Daily brief (7/21): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today is sunny and hot with highs near 99.

Tomorrow is sunny and hot with a high near 100.  A heat advisory continues through the weekend.  Hot conditions will remain into early next week.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Veteran housing funding sought for Housing Authority of Springfield. Springfield’s housing authority is looking to outside funding to help administer a program for veteran housing vouchers.
  • OzarksFirstFive departments battle 40-50 acre fire near Marionville MO. Around 1 p.m., firefighters from Marionville city and rural joined crews from Billings, Crane, and Mt. Vernon to extinguish the fire along Highway 60 and Farm Road 230.
  • KY3Fire truck flips responding to blaze near Branson.One of the fire district’s water tankers crashed when the driver attempted to make a left hand turn from Highway 65 onto Bear Creek Road.  All three firefighters sustained minor injuries.  (Other coverage:  Ozarks First)
  • KSPR:  Streets will stay open in the Rountree neighborhood in Springfield. No streets will close, not even temporarily, due to the opposition regarding a quiet zone proposal for the historic neighborhood.  (Other coverage:  KY3 , NewsLeader)
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