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Daily brief (8/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Early-morning thunderstorms are possible today. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 93.

The heat index today could reach 99. A chance of rain remains throughout today and tomorrow. Tomorrow is expected to be another hot day, with a high of 92.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Race-track developer waiting on appeal process. An appeal has been filed against Taney County Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to allow a NASCAR-style race track to move forward. Public comment is allowed for 90 days, and another hearing will be Nov. 16.
  • News-Leader: Rules altered for City Council hearing. The Springfield City Council is suspending its usual public-comment rules regarding a proposal to enforce e-Verify immigration rules. Speakers on the illegal-immigration proposal will be limited to three minutes at Monday’s meeting. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: KSFX becomes KOZL. The television station is changing its call letters and expanding its local news programming from 12 hours a week to 24. It will no longer be a Fox affiliate after Sept. 1.
  • KSMU: Mountain lion sighted in south-central Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the July 29 sighting.

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