Daily brief (7/18): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be another hot, sunny day, with a high of 101.

The heat will stick with us through the weekend, with highs in the upper 90s and dancing with the 100-degree mark. Tomorrow, a 20 percent of showers and thunderstorms creeps into the forecast. The weekend will be sunny and hot, with limited chances for rain.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: College Street plans unveiled. A Route 66 roadside park and other ideas for redevelopment are part of a city proposal to revitalize College Street heading west out of downtown. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirstRountree neighborhood sounds tackles ‘quiet zone’ proposal. A city proposal for dealing with train whistles in the Rountree neighborhood would require closing some streets and adding crossing gates and signals.  (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KY3Firefighters battle large wildfire in Lawrence County. Firefighters from at least seven departments battled a 700-acre wildfire in rural Lawrence County, which was sparked by a welder’s torch. No one was injured. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPRHealth officials move ahead with food-truck inspections.  While the City Council mulls an ordinance regarding regulations for food-truck vendors, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pushing ahead with food inspections for the mobile eateries.
  • OzarksFirstVolunteers helping to get new magnet school in Nixa ready. The new Steam Magnet School, which will focus on science, is being renovated and revamped for the coming school year in the Nixa School District.

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