Daily brief (6/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

The streak of nice days continues today: Sunny, with a high of 82.

Tonight will be another cool, mild night, with a low of 57. Expect another nice day tomorrow, with sunny skies and a high of 83.

The weekend will be hotter, as highs approach 90, and a chance of thunderstorms enters the forecast on Monday.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Early Head Start funding cut back. With a tight budget, the state of Missouri cut back funding for the Early Head Start child-care program, and several day-care providers are shutting down their programs, leaving some parents in a bind.
  • News-Leader: Candlelight vigil this morning for three missing women. Twenty years ago, Sherill Levitt, Suzanne Streeter, and Stacy McCall disappeared, and their case remains unsolved. A candlelight vigil at 6 a.m. today remembered the three. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Emotional sendoff for National Guard troops. Family members and friends said goodbye Wednesday to 165 soldiers heading off to Kuwait for a yearlong deployment. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSMU: City Council selects finalists for open position. Michael Carroll, controller of Andy’s Frozen Custard; Jan Fisk, co-owner of J. Howard Fisk Limousines; and Arthur Hodge, a retired veteran and former Springfield Public Schools attendance adviser, are the three finalists for the City Council position left vacant after Bob Stephens became mayor.

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