Daily brief (5/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Happy Mother’s Day!

After a foggy start, skies will clear, and Mother’s Day will become partly sunny with a high near 72.

Skies should remain clear for the week, with mild temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Two weekend events collecting donations for charities. The Stomp the Blues Out of Homelessness and Stamp Out Hunger events this weekend sought to collect food and goods for people in need.
  • News-Leader: Joplin: After the tornado. A year after a tornado destroyed much of the town and killed 161 people, Joplin has been rebuilding and recovering.
  • KY3: Almost half of Missouri kids overweight or obese. A recent study from the Trust for America’s Health confirms others that almost half of Missouri children are overweight and obese. That’s why organizations like CoxHealth are hosting events to encourage exercise and healthier eating habits.
  • KSPR: Springfield fire chief asking for funds to upgrade equipment. The Springfield Fire Department has used the same self-contained breathing apparatuses for its firefighters for the past 12 years, and the fire chief isn’t sure where the department will get money to upgrade the equipment.

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