Daily brief (6/2): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny and a little warmer, with a high of 79. Tonight, there’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m.

Rain chances increase to 50 percent tomorrow. Skies will be partly sunny, and a high of 82 is expected. Thunderstorms are possible tomorrow night.

Rain chances remain Monday, which will be partly sunny with a high of 86.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Stamp Out Hunger raises more than 120,000 pounds of food. Local letter carriers collected 121,772 pounds of food going mailbox to mailbox during the annual Stamp Out Hunger event May 12.
  • KSPR: Dry Ozarks rivers hurting canoe business. Two months of drought have lowered water levels at area rivers including the Buffalo, and canoe businesses are feeling the pinch.
  • KY3: Thousands attend Relay for Life. The 22nd annual Springfield Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, is trying to raise $300,000 at the event this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
  • News-Leader: Greene County budget officer resigns. Greene County Budget Officer Jeff Reinold submitted a formal letter of resignation Friday afternoon. Reinold was almost fired after failing to pay a $1.3 million county bill on time.
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