Daily brief (7/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a more seasonable high of 90. A steady breeze of 10 to 13 mph will help ease the heat.

Tonight will be mild: Partly cloudy skies and a low of 67. Expect more of the same for the rest of the week, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 90s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Dockside electrocutions preventable, experts say. Experts urge dock owners to test the electrical systems on their docks to ensure they are wired properly. Three people have been electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks in the past five days. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Work on 60/65 interchange to affect traffic. The Missouri Department of Transportation is installing guard cables at the U.S. 60/65 interchange, which will result in some lane closures and reduced speed limits in the area.
  • OzarksFirst: City seeking input on next phase of Campbell improvements. The city of Springfield would like to hear from the public about the next phase of Campbell Avenue improvements, from Battlefield Road to El Camino Alto.
  • KSPR: Council to meet about hotel-motel tax. The Springfield City Council will discuss ideas for what to do with the $330,000 of hotel-motel tax revenue that the Wonders of Wildlife Museum returns to the city every year.
  • News-Leader: District audit response brings praise. A representative from the state auditor’s office praised the Springfield School District on Monday for its response to a critical audit of the district. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst | Audit information)
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