Daily brief (7/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

It will be another sunny day but not quite as hot, with a high of 92. Storms hit some areas of the Ozarks yesterday, leaving some without power, and a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms remains today, mainly after 1 p.m.

A heat advisory remains in effect as well, from 11 a.m. to  7 p.m. today.

Rain chances remain tonight and tomorrow, which should cool temperatures for the first time in a while. Expect a high of 85 on Monday.

Clouds should clear by Tuesday, making way for more seasonable temperatures in the upper 80s.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Steelman hopes for successful Senate run. Sarah Steelman of Rolla has 10 years of state government experience, but she still sees herself as an outsider to Washington in her run for the Republican nomination for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat. (Other Senate contenders: Republican: Todd Akin | John Brunner || Democrat: Claire McCaskill)
  • KSMU: Health Department to charge some for immunizations. Because of budget cuts, non-Greene County residents will now be charged for immunizations at the Springfield-Greene County Health Department locations around the area.
  • OzarksFirst: Volunteers turn out to make over Lebanon schools. Dozens of volunteers helped revamp and remodel Maplecrest Elementary in Lebanon during the 2nd Annual School Makeover.
  • KY3: New museum director coming from Georgia. The Springfield Art Museum has hired Nick Nelson, the director of the Albany (Ga.) Art Museum. He is expected to start Aug. 6. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Progress slow on iconic downtown buildings. The Heer’s, Landmark, Woodruff, and McDaniel buildings still need major renovation, and a couple of planned projects may take downtown’s Big Four to the Big Three or the Big Two.
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