Daily brief (8/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Skies will be clear and sunny as some Ozarks students return to the clasroom today.

Another mild August day is in store, with a high of 86 expected. A light breeze of 5-8 mph will help as well.

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast tonight, with a low of 65 expected. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 90. Slight rain chances remain throughout the day.

Highs are expected to return to standard August territory by week’s end, with temperatures staying in the 90s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: At least 30 Ozarks soldiers killed over past decade. KY3 tallied a list of Ozarks soldiers who have died since Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom began.
  • OzarksFirst: DNR warns racetrack developer. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has warned developer Russell Cook that workers have disturbed more land than the permit allows for a new NASCAR-style track in Taney County.
  • KSPR: Road closings: Several Springfield streets under construction. Several Springfield streets, including portions of Division Street, will be closed this week for construction.
  • News-Leader: Greene County, state health officials clash over health threat after Joplin tornado. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department had wanted to sound a statewide health alarm after some victims of the Joplin tornado experienced strange fungal infections, but state health officials said no.
  • KSMU: Help is available to trace ancestry. The library at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield helps people investigate their ancestors from the times of the Civil War.



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