Daily brief (7/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another streak of hot days is in store for the weekend. Expect hot, dry days with little rain in sight.

Today’s high will be 94, with a slight breeze of up to 11 mph. Tomorrow will be another hot, dry day, with a high of 93. The wind will die down, though.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: City proposes plan for College Street corridor. The city Department of Planning and Development has proposed a redevelopment project for College Street from Grant Avenue to Kansas Expressway.
  • OzarksFirst: Crews checking sewer system with smoke. Springfield city crews are blowing odorless, nontoxic smoke through manhole covers to test for leaks in the city’s sewer system.
  • KSPR: Gallons for Growth to benefit schools foundation. The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools will join with Kum & Go for a 24-hour fundraising event that begins today. For every gallon of gas sold, the chain will donate 3 cents to the schools foundation.
  • KY3: 30 electricity-related events reported since 2010. The Missouri Public Service Commission, the state’s utility regulator, says there have been 30 electricity-related events, six of which have resulted in deaths, since 2010.
  • News-Leader: OTC accepts low audio bid. Audio Acoustics of Springfield bid about $44,000 — about half that of its competitors — to provide classroom equipment for Ozarks Technical Community College. The company will review the bid to ensure it didn’t make a mistake in the bidding process.
  • KSPR: MoDOT finishes Highway 37 work. For the past five months, the Missouri Department of Transportation has been working on Missouri 37 in Lawrence and Barry counties to resurface the road and expand major intersections. The project cost $6.6 million.

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