Daily brief (6/25): Top picks from the Springfield media

Expect a string of hot, dry days for the next week with temperatures dancing toward the 100-degree mark. No rain is in the forecast.

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 98. The heat index could reach as high as 101. Tonight will be clear with a low of 68.

Tomorrow won’t be quite as hot, with a high of 93. But temperatures will jump back up toward 100 for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Counties declared disaster from armyworms.Twenty counties in Arkansas and Missouri are eligible for disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of crop damage from armyworms.
  • KSMU: Board of Governors approves long-range plan for MSU-West Plains. A new long-range plan for Missouri State University-West Plains to last through 2016 has been approved. It reaffirms the university’s commitment to student engagement and its open-admissions policy for students in the area.
  • KSPR: Car wrecks force limited access to U.S. 54. The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to limit access to U.S. 54 in Osage Beach from Key Largo Road after several wrecks, including one that killed two people.
  • News-Leader: Food pantry to open at Hillcrest. Ozarks Food Harvest and the Springfield School District are teaming up to open a food pantry at Hillcrest High School to provide access to healthy snacks and food for students in need.
  • KY3: Small business compete for $3 million prize. Decades Vintage Boutique and Midwest Pool and Spas are among the area businesses competing for a $3 million prize in the Mission: Small Business competition from Chase and Living Social.

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