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Daily brief (7/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another hot, dry day is in store, but a glimmer of hope is on the horizon: A slight chance of thunderstorms enters the forecast tomorrow.

Today’s high is expected to hit 97. Tonight will dip to 71, and tomorrow won’t be quite as hot, with a high of 91. It will be mostly sunny, although a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast. After another break Tuesday, the temperature will spike back up for the Fourth of July holiday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Marionville police officer shoots, kills suspect. The Missouri Highway Patrol is reviewing the circumstances around a Saturday shooting in which a Marionville police officer responded to a report of a woman being held against her will at Applelane Townhomes and Duplexes. A man approached the officer armed with scissors and was shot. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3)
  • News-Leader: Long faces primary challengers on Aug. 7. U.S. Rep. Billy Long, elected in 2010 to represent Missouri’s 7th District, faces Tom Stilson of Ozark and Mike Moon of Ash Grove in the Aug. 7 primary.
  • KY3: Charity serves 10,000th meal to those in need. Behind the Red Door, a Monett-based charity to help battle hunger, has served 10,000 meals to those in need over the past year.
  • KSMU: Smillie’s shuts its doors. Smillie’s, a local grocery store that has served Springfield for almost two decades, has closed its doors. Owner Bill Smillie, 66, says it was time to retire. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)

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