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Evangel, two other schools to merge. Evangel University, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and Central Bible College will merge under a deal approved Thursday by the denomination’s General Council. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: New mobile-home park for Joplin victims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working on installing temporary homes to house 600 people.
  • KSMU: Piece of African-American history gets new life. The renovated, renamed Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center (918 E. Calhoun) will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
  • News-Leader: Vonnegut library to provide free copies of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five.’ A week after the Republic School District banned “Slaughterhouse-Five” from its library and curriculum, Kurt Vonnegut’s namesake memorial library has agreed to provide a copy of the book to any Republic student who asks for one.
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