Daily brief (6/11): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high will be 86.

But skies should clear after tonight to make way for a sunny week with highs in the 80s. Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high near 82, and Wednesday will be more of the same: mostly sunny and a high around 81.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Debate tonight for GOP candidates airing locally. KOZL will air all 90 minutes of the debate between GOP candidates Todd Akin, John Brunner, and Sarah Steelman, who are competing for the GOP nomination to run against Claire McCaskill. The debate begins at 7:30 tonight.
  • News-Leader: High turnover at the Missouri Hotel. The Missouri Hotel, Springfield’s primary homeless shelter, has seen more families new to homelessness over the past few months.
  • KY3: Event provides ID information for hundreds of kids. This weekend’s DNA LifePrint Child Safety Event gathered fingerprint and DNA information for hundreds of kids in the Ozarks, in the event of tragedy. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KSPR: Aurora department readies petitions for support. The Aurora Rural Fire Department wants to switch from a fee-based system to a district supported by property taxes.

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