Daily brief (6/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 90, but a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast.

The chance of rain remains through tonight but disappears tomorrow. Saturday will be mostly sunny and continued hot, with a high of 91. Another chance of rain comes Sunday. The high will be 87 on Father’s Day.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: Attorney general warns against texting scam. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warned that some identity thieves are using text messages promising gift cards to steal information from unsuspecting consumers.
  • OzarksFirst: New turf approved for Springfield high-school stadiums. The Springfield School District has approved a $1.9 million contract for artificial turf at all five of its high-school stadiums.
  • KSPR: Springfield police explain how project design can prevent crime. Springfield police officials are meeting with the City Council to explain how well-designed building projects with appropriate landscaping can help prevent crime.
  • KY3: State shuts down used-car dealer. Excel Auto Group LLC, located near Scenic and Walnut Lawn, has been shut down after an investigation by the state Department of Revenue and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.
  • News-Leader: Series of teen road deaths troubling. In the past three months, three teens have died after lying down in a roadway. Investigators say there doesn’t appear to be any connection among the three, except for the circumstances of their deaths.
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