Daily brief (8/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be hot and mostly sunny, with a high of 91. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and the heat index could reach 97.

Tonight will become mostly cloudy, and rain chances increase tomorrow to 30 percent. Tomorrow’s high will also be 91.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Record low interest rates drawing in some buyers. Some banks are offering rates below 4 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage to borrowers with strong credit ratings.
  • OzarksFirst: Time growing short for tax-issue decision. Greene County commissioners have until Aug. 30 to decide whether to put a tax issue on the ballot that would help deal with the county’s crowded justice system. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Some trying to save Riverside Bridge in Ozark. A group called Save the Riverside Bridge is trying to raise enough money to make repairs to the historic but structurally weak bridge.
  • KSMU: Miranda Lambert coming to JQH Arena. Country singer Miranda Lambert will perform at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University campus on Oct. 21. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the box office, online, or via phone at (417) 836-7678.

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