Daily brief (6/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another gorgeous day is in store for the Ozarks: Sunny, with a high of 81. The low tonight will dip to 61.

The weekend will remain sunny but become hotter, as the high temperatures approach 90. Monday brings a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will linger through Tuesday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Legislature passes provision to close records. The Missouri General Assembly has passed a bill — now awaiting Gov. Jay Nixon’s signature — that expands the crimes that can be expunged from someone’s record after a decade.
  • OzarksFirst: State issues crayfish bait ban. The Missouri Conservation Department has issued a ban on using bought crayfish bait because it can result in nonnative species affecting local habitats. But some fishing enthusiasts aren’t happy about the ban.
  • KY3: Battle over raw milk in Christian County. Some raw milk producers are balking at Christian County’s regulations, which require a state Grade A food permit and a county health permit before sellers can distribute milk at a farmers market or other location besides their farms. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KSMU: Private garden tour this weekend in Greene County. The Master Gardeners of Greene County and the Southwest Missouri Water Garden Association are sponsoring the 2012 Private Gardens Tour this Saturday. (Other weekend events: River Rescue this weekend: KY3 | Ozarks businesses team up with law enforcement to promote child safety: KSPR)
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