Daily brief (8/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high of 89.

Rain chances remain through tomorrow, and the high will creep into the 90s. The rest of the week will be typical August weather, with highs in the 90s.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Joplin schools reopen as town heals. Four Joplin school buildings were destroyed, and two others were severely damaged, but the school district has made accommodations to start the school year on time. (Other Joplin coverage: St. John’s to announce site: OzarksFirst, News-Leader; Country donates computers to Joplin: KSMU)
  • KY3: Lake Taneycomo cleanup planned. Table Rock Lake Water Quality is organizing a group of volunteers for its second annual Lake Taneycomo Cleanup on Sept. 10.
  • KSPR: Lady Antebellum to play JQH Arena. The country crossover group will play in Springfield on Dec. 10 as part of the first leg of its U.S. tour. Ticket information has not been announced yet.
  • KY3: Republic Schools accused of failing to report rape investigation. A civil lawsuit filed against Republic Schools contends the district failed to report allegations of rape from a female student at Republic Middle School.
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