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

The excessive heat warning for the Ozarks is scheduled to expire at 7 tonight.

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 99. The heat index will once again top the 100-degree mark, with 103 a possibility. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today will increase to 40 percent tonight.

Rain chances remain tomorrow, and a cooling trend will begin. Highs should drop into the 80s by Wednesday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Grocer seeks food donations from community. Dillons is hosting a food drive that runs through Aug. 22. The donations will be given to Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • News-Leader: Overcrowding plagues Greene County Jail. The Greene County Jail is regularly over 450 inmates, the number for which it’s properly staffed. Jail administrators would like to see another tax to expand the jail.
  • KY3: Hollister considering banning over-the-counter sales of pseudoephedrine. Hollister aldermen are putting together an ordinance to ban over-the-counter sales of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
  • KSPR: Boy Scouts help in Joplin. More than 1,000 Boy Scouts cleaned up debris in Joplin this weekend from the May 22 tornado. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
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