Daily brief (5/27): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and hot, with a high of 92.

A strong breeze with gusts of up to 24 mph will help some, and rain chances moves into the forecast for the Memorial Day holiday. Several veterans cemeteries are preparing for remembrance ceremonies on Monday.

A 30 percent of showers and thunderstorms will last through Tuesday. Tomorrow’s high will be 88.

A gradual cooling trend is in store for the rest of the week, with rain chances on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs should return to the 70s by Thursday.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Thousands flock to lakes for holiday weekend. As people take to Missouri’s lakes for the opening weekend of the boating season, the Missouri Water Patrol will be watching the lakes for people who may be driving their boats while intoxicated. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: 20 years later: Springfield’s three missing women. In 1992, three women — Sherrill Levitt, Suzie Streeter, and Stacy McCall — disappeared after Kickapoo High School’s graduation, and the case remains unsolved today.
  • News-Leader: Food trucks hit zoning roadblock in Springfield. Food trucks and other “temporary vendors” are not allowed in the center of Springfield, but the City Council is considering a proposal that would change city regulations.
  • OzarksFirst: Show-Me Heroes program designed to help veterans find jobs. The state of Missouri’s Show-Me Heroes program helps connect returning veterans with potential employers.
  • KSMU: Rebuilding Joplin: Recapping the year at Irving Elementary. Teachers and students of Joplin’s Irving Elementary helped each other as their city recovered from the May 22, 2011, tornado.
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