Daily brief (7/15): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and hot, although a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms pops up after noon. Rain chances will linger into the evening and then dissipate for the week. Today’s high will be 92.

The next week will be sunny and dry, with little chance of rain in store. Expect highs in the mid 90s.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Racetrack developer files for bankruptcy. The developers of a NASCAR-style track in Taney County have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to their attorney. The move halted a scheduled auction of the property.
  • KY3: Unemployment drops, but workforce down. Unemployment has dropped in the Ozarks and the rest of the Missouri since 2009, but so has the number of people in the workforce.
  • KSPR: Lake of the Ozarks firefighters hit with calls for inspections. After three recent electrocutions around the Lake of the Ozarks, residents have been calling area fire departments asking for docks to be inspected.
  • [Election] News-Leader: Several vie for county commissioner. Several Greene County residents are competing for a spot on the County Commission. The Aug. 7 primary will help whittle the field for the November election. Among those running: Democrat: Angela Filbeck, Terry Traw | Republican: Roseann Bentley, Charlie Denison, Steve Helms.
  • KSPR: Brush fire threatened natural science museum. Five acres of a restores glade near the Missouri Institute of Natural Science in Greene County burned last week after a fire was sparked by fireworks. The museum building was not damaged.
  • OzarksFirst: Macks Creek residents move forward to dissolve town. Some Macks Creek residents are circulating a petition to have the Camden County town dissolved so the county can take over road and bridge maintenance.
  • KSMU: The history of Springfield shown through art. The Springfield Art Museum is hosting an exhibit that chronicles the changes in Springfield through the decades. The exhibit, titled “History of Springfield in Art,” will run through Sept. 16.
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